- Posted May 15, 2014 by
Los Angeles, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
What Does 200+Girls Look Like?
LemonAID Warrior's immediate response to the story in Nigeria was to organize a photo campaign. They asked themselves, "What Does 200+ Girls Look Like?" Within 72 hours, Lulu and her classmates Ava Filan from The Wesley School and Stella Gage from The Archer School for Girls put the word out and collected 200+photos of girls holding the #bringbackourgirls sign and created a collage to put faces to the number. Photos came in from all over the country and from Canada and Australia.
Now that these missing girls had faces, they created their own 200 Girls facebook page to continue to take action. "We gave the missing girls faces, now our goal is to give them voices and fight for every girl's right to an education.
Lulu decided that since this school year was coming to a close, her Warriors would turn their graduation celebrations into a chance to give the gift of graduation to those who may not otherwise get that chance. In honor of the girls in NIgeria, who risked their lives to graduate, Lulu created a donation page for her Warriors to accept donations instead of graduation presents this year. The money collected will go to Room to Read's projects that send girls in developing countries to school. "It only takes $250.00 to send a girls to school and even if it takes many years, we would like to eventually send 200+girls to school in honor of the girls in Nigeria who value education with their lives."
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