I just saw the “Girl Rising” movie and read the Girl Rising website and thought they needed a shout out to all of my readers because of the importance of educating girls! What a great film about several girls, in several countries, who against all odds struggled to get their education and succeeded in changing their world and ours! The stories of the girls are written by professional writers from their countries, and the narration of those stories are voiced by celebrities like Liam Neeson and Kerry Washington. The stories are interspersed with stunning footage of the home country, the faces of other girls, and statistics such as 66 million girls are out of school. Or for every 1% of increase in girl’s education there is a five billion dollar addition to that country’s GDP! Wow. EduCrate is all about helping these girls get the schools they want and need. Here is a snippet from their website:
What is Girl Rising?
Girl Rising is a global campaign for girls’ education.
We use the power of storytelling to share the simple truth that educating girls can transform societies. Girl Rising unites girls, women, boys and men who believe every girl has the right to go to school and the right to reach her full potential.
Our mission is to change the way the world values the girl. Everything we do is to ensure that girls’ education is part of the mainstream conversation. We raise awareness about the issue, inspire action and drive resources to our partners, and together we make change happen.
We do this through film and other tools, such as educational and advocacy videos, screening guides and a free standards-aligned school curriculum.