Girls Learn International (GLI)
Girls Learn International (http://girlslearn.net/) was founded on the principles that global youth, in particular girls, have a crucial role to play in leading the movement to affect change for girls and women all over the world - especially access to education. Students discover that through their creative initiatives, dedication, and leadership, they can create real solutions that address the obstacles facing girls and women here and around the world.
The Far Brook GLI Chapter was founded in 2008 as an after-school program for all students in Grades 6-8. During our meetings, students learn about human rights and girls’ education while developing critical thinking, problem solving, and advocacy skills. Some of the topics we discuss are the relationship between girls’ access to education and poverty, early marriage, homelessness and discriminatory practices. Far Brook's GLI club:
- Is free and open to all Far Brook students in Grades 6-8;
- Meets weekly for an hour after school, usually on Fridays throughout the school year;
- Hosts a table at Fall Family Day and a film-screening fundraiser in the spring. Recent film screenings include: Living on One Dollar, Girl Rising, Innocente, Dancing in Jaffa, Harvest, War Dance, and Salam Neighbor.
- Shares what they have learned with the School community during select Morning Meetings, such as on the International Day of Human Rights and International Day of the Girl.
Please join us on Friday, April 28, 2017 for this year’s event, a special screening of What Tomorrow Brings, a film by Beth Murphy. Click here to order your tickets online.
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