On October 9th the film, He Named Me Malala will be opening in theaters nationwide. This inspiring story is about a girl who at a young age began fighting for the rights of girls to be allowed an education in Pakistan. In fact, she became such a strong advocate to this cause, that the Taliban put a death threat against her life. When she was only 14, a gunman entered the bus Malala was taking home from school and shot her in the head. Against all odds, Malala survived the shooting and continues to be a voice for girls education.
Malala’s story is one of bravery, strength and fighting for what she believes in. Her message is one that should be shared with all children to help inspire them to believe in things that can make a difference for not just themselves, but others as well. All of us have a voice and that voice should be heard!
If you listen to Malala’s story and are moved to do something to help, visit the Malala Fund. The Malala Fund is all about helping to give girls the opportunity to receive the 12 years of safe, quality education they deserve. This fund provides hope for girls that would otherwise have none. To learn what you can do to continue to support Malala’s mission, visit www.Malala.org.
I hope that when the movie “He Named Me Malala” comes to theaters this week, we will take our children to learn about the incredible journey Malala has taken for the greater good. I love how they put it on the Malala Fund website:
For when we stand together, we do not stand alone. Stand Up. Stand Now. Stand #withMalala
If you will be taking a Stand #withMalala, please share it on social media to encourage others. I know I will be! Please feel free to copy and paste the tweet below.
Join me in standing #withMalala + see #HeNamedMeMalala in theaters this October! malala.org