At the end of a very successful second Skirting Science Day, 5th July 2013, organised by S I Solihull & District the girls, joined by President Margaret Jarman, Regional President Margaret Phillips, members and guests took part in a balloon release.
Labels attached to the balloons included the information about Malala Day, a photo of Malala and on the reverse messages from the girls.
On the 12th July 2013 Malala Yousafzai, a brave young girl celebrates her 16th birthday. On this momentous day known globally as Malala Day, Malala will be joining young leaders from around the world as part of a special youth assembly at the United nations in New York, to take forward the ‘Global Education First Initiative’ to call on world leaders to demand an education for all children. Globally, 61 million children are denied an education, with girls disproportionately over represented in these figures. There are currently 500 million illiterate women in the world; twice the number of illiterate men.
A selection of the messages from the girls to Malala were attached to the helium filled, hand tied white latex balloons: