#GirlWithABook creators are helping to build a library in Pakistan

Listen /

Malala Yousafzai (centre) with Olivia Curl (right) and Lena Shareef, creators of #GirlWithABook. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The two young American girls behind a widely successful social media campaign promoting education, #GirlWithABook, are helping to build a library in Pakistan.

Inspired by Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban in 2012 for wanting to go to school, Lena Shareef and Olivia Curl have partnered with the non-profit, the Citizens Foundation.

The organization, established by a group of Pakistani citizens, builds schools, trains and hires teachers.

The #GirlWithABook creators spoke to Leda Letra about this next project.

Duration: 4’25″

 

Filed under Today's Features.
UN Radio Daily News Programme
UN Radio Daily News Programme
Updated at 1800 GMT, Monday to Friday
Loading the player ...

CONNECT

 

May 2015
M T W T F S S
« Apr    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031