The project will raise awareness about girls' education among German children and youth. During events with video materials, games and discussion elements, children will learn the extraordinary story of the children's activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, a young girl from Pakistan who became an international symbol of the fight for girls' education.
Over 60 million girls worldwide are missing out on education. Girls in many countries cannot stay in school, because they have to work, are married early, or have to care for younger siblings. 32 million more girls are missing out on the first 3 years of secondary education. Even when girls are in school, they are often not treated as equals to boys.
During community and school events, children will discuss different challenges that girls around the world have to face on their education path. Through video materials and games, children will learn the story of Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman at the age of 14, survived and became a children's rights activist fighting for girls' rights to education.
The project will raise awareness about the importance of girls' education among children and youth in Germany.