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Tzu Chi Joins CSW68 | 2:29

Making a Difference in Girls’ Education

March 14, 2024

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Global Efforts

At Tzu Chi, compassion in action is a core concept; not only do we feel moved by the feeling, but we know it’s important to put it into motion.

Lucky for us, high school student Nina Wu is already doing this and has joined Tzu Chi as an intern. “I am really interested in education in Africa,” she told our team. At just 17 years old, she launched an initiative to send used books for donation to Sierra Leone.

But, Nina also understands that “in addition to targeting the quality of education, we also have to target the root causes of why they don’t get education.” One of these was highlighted at an NGO-CSW parallel event at the Tzu Chi Center in NYC.

Taking place during CSW68, Kainyu (Kai) Njeri, Co-Founder of the Kila Dada Initiative said that in Tanzania, “what we found was up to 75% of girls have limited access to menstrual hygiene products. When they’re menstruating they usually will not be in school.”

Attending the event, hearing this struck a huge chord with Nina. “She was saying that out of one year, 70 days, girls don’t go to school because of their period.”

While Kila Dada is working to solve this issue, it’s the concern and critical thinking of young people that might just turn the tide. See more in our latest video.

Explore our full NGO CSW agenda at https://tzuchicenter.org/programs/csw68-2024

CREDITS

Director: Martina Casas
DP: Borja Campillo
Music: Corporate Motivational Inspiration Upbeat & Uplifting Long - 37roommusic

Related:

Tzu Chi , Education , Women and girls , Young people , girls education , gender equality , un csw , ngo csw , open dialogue , girls , africa , tanzania , period poverty , barriers to education , education access

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