In honor of Thanksgiving and Giving Tuesday, we are honored to share our teams’ Passion Project stories of Gratitude through Service. Happy #ThankfulNovember #TheRightPerson #KoyaGratitude
Name of your Passion Project:
The Malala Fund: Enables girls to complete 12 years of safe, quality education so that they can achieve their potential and be positive change-makers in their families and communities.
Why The Malala Fund?
For my Passion Project, I organized a showing of the documentary film, “He Named Me Malala.” The film showcases Malala Yousafzai and her incredible message of forgiveness and the importance of girls education globally. The event took place at the Odeum Theatre in my town of East Greenwich, RI on “Giving Tuesday,” November 29th.
Thanks to Koya’s corporate giving program, we were able to cover the cost of renting the theatre.
The Fundraiser Event:
For this event, we formed a committee that included 10 girls between the ages of 10 and 15 and they participated and led committee meetings and organized all of the details of the evening along with their moms.
It was pouring rain on the night of the event, but we had 230 people attend the screening and we raised $2700+ for The Malala Fund. Most importantly, we had an audience of young girls and boys who got to hear the important message of the film. It was a very special night.
Why this Matters:
I took my daughters to hear Malala speak last summer and we were all inspired by her message of peace and empowerment and above all, education as the answer.
Every girl deserves to have an education. The Malala Fund works with partners all over the world, helping to empower girls and amplify their voices. The Fund invests in local education leaders and programs, and also advocates for more resources for education and safe schools for every child. We are honored to support this mission.