We live in an era, when almost 15% of our citizens haven’t completed their secondary education before turning 25. The share is even greater in youth of low-income families, and according to studies the careers of our citizens without degree from secondary education are considerably shorter and unemployment is more common. Education is part of our civilizations basic structures, and secondary education is vital criteria in gaining access to employment and tertiary education.

The costs of secondary education may rise to over 2500 euros as a high school student, and costs for our vocational students may be even greater depending on degree. That’s why Pelastakaa Lapset ry and Laureamko challenges our fellow students to take part in citizens’ initiative for Maksuton2aste-campaign. The campaign is also supported by National Union of University Students in Finland SYL ry, and National Union of Student Unions in Finland SAMOK ry.

Related information about the campaign you can find from the campaign page at http://www.maksuton2aste.fi/, or we convinced you already you can take part in the citizens’ initiative at http://www.kansalaisaloite.fi/fi/aloite/2607. Please note that taking part in the initiative requires citizenship in Finland.