Altana’s Experience with the Girl Rising Event.


After becoming involved with the students at the Kisyoro school in Ruhiira, Uganda, I was inspired to become involved with the Girl Rising screening event at Friends. What inspired me to do this was actually interacting with these girls through our class service learning project. They have so much ambition to get an education, even though they face a lot of obstacles.

At the Girl Rising screening event, I facilitated the signing of a banner to be sent to the girls at the Kisyoro School. People who attended the screening could write personalized messages encouraging these girls to follow their dreams in becoming nurses, parliamentarians, doctors, and teachers. It was amazing to see some people write up to ten messages, all to inspire girls they had never met and most likely would never meet.

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