“My students are like the girls in Girl Rising. They are the most disenfranchised but they are fighters. When my students saw Girl Rising, they saw themselves and felt proud.”
- School: Crossover International Academy
- Location: Lake Volta, Ghana
David is an educator based in the rural Lake Volta region of Ghana and is the founder of Crossover International Academy, a school dedicated to educating former slaves from the region’s fishing industry or orphans, often victims of human trafficking and abuse. Inspired by Girl Rising, David helped his students to organize a march in the center of their town so they could teach others about the value of girls. Watch the video below to learn more.