Make educating girls a priority

In Canada, the luxuries of an education are often overlooked and taken for granted.

In Canada, the luxuries of an education are often overlooked and taken for granted.

Across the world, millions of children will never be given the opportunity to go to school. Chances of not receiving an education are further increased when that child is female.

There are 66 million girls across the world who are isolated from a proper learning environment, despite the fact that when girls are educated, a country’s GPA increases and their economies thrive.

Additionally, the chances of living in extreme poverty, marrying young, and having too many children to care for are reduced. Education is the most pre-eminent tool in breaking the vicious cycle of poverty, which is why investing in the future of women across the world is critical.

The Leadership Club from Salmon Arm Secondary, from School District #83, is partnering with the Shuswap Film Society in hosting a movie night to showcase the film Girl Rising. All proceeds will go towards the Girl Rising Fund.

The film will be showing January 30 at the Salmar Classic, starting at 7 p.m., and will have a question-and-answer session after the film about girls’ education across the world.

Mairin Idzan

 

Salmon Arm Observer