Date: March 25th, 2016

Women's Fund Essay Contest Winners Inspire Others

Back in January, the Women’s Fund, in partnership with Community Read Rock County, asked youth, “What specifically has Malala done to inspire you?” based on the remarkable story, I Am Malala,  for their chance to win $250.  Last month, two local students learned they were the winning entries.

I Am Malala is the tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, the fight for girls’ education, a father (also a school owner,) championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. I Am Malala showcases the power of one young person’s voice to inspire change in the world. And according to the students’ winning entries, Malala continues to do so…

Click here to read the essays. Congratulations!