Catherine Bactat- Girl Rising

This year, my grade helped raise money to send a girl to the Kisyoro School in Uganda for four years. Through bake sales and a screening of the movie Girl Rising, we were successfully able to do so. The movie we screened Girl Rising told the stories of multiple girls in third-world countries who struggled to go to schools for various reasons- because they had to work so their brothers could go to school, because their family couldn’t afford it, or because they were already married. This movie addressed problems in the world relating to girls’ education and promoted learning for everyone. It explained how it was proved that educating girls could help third world countries in terms of health, education, and even the economy.
This experience was particularly interesting to me because I personally would not know what it would feel like to be a girl not being able to go to school until I saw Girl Rising. I believe that everyone in the world should be able to receive proper education regardless of their gender. However, not only is it important to educate girls, it is also important to spread information throughout the world. Information such as the fact that not all girls are properly educated, or the statistics that show how girls’ education improves the world on a large scale. If information is not spread, people will not know about these problems and they will not be solved. Because female education is so important, I was glad to be a part of this service project and learn about it.

One thought on “Catherine Bactat- Girl Rising

  1. Catherine,
    I completely agree with what you wrote:

    “not only is it important to educate girls, it is also important to spread information throughout the world. Information such as the fact that not all girls are properly educated, or the statistics that show how girls’ education improves the world on a large scale. If information is not spread, people will not know about these problems and they will not be solved.”

    Advocacy is an important form of service. The Class of 2016 should be proud of how they shared the knowledge they gained from their History MDG Project with other and also raised funds for a 4 year scholarship.

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