As you know, as a young teenager, Malala Yousafzai was targeted for speaking out on behalf of girls’ education in her region of Swat Valley in Pakistan; at age 15, she was shot in the head while on the bus to school with friends, sparking international media outrage. Building on her activism in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading global campaigner for the educational rights of girls worldwide. For this, Malala was awarded an Asia Game Changer Award in 2014 by Asia Society. Malala visited Asia Society at the end of September to have a conversation with Meighan Stone, president of the Malala Fund, and for a special screening of the new documentary film He Named Me Malala. For more information on this event, please visit their website.
Participant Media, in collaboration with the Malala Fund and Fox Searchlight, has launched a campaign around this documentary.
In an effort to inform students about the challenges many of their peers around the world face in gaining access to education, the Students Stand With Malala campaign is offering public middle and high school classes fully funded field trips for students to see He Named Me Malala in nearby theaters this fall. Public school teachers who teach 7th – 12th grade can register and request their field trips on the DonorsChoose website. (One teacher can sign up for an entire school/afterschool program!)
You can access the FREE discussion guide, curriculum, and student toolkit on the Malala Fund website under “Campaign Resources.”
For any questions about this program please email malalafieldtrip@