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Your Name and Title:

R. Allen Witten 

School or Organization Name:

Sunburst Youth Academy

Los Alamitos, California

Area of the World from Which You Will Present:

California, USA

Language in Which You Will Present:


Target Audience(s):

Educators interested in learning more about the "Girl Rising" project.

Educators interested in learning more about the iEARN organization.

All global citizens are welcome!

Short Session Description (one line):
This session will examine the iEARN "Girl Rising" collaborative project.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation, yet millions of girls aren’t in school. Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Students get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to achieve their dreams and obtain a quality education. 

As part of their discussions with other classes, students are encouraged to share ideas about what they can do to ensure that all girls and boys in the world have the right to a quality education.

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ztOo-VK7-4  (Girl Rising Trailer)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk2Q7WLzn0s&t=45s   (Suma's Story, Nepal)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9hCcl6N1WU&t=718s  (Senna's Story, Peru)

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