Happy International Day of the Girl!

 Happy Second Ever International Day of the Girl Child! Across the world thousands of girls are letting their voices be heard and demanding the world to respect our rights and freedoms.

Last year, Lake Washington Girls Middle School student body president Rachel ’13 and Head of School Patricia Hearn spearheaded the effort, along with the Seattle Girls’ School chapter of Richard’s Rwanda-IMPUHWE, and other organizations, to have Seattle join with other communities to commemorate the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 66/170, which designates October 11th as the International Day of the Girl Child. The entire Lake Washington Girl Middle School Class of 2013 went to Seattle City Hall to meet with Councilmember Mike O’Brien to accept the official proclamation. It was a very exciting day!

We're very happy to know that so many wonderful people and organizations are supporting this day and girls around the world!  And while Malala Yousafzai did not win the Nobel Peace Prize today, her nomination raised awareness about the incredible work she's doing for girls education globally. Everyone at LWGMS would like to thank Malala. She's truly an inspiration!