Education is a right currently denied to millions of girls.

Studies prove that when you educate girls and women in a community, the entire community benefits.

Support the campaign to fund a full twelve years of education for girls around the world.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzi knows first-hand the lengths that some people will go to prevent a girl from going to school.

The Taliban tried to murder her for speaking out about the importance of a girl’s education.

So perhaps she’s earned a few moments of your time.

Sometimes people ask me, why is it important for girls to go to school? I think the more important question to ask is, why shouldn’t girls have the right to go to school?

My courageous friend, sixteen year-old Muzoon from Syria, goes from tent to tent in her refugee camp in Jordan encouraging girls to stay in school. My sister Amina from the North of Nigeria, where Boko Haram threatens girls for simply wanting to learn, mentors younger girls who continue to want to go to school.

There are over 60 million of our sisters around the world who share a thirst for education, yet do not have the opportunity to go to school or who have to drop out too soon. Together we can change that.

In September, world leaders will commit to 12 years of free, safe, quality primary and secondary education for every girl and every boy in the new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This commitment holds tremendous promise for my sisters demanding more for their lives. But a commitment only counts if a commitment is kept. The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) must lead the way in upholding this commitment, just as it has led way in supporting 9 years of education for millions of children to date.

The GPE is a major funder of education in some of the world’s poorest countries. It makes possible incredible work to help students all over the world, every day. When countries give money in foreign aid for education lots of it goes to the GPE, and in December its Board of Directors will determine how that money will be used by over 60 nations around the world.

But currently the GPE’s focus is on funding 9 years of free, quality education for girls in these countries. We are asking that the GPE Board vote to expand its focus to a full 12 years of primary and secondary education and that GPE partners step up and give more money so that girls are given the opportunity to complete secondary schooling. A change like this will have a dramatic effect on the lives of millions of girls around the world who will be able to go on to become the leaders, teachers, scientists that they want to be and that our world needs.

I am blessed everyday to wake up and know that I can receive a free, quality primary and secondary education, but I shouldn’t be the exception. Now is the time for us to join our voices and make a change for our sisters around the world.

Stand with us and ask the GPE and its partners to lead the way on 12 years of primary and secondary schooling for girls through committing to mobilise the money necessary to achieve it.


(via Goal 4: Quality Education | The Global Goals) “In some parts of the world, students are going to school every day. It’s their normal life. But in other parts of the world, we are starving for education…it’s like a precious gift. It’s like a diamond…” - Malala YousafzaiOn September 25th, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. The Global Goals for sustainable development could get these things done. In all countries. For all people.If the goals are going to work, everyone needs to know about them. You can’t fight for your rights if you don’t know what they are. You can’t convince world leaders to do what needs to be done if you don’t know what you’re convincing them to do. If the goals are famous, they won’t be forgotten.We can be the first generation to end extreme poverty, the most determined generation in history to end injustice and inequality, and the last generation to be threatened by climate change.Of all the goals that will help us achieve these three things, one is the most important. #Goal4 — Quality Education. We’re pretty serious about making 12 years of education for all children a reality. And now you can help, too.Malala shared a selfie with the number 4 to tell the world that she’s supporting The Global Goals and that #Goal4 — Quality Education — is her goal.So, it’s your turn to do the same. We want you to tell everyone that #Goal4 is the goal you care most about because you know that education for every child is the key to solving some of the world’s biggest problems. Join Malala’s fight for 12 years of free, quality secondary education for every boy and girl. Share a selfie with the #4 — just like this — and let the world know that you support #Goal4.  

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2 thoughts on “#WithMalala

  1. We often don’t realise the iomportance of education, because we take it for granted. So we cheapen it’s importance. And we don’t understand that the lack of education really put our lives in danger.
    Thanks for shring this. I’ll do the same.

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