Our own Liz Hummer is visiting Mercy Corps’ programs in Niger, and shared this photo:

"How many of you want to go to school?" That was the question we asked this portion of another teen girls group yesterday, some of whom are already married, all of whom are told they have to work at home instead of get an education - and all of whom want that to be different. Mercy Corps is working to change the beliefs that prevent these girls from staying in school.

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"Education is the only solution. Education first."

– Malala Yousafzai

Malala, who turns 16 today, addressed the United Nations headquarters in New York as part of her campaign to ensure free compulsory education for every child.

Taliban gunmen shot Malala on her school bus last October following her campaign for girls’ rights.

"I am here to speak up for the right of education of every child," she said.

Watch Malala’s full speech at the UN here and sign her Change.org petition.

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Malala’s on the cover of TIME! “Malala is now where she wants to be: back in school. The Taliban almost made Malala a martyr; they succeeded in making her a symbol. The memoir she is writing to raise awareness about the 61 million children around the world who are not in school indicates she accepts that unasked-for responsibility as a synonym for courage and a champion for girls everywhere. However Malala concludes her book, her story so far is only just beginning.” - Chelsea Clinton

So deserved.

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Malala’s on the cover of TIME!

“Malala is now where she wants to be: back in school. The Taliban almost made Malala a martyr; they succeeded in making her a symbol. The memoir she is writing to raise awareness about the 61 million children around the world who are not in school indicates she accepts that unasked-for responsibility as a synonym for courage and a champion for girls everywhere. However Malala concludes her book, her story so far is only just beginning.”

- Chelsea Clinton

So deserved.

After decades of responding to emergencies around the world, we’ve seen that kids are often the most vulnerable in times of crisis. 
For parents trying to help children process what happened in Boston on Monday, we hope you’ll find support in these ten tips from the clinical psychologist who helped develop our Comfort for Kids program.Photo: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton, courtesy Thomson Reuters Foundation - AlertNet

After decades of responding to emergencies around the world, we’ve seen that kids are often the most vulnerable in times of crisis. 

For parents trying to help children process what happened in Boston on Monday, we hope you’ll find support in these ten tips from the clinical psychologist who helped develop our Comfort for Kids program.

Photo: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton, courtesy Thomson Reuters Foundation - AlertNet