Last month I took my two eldest children to see “Girl Rising”; it spawned a lot of questions and comments which was exactly what I had hoped. “Girl Rising” journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change a girl – and the world.
“Girl Rising” just started a one-week run at Regal Union Square Stadium 14, at 850 Broadway and is only playing until April 25th. Here is a link to the trailer: http://10x10act.org/girl-rising/
It’s a great film – not too heavy – that clearly communicates what we already know – that when you educate a girl, you educate a nation. Educating a girl developing country has a multiplier effect…
– she‘ll marry later and have fewer, healthier children
– for every extra year of schooling, her income will increase by 10 – 25 percent
– and she’ll reinvest 90 percent of the money she earns back into her family.
No matter who you are and what you believe in, thats a great ROI.
Find out more at: www.girlrising.com.