There are 66 million women around the world who do not have the opportunity to acquire an education. Poverty, child mortality, population growth, corruption – these can all be reduced if girls have greater access to education.
To generate awareness of the immediate need for female education, UCLA is hosting a film screening of the 10×10 Production, “Girl Rising,” which depicts the stories of nine girls from nine different countries who overcome numerous obstacles to get an education.
Due to low funding, 10×10 has not been able to exhibit their film in all theaters. To assist them, the Pakistani Student Association has collaborated with many organizations on campus to showcase the film to promote the movement for girls education. With this goal in mind, we have started a campaign called “UCLA Rising” to encourage everyone to join us and, not only find inspiration from the movie, but learn about what we can do to help advance girls’ education. All proceeds will go to Room to Read – an organization solely devoted to educating females around the globe.
The program is on May 29th at 7:00 pm in Haines 29.
Check out the event for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/380502428735463/
*Update: Title previously read “Girl Rising”.