City girls to support Malala Day in London

The hustings at Portsmouth College - from left:  David Carpenter (college governor), Gerald Vernon-Jackson (Lib Dems), Ian McCulloch (Green), Steve Fitzgerald (college teacher and chair), Stephen Morgan (Labour), Kevan Chippindall-Higgin (Ukip) and Penny Mordaunt (Cons)   Picture: Heather Eggelton

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GIRLS from Portsmouth High School will be supporting Malala Day today.

Taking place in London, the event is held in support of Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani girl who was shot last October by the Taliban on her way to school for speaking out about the right for girls in her country to have an education.

Girls are now making a global stand for all children everywhere to have a chance to go to school.

Malala has been recovering in the UK, and now on her 16th birthday she will make her first public speech at the United Nations (UN).

She will be joined by hundreds of young people from around the world, for a youth takeover of the UN, all campaigning for the rights of children worldwide to have a quality education.

Katie Taylor, charity co-ordinator from Portsmouth High School, said: ‘Education is such a valuable tool in raising families out of poverty and at Portsmouth High School we passionately believe that education is a right not a privilege.’

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