Melka’s Story

Melka’s Story

“Before this happened, I was shy and couldn’t even look people in the eye. Now, I’m not scared of anything.”   – Melka, Ethiopia

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Watch and hear Melka’s story in this video >

A story can inspire. A story can deliver powerful truths. A story can change lives.


Girl Rising tells nine of those stories, each one about the power of education to change the future for girls, families, communities and entire nations. Go behind the scenes to meet each of the nine girls profiled. 

  1. Meet Sokha in Cambodia
  2. Meet Wadley in Haiti
  3. Meet Suma in Nepal
  4. Meet Yasmin in Egypt
  5. Meet Asmera in Ethiopia
  6. Meet Ruksana in India
  7. Meet Senna in Peru
  8. Meet Mariama in Sierra Leone
  9. Meet Amina in Afghanistan

CALL TO ACTION: Screen it in your town!
 Anyone anywhere in the world can now see the film.

You can bring Girl Rising to a movie theater in San Francisco,
an office party in Mumbai or a school in Bogota. 


4GGL thanks Girl Up & Girl Rising for the chance to share this story.

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Girl Up is an innovative campaign of the United Nations Foundation that gives American girls the opportunity to become global leaders and channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. SEE HOW YOU CAN BECOME A CHANGE-MAKER TODAY. [/symple_column][symple_column size=”one-fourth” position=”last” fade_in=”false”]

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Girl Rising  is a global campaign for girls’ education. Using the power of storytelling, they share the simple truth that educating girls can transform societies.  Girl Rising unites girls, women, boys and men who believe every girl has the right to go to school and the right to reach her full potential. [/symple_column][symple_column size=”one-fourth” position=”last” fade_in=”false”]

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