international day of the girl at the south bank centre 2012
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We all met at the Royal Festival Hall
Each group had a country
name. Ours was Ghana.
When I was their age, I was no way as cool as these girls. I wore pop socks.
Their teacher came to make sure we mentors didn’t turn out to be vampires.
We were on
Meet the mentors …
Pssst! She’s a
Afterwards, there were presentationsand singing for the girls downstairs.
While upstairs, the mentors drank too much coffee and listened to a talk.
“Challenge the orthodoxy. Just because something is usual, doesn’t mean it is right.”
Georgia Arnold MTV Interna2onal
“Education allows girls to develop their potential … we must all find a way to play our part.” Sarah Brown Global Business Coali2on for Educa2on
“I hope girls in the future can have a higher status so that my country can improve.” Maness, 16 years old Malawi
She wants to become
“This has been a great exchange of possibility.” Jude Kelly Ar2s2c Director South Bank Centre
Count us in!
Our gang from Random House
Children’s Books … except me.
(I forgot to get in the picture)
Thank you to Plan UK and to the South Bank Centre for making this day happen.
This Slideshare report is by Candy Gourlay www.candygourlay.com