This is Seo, aka @tbhstudying.
She’s taking over our Instagram today because 1. It’s her 18th birthday 🎉 and 2. she’s dedicating it to raise money for @MalalaFund.
Watch our IG story to learn more about Seo and donate.
Sonam was in her fifth year of schooling when she had to drop out because her family couldn’t afford it. Without her parents’ support, Sonam took matters in her own hands. Every day, the 9-year-old worked on farms trying to cover her tuition fees and the cost of books and uniforms. Sonam was eventually able to return to the classroom. Now in her last year of secondary school, Sonam not only excels in her classes, but also encourages other girls in her village to do the same.
Malala Fund supports local education advocates like Rehana Rehman who are working on the ground to convince parents to send their daughters to school and eliminate the barriers that girls like Sonam face to their education.
Follow the link in our bio to watch Sonam’s story.
Anya Sen is a 10-year-old student and girls’ education advocate who lives in New York City. When she grows up, she wants to become a doctor. But right now, she’s focused on a being one of Malala’s fiercest advocates — hosting lemonade stands and bookmark contests in her school to raise awareness for out-of-school girls. On Assembly, she shares how you can support girls’ education, too. Follow the link in our bio to read her piece!
"I have visited refugee camps, war zones, favelas and slums. The hardest thing is to see a girl nearly my age, with all the dreams and aspirations that I have, stuck in a situation she didn't create and unable to choose her own future." — @Malala
In Assembly this week: Malala Fund’s editorial intern @larauthman
’s conversation with Tomi Adeyemi, the 25-year-old best-selling author of #ChildrenofBloodandBone
The two discuss Yoruba culture, representation in literature and why we need to hear from young female writers.
“The thing about stories is that we internalize so much. So if you never see a black princess you say, “I can’t be a black princess.” And it might start as a simple thought when you’re young and suddenly it carries on and it’s like, “Also I can’t do this. And I can’t do this. And I’m not enough for this.” — Tomi (@tadeyemibooks
Read the full conversation with link in bio.
For teenagers Shree and Visali, who belong to India’s Dalit caste, being in school means escaping a future determined for them at birth. For generations, the Hindu caste system forced Dalit communities to work menial jobs and avoid any physical contact with people of higher ranking castes. Today Shree and Visali’s parents are able to work as tea sellers and shopkeepers, but girls in their communities are still not equipped to choose careers for themselves.
Classmates Shree and Visali received a scholarship to attend a boarding school when they were 4 years old. Now, Shree is on track to becoming a professional soccer player and business woman and Visali is deciding between becoming a doctor and mechanical engineer.
In this video, Shree and Visali give Assembly readers a tour of their classroom.
Read more girl-powered stories with link in bio.
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Warm wishes to you and all your loved ones this Chanukah season!
“I have visited refugee camps, war zones, favelas and slums. The hardest thing is to see a girl nearly my age, with all the dreams and aspirations that I have, stuck in a situation she didn’t create and unable to choose her own future.” — @Malala
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In rural Pakistan, long distances often force girls to drop out of school. That’s why, Gulmakai Champion Haroon Yasin created Taleemabad — an education app that helps girls continue their education from the safety of their homes.
Today for Cyber Monday, invest in technologies and initiatives like Haroon’s by donating to Malala Fund. LINK IN BIO.