Thursday, October 3, 2013

Intel, Plan International, and ADB drive awareness on girls’ education

“Girl Rising” showcases power of education to change the world

 As part of their global effort to promote the importance of girls education and to celebrate the International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2013, Intel, Plan International, and the Asian Development Bank will screen the documentary film “Girl Rising: Educate Girls, Change the World” at various community areas nationwide starting October 11. “Girl Rising” is a groundbreaking film directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries. 

With voice performances by Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez, Liam Neeson, Priyanka Chopra, Chloe Moretz, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Freida Pinto, Kerry Washington and Meryl Streep, “Girl Rising” showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.

Get to watch Girl Rising, with community screenings scheduled on the following dates:

·         October 11 - 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., Jose Rizal University
·         October 11 - 3 to 5 p.m., Munoz Covered Court, Betty Lou Daul Center (BLDC), Livelihood Street, Batasan Hills, Quezon City
·         October 13 - Children International Youth Health Corps, BLDC
·         October 26 - Children International Merry Meal Time Facilitators, BLDC
·         November 16 - Children International Junior Librarians, BLDC
·         November 30 - Children International Aflatoun Club Facilitators, BLDC

For more information on the film, please log on to: For updates on screening schedules, please email Liezl Dunuan of Fit-Ed at or call +63.2.926.5356 and +63.2.926.5121.

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