THE ENTIRE SUM EARNED FROM THIS SALE WILL BE DONATED TO THE MALALA FUND. WWW.MALALA.ORG.
I've always had a passion for activism especially education and women's rights. Throughout this past year, an activist group I co-founded at my high school, "Action Now," explored the topic of women's rights, and we made an awareness campaign on women's equality.
For my recent high school graduation I decided to make my own grad dress out of old math homework. On it I wrote "I've received my education. Not every woman has that right. Malala.org". I then donated the funds I would have spent on a proper graduation dress to the Malala Fund.
I then decided I would like to try to raise more money by selling the dress and I thought that the best way to do that was through an online auction, so I created one with a LOCAL Victoria company called GoBid.ca! The only goal of this auction is to help raise more awareness and more funds for an incredible organization that helps young girls gain access to an education.
Perhaps the dress could be used for a school demonstration or as a learning tool? Perhaps there is a group out there that focusses on teaching young girls about self esteem and equal rights who could use this dress as a launching point for discussion? I am happy to ship it to the winning bidder and depending on where the dress lands, there will be a small shipping fee added on.
A brief Facebook post about the dress on Spotted in Victoria's page - http://tinyurl.com/ods752f - has already earned over 10,000 likes and over 1,800 shares.
You may have also heard me talking about this on CBC: http://bit.ly/1RI5fOL
CHEK interview: http://www.cheknews.ca/saanich-student-wears-paper-grad-dress-to-raise-awareness-101811
For more information on The Malala Fund, please visit their website which is noted below.
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