Sam’s experience with Girl Rising

On Thursday, May 9th, I attended the Girl Rising screening. It was a wonderful educational, and heart-warming film. Before the film, I knew that there were problems for women in third-world countries, but I had no idea it was this bad. This film opened my eyes to what was going on in the world. It made me want to do something to help. Not only did the film open my eyes, but it was gave me hope that these girls are going to fight through adversity and become successful. It made me realize how fortunate I was for my education and my opportunities to be successful in life and I learned not to take that for granted. After the film, I also participated in the banner message activity students from my grade had organized. I wrote several notes of encouragement to different girls who were fighting through adversity to create a better life for themselves at our partner school in Uganda. These messages made me feel a connection to these girls, and that I may be helping motivating them not to give up. This was a great experience and I learned a lot from it.

2 thoughts on “Sam’s experience with Girl Rising

  1. Sam, what about the History class project did you most enjoy? I am curious if you felt it was important to incorporate an action component to the MDG research project.

  2. I personally think that incorporating some sort of action component was extremely important and is what made the project so meaningful. Without the action, we are just doing research and not getting a full understanding of what we are writing about. By putting action in the project, we get a real understanding of who we are helping, how we are helping, and why we are helping.

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