Girl Rising : The Experience

As part of my history class’ research on the Millenium Development Goals and our partnership with the Kysoro School in Uganda, we screened a recently-released documentary at our school–in an effort to raise awareness to the issues of gender equality and education. The movie, Girl Rising is a great, educational, tear jerker. The movie takes you on an emotional journey with some extraordinary girls who want to go to school and just get an education. After watching the movie, I realized just how hard people try to obtain justice. It also brought to light the true problems that many girls face everyday. This movie has given me a broader sense of community ¬†and how my service can go beyond local communities and the power and value of education and girls worldwide. If I was a movie critic I would give the movie a 4.75 out of 5.

 

2 thoughts on “Girl Rising : The Experience

  1. I am glad that this experience has broadened your definition of community. I imagine that being able to have Voice Thread discussions with students at the Kysoro school helped make this issue very real. The banner of messages will warm those girls hearts when they receive them this Friday by the delegate from Connect to Learn. The Class of 2016 should be very proud of themselves.

  2. I was glad to see you at the screening, Malik. Was there one particular girls experience that impacted on you more than others? The stories from India and Nepal brought back some powerful memories for me and I was interested to see the similar issues on other continents. It was also a strong reminder of how lucky we are in the US.

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