Monday, April 28, 2014

Bring Back Our Girls

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Ten years ago Susan Minot wrote an article, “This We Came to Know Afterwards” which later evolved into her novel, “Thirty Girls” which shares the story of thirty girls abducted and kept captive by Joseph Kony leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda. The girls endured rape, torture and inhumane atrocities before being returned to their families.  On April 20th according to The Guardian, Boko Haram, the extremist al-Qaida-linked jihadi group abducted over 200 young girls from a school physics test in Chibok, Nigeria. Boko Haram   means, "Western education is sinful."  While   Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan prepares   to host the World Economic Forum on May 7-9, 2014 in Abuja  to quote  We need to adequately educate our people, as it is through education that we can unlock the potential of our youth to enable Africa to compete globally and create jobs in the new knowledge economy.  His priority should be  unfolding tragedy   and returning  the schoolgirls  to  safety.   There is a   Change.org petition, “Over 200 Girls are Missing in Nigeria. Why doesn’t anyone care?” The White House has a petition, “Bring Home the Girls” addressed to the UN and President Obama. Help the families bring action by the Nigerian government to save our daughters. 
 

Update :
I have added a campaign at GoFundMe to raise money for the Chibok School

Bring Back Our Girls




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