“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.” – Malala
“One child, one family, one community at a time can change the world” – HELP
HELP would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone who joined us at “He Named Me Malala”. This was an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund. The film gave us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.
A big thanks to Philipp and the team at THE VIC Cinema Cafe Theatre for all their support. This support ensured the evening flowed seamlessly. Thank you also to all of our other supporters who provided the raffle prizes including, Cadbury, Dalston, Dry and Tea, Entertainment Publications, New World Victoria Park, New World Stonefields, and Whittakers.