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Ten years after the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) was launched in 2000 to safeguard the right to education and gender equality for all children, filmmakers Frederick Rendina and Oren Rudavsky travelled to Nepal and Uganda to document the lives of girls seeking an education amid poverty and in the aftermath of conflict. The resulting film, ‘To Educate a Girl’, supported by UNGEI, paints an inspiring picture of young girls determined to build their lives and follow their dreams despite the most challenging environments.
In the lead-up to a special screening of the film at Columbia University on International Women’s Day, 8 March, UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke spoke with the filmmakers about the making of the documentary and their travels to discover what it takes to educate a girl.
To listen to the podcast, please click here!
To RSVP for the screening at Columbia University Teachers College on 8 March, please click here!