One of the most important days on the global calendar is almost upon us and at kikki.K, we’re inviting everyone to get involved. That’s right, International Women’s Day 2021 #IWD2021 is on 8 March 2021, and it’s never been more important.
A global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, the day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. And this year the theme is one of the strongest and most meaningful yet, as ‘Choose to Challenge’.
Continue reading “Choose to Dream, Believe, Challenge, Change and Achieve this International Women’s Day, and Always!”
This weekend (Sunday 24 January, 2021) marks a very important day on the global calendar, the third annual International Day of Education. A day dedicated to education around the world and a day to celebrate the important role of education in creating positive social, cultural and sustainable change around the globe.
And, while many of us have had the privilege of access to a quality education throughout our life, sadly, this is not the truth for many around the world. In fact, did you know that about 265 million children and adolescents around the world do not have the opportunity to enter or complete school; 617 million children and adolescents cannot read and do basic math; less than 40% of girls in sub-Saharan Africa complete lower secondary school and some four million children and youth refugees are out of school?*
Also, at this moment, nearly 130 million girls are out of school. Even more are in school but not learning, and sadly approximately 20 million more secondary school-aged girls could be out of school after the COVID-19 crisis has passed.
Continue reading “Embrace Your Opportunity, Create Change! How you Can Join the Movement and be an Advocate for Girls’ Education.”
As we begin a fresh, new year, we know you’re back-to-school planning is in full swing – and we have the most gorgeous and inspiring kikki.K x Malala Fund product collaboration to help you with everything you need – but as you’re planning your return to study, don’t forget to consider the fun things as well!
That’s right, it’s not all about working hard. School (and the precious time after your school day!) is also for expressing yourself and embracing your creativity. Have fun, get crafty and check out our quick Q & A with calligraphy and hand-lettering guru @lettersbyfiona for some great ideas for getting creative after class – and that’s right, not a digital screen in sight!
Continue reading “Work and Play! Embrace Your Creativity After Class: Q&A with @lettersbyfiona”
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For many years, Kristina Karlsson has been inspired by the story of Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Malala Yousafzai, and how she continues to fight for what she believes in. As well as the wonderful work the Malala Fund foundation do for girl’s education around the world.
In this amazing episode, Kristina was lucky enough to be joined by one of Malala Fund’s Education Champions, the very inspiring Lalah Rukh Fazal-Ur-Rahman. Malala Fund believes that real change for girls’ education happens at the local level, and through their programmes, they invest in Education Champions just like Lalah, who are challenging the policies and practices that prevent girls from going to school in their communities.
Continue reading “#60: Lalah Rukh Fazal-Ur-Rahman: Championing Girls’ Education in Pakistan & Challenging Social Norms with Malala Fund – Your Dream Life Podcast”