WASHINGTON (March 13, 2013) — On Thursday March 7, 2013, Africare hosted a sold-out crowd for a D.C. screening of 10×10’s feature film “Girl Rising.” This groundbreaking documentary is part of a global campaign to create awareness for girls’ education around the world including Afghanistan, Haiti and Sierra Leone.
Girl Rising, produced by the 10×10 campaign, is part of the global action initiative for girls’ education and awareness. 10×10 was launched by an award-winning team of former ABC News journalists in association with Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions and powered by founding partner, Intel Corporation, and distribution partner CNN Films. 10×10 uses the power of storytelling and the leverage of strategic partnerships to deliver a simple, critical truth: Educate girls and you will change the world.
“This film highlights something that Africare has known for a long time. Educating girls is the key to changing communities because an educated girl is much more likely to run a business and create jobs in her own community,” said Kendra Davenport, Africare’s Chief Development and Communications Officer.
Africare shares 10×10’s commitment to women’s empowerment and is currently executing a women’s empowerment program in the Logone Oriental region of Chad. Last October, Africare partnered with 10×10 for the first-ever International Day of the Girl by facilitating a discussion among D.C. community leaders and non-profit representatives who are actively engaged in the fight for gender equality.
In addition to the film, Africare hosted a pre-screening celebration at Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar in Chinatown, and screening attendees were treated to special gifts from the personal product brand Shea Touch and the personalized product brand Initials, Inc.
For additional pictures and information on the screening, please visit www.africare.org or contact Nicole S. Miles.