Franca Aide Joins Stand #withMalala Film Campaign in Nigeria
University of Calabar (UNICAL) beauty queen and Girl Rising Ambassador for Calabar in Cross River State has joined the Stand #withMalala Film Campaign in Nigeria.
Miss Aide is the National Coordinator of Girls United Together for Success (GUTS), one of the major organizers and co-sponsors of the special screening of Malala Yousafzai's groundbreaking documentary film, "He Named Me Malala" on Sunday, October 11, 2015, at the Silverbird Cinemas, Silverbird Galleria, 133, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos; to celebrate the 2015 United Nations’ International Day of the Girl Child.
The theme of International Day of the Girl Child for 2015 is: The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030.
CALL TO ACTION: Stand #withMalala: Support the Education of Every Girl in Nigeria.
More than 6 million girls are out of school in Nigeria and we must all be concerned to join and stand #withMalala who said:
Despite important education gains in recent decades, Nigeria, of all countries, has the largest number of girls not in school. Girls in Nigeria face daunting odds. The average girl stays in school only through age nine. Less than one-third of Nigeria’s girls enroll in the lower secondary school, and, in northern Nigeria, fewer than 10 percent of girls generally complete secondary education—less than one in 10. The Malala Fund is working to improve prospects for girls’ learning in Nigeria.
Stand #withMalala is a 12-month social action and advocacy campaign that will accompany the release of "HE NAMED ME MALALA". Through audience engagement with global and in-country calls to action, the campaign aims to raise mass awareness, funding, and policy change by activating millions of people worldwide as newfound champions for girls’ education globally.
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate.She is known mainly for human rights advocacy for education and for women in her native Swat Valley in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. Yousafzai's advocacy has since grown into an international movement.