It is beginning to feel like autumn in Montreal. The iconic maple leaves are turning red and the temperature is falling. Children across the country are back in school and settling into their routines for the new school year. This is always a poignant time for us as we think of the millions of children who have yet to take a step into a classroom. How can we best support access to school for all children, particularly girls? How can we ensure that the kids who do get to school are receiving a quality education? We have four activities planned this fall to help share our answers to these questions. Please click on the links for more information about each event.
- Talk at Concordia University. On October 15th, 60 million girls President & Founder, Wanda Bedard, will present the results of the two phases of our pilot project on self-directed learning in a rural community in Sierra Leone.
- The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts photo exhibition, October 23-November 23. This is a unique occasion to see portraits of some of the girls from the programs your donations have supported. Admission is free.
- Montreal annual conference on Tuesday, November 4th. Our guest speaker is Bev Carrick, co-founder of CAUSE Canada, our partner in Sierra Leone. A representative of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) will also join us to talk about the impact and importance of their research and data compilation.
- Vancouver conference on Sunday, November 9th. Our guest speaker is Stephanie Nolen of The Globe and Mail. It would be difficult to find a more experienced and insightful journalist with such a deep interest in women’s issues and girls’ education.
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