Stars back cam­paign to give girls an ed­u­ca­tion

Nuneaton Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

AC­TIVIST Malala Yousafzai and ac­tress Char­l­ize Theron have (above) lent their sup­port to a new cam­paign de­mand­ing ac­tion to help girls around the world get an ed­u­ca­tion.

Or­gan­is­ers of the ini­tia­tive say that around 130 mil­lion girls are miss­ing out on school.

The ONE Cam­paign has launched £Girl­sCount - in which peo­ple film them­selves say­ing a num­ber be­tween one and 130 mil­lion - to high­light the scale of the prob­lem.

No­bel Peace prize win­ner Miss Yousafzai, who was shot on a school bus in Pak­istan by Tal­iban gun­men af­ter speak­ing up over girls’ ed­u­ca­tion, U2 singer Bono, screen stars Theron, Michael Sheen and David Oyelowo, as well as singer An­gelique Kidjo and Face­book chief Sh­eryl Sand­berg are tak­ing part in the count.

The videos, in­clud­ing those of the celebri­ties, will be com­bined into “the world’s long­est ever film to urge world lead­ers to take the ac­tion needed to en­sure ev­ery girl re­ceives a qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion”.

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