I am excited to learn that Graceland Girls screened at the Open Learning Exchange’s Community Learning Centre in Hagadera (Dadaab, Kenya) on April 14 to emphasize the power of educating girls to end the cycle of poverty. The film screened alongside a second film about female genital mutilation, a practice which 100 – 140 million women and girls worldwide are still subjected to.
Diane Pueschel, Global Programs Manager & CLC Program Director shared some photos she received of the screening. It is amazing to see the work in action! Diane wrote in an e-mail that the films were “very well received and the discussion following was very lively and worthwhile.”
This is the first of a series of screenings at refugee camps in Dadaab, including a screening in Dagahaley and Ifo camps in the coming weeks. Diane writes that as an official partner of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, the Open Learning Exchange is working to expand their program into Somalia as well with the help of community leaders on the ground there.