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Malala film offered free to 3,000 secondary schools

Importance of girls' education highlighted with a documentary, lesson plans and teaching activities

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Importance of girls' education highlighted with a documentary, lesson plans and teaching activities

Secondary schools in the UK can get free copies of documentary He Named Me Malala, under a new education programme.

The award-winning documentary follows the story of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager, who was targeted by the Taliban and shot, because she spoke out for the right of girls to attend school.

Malala survived the attack and now lives in the UK. In December 2014, she became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.  

The film is being distributed by Doc Academy, a not for profit foundation, which encourages documentary use in schools.

There are more than 3,000 free copies available, to be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Schools can register for a copy of the film on the Doc Academy website. In addition, the campaign will offer free lesson plans, a selection of clips from the film and activity toolkits to all UK secondary school teachers.

The distribution of the documentary is part of the Students Stand #withMalala programme, which provides an opportunity for students to understand key issues facing more than 130 million girls denied education around the world. 

Students Stand #withMalala is a colloboration between the Malala Fund and Participant Media, a media company which specialises in films about social change.

Lindsay Guetschow, film campaign director at Malala Fund, said: “We look forward to engaging a new generation standing #withMalala on behalf of girls’ globally.”

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