15 July 2013 — Malala and The Girl Effect









“Weakness, fear, and hopelessness died.  Strength, power, and courage were born.”  –Malala Yousafzai

The lack of access to education of far too many children–most of them girls around the developing world–is a hindrance to economic development and to peace.

This week’s program opens with a brief video, often seen at Rotary regional functions (especially when District 5240 PDG Deepa Willingham is presenting), shows the simple power of educating a girl.  Watch this one for a teaser…then watch the 17-minute United Nations speech of Malala Yousafzai.

If the embedded video does not work, please click here to view it on YouTube.

Malala is the Pakistani girl who spoke out for education, was attacked and shot by the Taliban, and now has celebrated her 16th birthday by leading a worldwide challenge to bring education to all children.  Thanks to the BBC for posting the video of the breathtaking speech.

What can we as Rotarians do to help?


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