Immaculate Heart Middle School students are supporting the #YesAllGirls campaign sponsored by The Malala Fund as the United Nations General Assembly held its inaugural Summit for Refugees and Migrants this week in New York City.
With 200 world leaders gathering at the meeting, activist and Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai called on girls throughout the world to tweet photos with the hashtag #YesAllGirls. The photos submitted to the Malala Fund will be on display to remind leaders of the need for all girls to have 12 years of education, including every refugee child. Immaculate Heart students took Yousafzai’s call to heart by creating a giant poster and having the entire middle school community pose behind it for photographs.
Supporting the #YesAllGirls campaign is the school’s latest effort to back Yousafzai’s educational goals for young women. Last year, middle school students, teachers and parents participated in a “one school, one book” reading of Yousafzai’s “I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban.”
The students also raised $500 by selling lollipops called “Malalagrams” for the Malala Fund, which works with global and local partners to provide education in disadvantaged communities.
Founded in 1906, Immaculate Heart educates young women in the 6th through 12th grades. Immaculate Heart is located at 5515 Franklin Ave. For information, call (323)461-3651, or visit www.immaculateheart.org.
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