Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Malala Yousafzai Celebrates Lagos School Girls on Instagram

Malala Yousafzai Proudly Celebrates Lagos School Girls Stand #withMalala on her official Instagram page, https://instagram.com/malalafund

malalafundOn #DayoftheGirl, over 200 secondary school girls in Nigeria stood #withMalala for a special screening of #HENAMEDMEMALALA. What an amazing way to celebrate girls! Thanks for sharing, Girls United Together for Success (GUTS).

Actually, more than 350 secondary school girls filled and overflowed the largest cinema hall at the Silverbird Cinemas, Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Sunday, October 11, for the special screening of youngest Nobel Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai's groundbreaking documentary film "He Named Me Malala" to celebrate the 2015 United Nations' International Day of the Girl Child in Nigeria.
Girls United Together for Success (GUTS) project for the promotion of girls' education and protection in Nigeria was founded and launched in 2014 by Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, after his successful organization of the Nigerian premiere of the groundbreaking documentary film "Girl Rising" to celebrate the United Nations' International Day of the Girl Child on October 11, 2013 at the Silverbird Cinemas, Silverbird Galleria, Victoria, Lagos. The event was co-hosted by Nollywood diva, Kate Henshaw and with speeches by Hafsat Abiola, Joe Odumakin and Ms. Shade Bembatoum-Young, President of Zonta International Club of Lagos 1 and also hosted Holly Gordon, the Executive Producer and Executive Director of 10x10, producers of "Girl Rising". See http://www.nairaland.com/1474592/hafsat-abiola-joe-odumakin-kate
Franca Aide, former campus beauty pageant queen and English student at the University of Calabar (UNICAL) and now Girl Rising Ambassador for Calabar in Cross River State is the National Coordinator of GUTS.

The following secondary schools in Lagos came to the special screening of "He Named Me Malala".

Lagos State Model Senior College came all the way from Agbowa to the venue on Victoria Island and also Epe Senior Grammar School from Epe. Wuraville College came from Shomolu, Girls Junior Secondary School, Obalende, Lagos, Aunty Ayo International School, Keffi, Ikoyi, Lagos, Girls Academy Senior Secondary School, Sandgrouse, Lafiaji, Lagos and other secondary schools.  

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