We are #WithMalala September 24 2015
We are a proud supporter of the Malala Fund and this new documentary.
In 2013, Hillberg & Berk partnered with the Malala Fund, empowering and educating women globally. Today, the organization has grown dramatically.
Hillberg & Berk Foundation 's philanthropic efforts focus on empowering women. In 2013, we partnered with the Malala Fund. We were so inspired by the then 15-year-old woman, her strength, and her determination. Our partnership, established by Vital Voices Global Partnership on behalf of Malala Yousafzai and her family, reflects our efforts to see women empowered. In these two short years, this woman has achieved amazing things growing in influence and reach.
Who Is Malala?
Malala Yousafzai started blogging anonymously for the BBC when she was 11 years old an advocate for girls' education and the right of all children to go to school. At 15, her identity was discovered and she was shot in the head by Taliban insurgents. Although she was in critical condition, she survived and has arisen stronger - building an organisation that educates and empowers women globally. Now at 19 years of age she a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and her work to ensure that young women get an education is making a global impact.
"We work with partners all over the world helping to empower girls and amplify their voices; we invest in local education leaders and programmes; and we advocate for more resources for education and safe schools for every child."
This new book sheds light and insight into the struggles Malala faced in Pakistan, and how she rose above them. This inspiring story will have you on the edge of your seat, full of indignation, and hope for women. You can order your copy from Amazon.
We are so thrilled that there is a documentary about this amazing young woman showing in select theatres in October.
"HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her and her friends' school bus in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old teenager, who had been targeted for speaking out on behalf of girls' education in her region of Swat Valley in Pakistan, was shot in the head, sparking international media outrage. An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide and in December 2014, became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate."
Through education, inspiration, and opportunity, we are women empowering women - one sparkle at a time.