Rebecca hosted a screening of Girl Rising on International Women's Day to raise awareness for girl's education. Through tickets, food sales, and a raffle, the screening raised 800 CHF for Girl Rising.
- Grade: Year 8
- School: International School of Geneva La Chataigneraie
- Location: Founex, Switzerland
What was your goal in bringing Girl Rising to your school?
I applied for and received a grant from my school to screen Girl Rising in continuation of my passion for fighting for girl's rights. My goal in bringing Girl Rising to my school was to raise awareness about girl's rights and to inspire my fellow students to take action.
How did you use Girl Rising?
For International Women's Day, I screened the entire documentary for all students, parents, and teachers from my school that wished to come. We sold stickers, food and allowed people to participate in a raffle. We raised about 800 CHF in total to donate to Girl Rising.
I also worked closely with the principal and teachers at my school to show appropriate chapters for each year group. I used your teaching resources to help me guide discussions about each of the chapters.
What was your main takeaway from Girl Rising?
My main takeaway was how lucky I am and how much I want to work to further girl's rights. I appreciate all the work Girl Rising has done to support and further girl's rights and I would love to continue working with you.
Below, view photos from the Year 6 art project inspired by Girl Rising.