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Malala’s journey took her to the places where girls are struggling the most to go to school:
Four continents. Six months. 130 million girls.
Everywhere she went, she heard directly from girls about the problems they face.
She held more than a dozen meetings with presidents and prime ministers,
urging them to fund girls’ education.
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Growing up, I followed my father wherever his work took him and we made a home in several countries: India, Mongolia, Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea, to name a few. I learned early on that whether in poverty, a refugee crisis or a natural disaster, women and girls are most vulnerable — and that’s why we need to do even more to ensure they aren’t held back.
To me, this day is incredibly important. Today, we have that opportunity! The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation agreed to match every donation made to Malala Fund through our Facebook page — up to $125,000. That means your gift will have double the impact for girls around the world.
Advocates around the world — just like you and me — must come together to support every girl’s right to learn and lead.
Will you join me and make a matched donation to the Malala Fund Facebook page for girls’ education?