Over the last several months, I’ve had a couple opportunities to learn about the Malala Fund and the upcoming film release, “He Named Me Malala.” Co-founded by Malala Yousafzai and her father, the fund works to secure girls’ rights to a minimum of 12 years of quality education, particularly in the global south. The goal is to help girls achieve their potential and positively impact their local communities for the rest of their lives. Below are a few stats on why this is such important work.
Malala was born in the Swat District of northwest Pakistan and blogging secretly for the BBC on her thoughts about educational limitations for girls in distressed countries. She was nominated by Archbishop Desmond TuTu for the International Children’s Peace Prize at which time she was targeted by the Taliban. She was shot in the head on her school bus by an armed gunman…and survived.
“He Named Me Malala” is slated for release in October and it is easy to see the inspiration it will undoubtedly provoke.
Our firm stands “#withMalala and we encourage you to take the pledge to see the film.