Both the assassination attempt on Malala Yousafzaiand the documentary Girl Risinghave increased awareness of the power of girls education to change the world. Now, how do we turn this awareness into action? For iEARN, its giving girls opportunities to learn new technologies, connect with peers worldwide, and to take action on global issues.
Since 1988, iEARN has prioritized girls gaining equal access to educational and economic resources worldwide. iEARN has proven to be an adaptable and replicable model to support constructive gender equality dialogue across and within diverse cultures. iEARN programs have helped girls: cultivate critical, creative, and independent thought; learn modern job skills; and increase knowledge of how to use digital technology and new media for consciousness awareness and advocacy. As a result, iEARN girls and women– the majority of iEARN participants, trainers, exchange alumni, and directors at the local and national levels in 140 countries– have become role models and leaders in the fields of educational technology, international development, and global collaboration.
The past 25 years of iEARN’s support of girls education through global collaboration, however, promises to be eclipsed by the next 25. A myriad of new digital tools and social media are giving students more capabilities than ever to create, publish, and share compelling gender equality images and videos worldwide.
Please click on the images below to learn more about girls worldwide who are taking action to change the world through meaningful cross-cultural collaboration.