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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Nigerian School Girls Stand #withMalala for 6 Million Girls Out of School in Nigeria


 Tomorrow, 205 secondary school girls in Nigeria will Stand #withMalala to see the special screening of "He Named Me Malala" on Sunday, October 11, 2015, at the Silverbird Cinemas, Silverbird Galleria, 133, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos; to celebrate the 2015 United Nations’ International Day of the Girl Child. The theme of International Day of the Girl Child for 2015 is: The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030.
Photos: Malala Yousafzai speaks at a press conference on the sidelines of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit which is taking place for three days before the start of the 70th session General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York, USA on September 25, 2015.
On September 25, 2015, the youngest winner of the Nobel Prize in the world, Malala Yousafzai stood in front of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly. 193 young people, representing every country stood with her.
Malala delivered a simple message on behalf of girls around the world: Education is not a privilege. Education is a right. Education is peace.

CALL TO ACTION: Stand #withMalala: Support the Education of Every Girl in Nigeria

More than 6 million girls are out of school in Nigeria and we must all be concerned to join and stand #withMalala who said:

Despite important education gains in recent decades, Nigeria, of all countries, has the largest number of girls not in school. Girls in Nigeria face daunting odds. The average girl stays in school only through age nine. Less than one-third of Nigeria’s girls enroll in the lower secondary school, and, in northern Nigeria, fewer than 10 percent of girls generally complete secondary education—less than one in 10. The Malala Fund is working to improve prospects for girls’ learning in Nigeria.
Stand #withMalala is a 12-month social action and advocacy campaign that will accompany the release of HE NAMED ME MALALA. Through audience engagement with global and in-country calls to action, the campaign aims to raise mass awareness, funding, and policy change by activating millions of people worldwide as newfound champions for girls’ education globally.

The director of the film is Davis Guggenheim who is famous for "An Inconvenient Truth", winner of the Academy Award in 2007 for Best Documentary Feature; "It Might Get Loud", a documentary that glimpses into the lives of guitarists Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White; and "Waiting for ′Superman" about the failures of American public education and won Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

The screening of “He Named Me Malala” is for the nationwide girls education campaign for the emergency to educate the more than 6 million Nigerian girls out of school and part of the global movement of The Malala Fund to empower girls through secondary school education.
The Malala Fund empowers girls through education.
Inspired by co-founders, Malala and Ziauddin Yousafzai, our aim is to raise girls' voices and ensure every girl has access to a quality secondary education.

P&G is offering 480 gifts bags of Always and other family friendly products for everyone at the Stand #withMalala screening of "He Named Me Malala" on Sunday.

 The Malala Fund partners with early or intermediate stage organizations that are led by local leaders and focused on girls' secondary education programmes in our priority countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Kenya, Sierra Leone, and countries housing Syrian refugees. 

 SUPPORTED BY: COOL FM, WAZOBIA FM, NIGERIAN INFO, LAGOS STATE EDUCATION MANAGEMENT BOARD, THE MALALA FUND, FOX SERCHLIGHT, CRIMSON MEDIA, BLUE PICTURES FILM DISTRIBUTION LIMITED, SILVERBIRD GROUP/SILVERBIRD CINEMAS AND SILVERBIRD TV, NIGERIANS REPORT, TALK OF THE TOWN BY ORIKINLA, GIRLS UNITED TOGETHER FOR SUCCESS (GUTS), P&G, JSP COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED, IREP INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, ANYIAM-OSIGWE FOUNDATION, KIDDIES & BRANDS COMPANY AND OTHERS.

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