Tell the world what a girl can do.
Mercy Corps works with over a million young people in some of the world’s toughest places, like Afghanistan, Somalia, Colombia and Yemen. Today on International Youth Day, we want to celebrate the important role they play in the global community.
See 5 ways these young people are changing the world.
One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.
Malala Yousafzai (via givology)
"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.
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
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
As part of Mercy Corps’ PROSPER program in Ethiopia, Taiko has received economic support in exchange for keeping her daughter, Kuye, in school.
Photo by Joni Kabana