Over 60 million girls are out of school today because of poverty, war, discrimination and early marriage. In developing countries today, less than 20 percent of girls finish junior high school. The poorest girls, on average, receive only three years of schooling.
This is what drives 18-year-old student, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai’s efforts to provide 12 years of free, quality and safe education to all girls worldwide.
This yearlong project culminates next year on October 11th, the International Day of the Girl. We invite you to submit your photography, film, video, graphics, spoken word, dance, drawing, or painting to help raise awareness about this important issue.
Not sure where to start? Check out our creative prompts inspired by the Malala Fund anthem, “Words on Fire.” The #withMalala Challenge also has a resources page with links to information that fuels Malala’s campaign and can help jumpstart your creative response.
Check out the #withMalala Challenge today and help Malala creatively inspire millions with your voice worldwide.
Watch the “Words on Fire” Malala Fund anthem below: