Blog

Malala Fund Helps Educate Girls

A few months ago we told you about Malala Day…

Malala Yousafzai is a 16-year-old Pakistani girl on a quest to make education available to girls worldwide. She has raised her voice, risked her life and almost been killed to make that dream a reality.

The Taliban stormed her school bus a year ago, on October 9th, 2012, and put a bullet in her head. All because they wanted to silence her campaign for girls’ rights to go to school.

But she refused to give up her life, or her fight for what’s right. And that has shone the spotlight on millions of kids around the world who are being denied an education, even today.

Malala says, “I think of it often and imagine the scene clearly. Even if they come to kill me, I will tell them what they are trying to do is wrong, that education is our basic right.”

Now there is a new fund in her name — the Malala Fund — created to help educate girls.

"There are 600 million adolescent girls in the developing world. They are an undeniable force for social and economic impact. But only if given the opportunity.

Around the world, girls are denied a formal education because of social, economic, legal and political factors. And in being denied an education, society loses one of its greatest and most powerful resources.

The Malala Fund aims to change that.

Education empowers girls to raise their voices, to unlock their potential, and to demand change.

The Malala Fund’s solutions are grounded in inspired innovation: they are girl-centric approaches to education that support the Fund’s goal of creating a world where every girl reaches her true potential."

You may have never thought about fighting for the right to learn… fighting for the right to education.

But Malala knows nothing else.

How can you help?

Donate, speak up and read the full story at MalalaFund.org.

BILLIONS RISING, SELF-RELIANCE FOUNDATION 

A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization

Federal Identification Number (EIN): 46-3416157

P.O. Box 6654
San Rafael, CA 94903
USA