Bring Back Our Girls
Organized by: Maura Hobbs
Recently, about 230 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by an extremist group known as Boko Haram that roughly translates to "Western education is a sin." We need to support these young girls and help bring them home!
The Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Human Rights Organization is conducting a letter writing campaign that will include mailing letters to the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria and the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, raising awareness through social media, posters, flyers, phone calls and e-mails. Please help support our costs. Once our costs are covered for this campaign, remaining donations will made to the Malala Fund that, according to the website, aims to make change in education for young 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."