Women’s History Month

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We all know that March 8th is International Women’s day, but did you know that the whole month of March is Women’s History Month?

Ever since I started to listen to Malala’s book “We Are Displaced” which tells the stories of refugee girls and watched her documentary, I have been very encouraged by her courage despite of terrorists who shot her when she was just a teenage girl. After she recovered, her continuous fight for all girls to have an education has touched and inspired the world. I am really glad she won the Nobel Prize in 2014 as one of the youngest recipients at that time. Here are a few of her quotes to inspire us during Women’s History Month:

“Girls should learn HISTORY and MAKE it!”

“If one man can destroy everything why can’t one girl change it?”

“With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism.”

“I tell my story, not because it is unique, but because it is not. It is the story of many girls.”

Did you know that CRRS had sponsored all girls classes from impoverish background for their education because we believe in girls! In the Chinese culture, sometimes girls have been often looked over and not seen as important as boys. But CRRS wanted to raise up the marginalized and let them have a chance at their dream of education. And eventually this class of girls all graduated high school and got accepted into University.

Today we are very thankful that they have all grown up to be women who are contributing to the society and have the opportunities to pursue a life that they aspire to have. A commonality between Malala and these girls CRRS had sponsored in China’s rural area is that they triumph over their difficult surroundings by working hard, but also they have been given a chance to excel.

Let’s not only remember the importance of girls and women during this month, but support them all year round!

Esther Leung-Kong (Project Shine Manager)

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