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Why Educating Girls is the Key to Fixing the World

PRESENTED BY Mam-Yassin Sarr | Jul 26, 2017
11 MINS
Using her mother as a case study, African educator Yassin Sarr persuasively and forcefully explains why the Baha'i teachings call for prioritizing the education of girls. Yassin’s mother, the first girl to go to school from her poor rural village in Africa, raised four children, giving all of them a way to have a significant impact on the world. With that model in mind, Yassin discusses the Baha'i model of compulsory education for all children—and the primacy of girl’s education within that framework. “What African women need are choices,” she says—and she challenges every person in the audience to provide for the education of one African girl to give her those choices. Listen to the podcast on SoundCloud.

Mam-Yassin Sarr is the Co-founder and director of Starfish International, a nonprofit organization that seeks to advance humanity through girls’ education and service-learning opportunities in The Gambia, West Africa. The mission of Starfish International is to empower Gambian girls by providing them with an advanced...

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  • Mam Yassin Sarr
    Aug 1, 2017
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    That's my magnificent wife! She is truly a gem! ~David :)
  • Mam Yassin Sarr
    Aug 1, 2017
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    That's my magnificent wife! She is truly a gem!
  • Amièe Adams
    Jul 30, 2017
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    Perhaps this could help with education of girls. "Girls Who Code" created by Reshma (I can't think of her last name).
  • Mark David Vinzens
    Jul 26, 2017
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    You are a true soul. Light upon light!
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