Bring Molly's World into the Classroom

Published on 05 March 2012

In honour of International Women's Day we've created a new lesson plan to bring into your classroom.

People and organizations worldwide will come together to honor and empower women this March 8th for International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the achievements of women. As the world’s largest humanitarian organization fighting hunger, the United Nations World Food Programme believes that empowering women is the key to a world free from hunger. This International Women’s Day, WFP will be celebrating the next generation of women embarking on changing the world: adolescent girls.

This lesson plan tells the story of one girl. Her name is Molly, and she is a 13-year-old girl living in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya. She receives a daily school meal through the WFP school meals program.

In 2011, WFP gave Molly a small camera to film her life. This lesson plan weaves together her videos to spark a conversation in your classroom about the challenges and opportunities connecting girls across the globe. Students will explore the impact poverty can have on a girl’s life and how small interventions can transform a girl’s future. They will also explore how geography, economics, and personal narratives inform our sense of regions of the world.


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