Around 6 months ago, 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped by a group against the right for girls to go to school.

     Around 6 months ago, 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped by a group against the right for girls to go to school. Now, because of a program run by Nigerian Florence Ozor, those interested all around the world, and of all ages can help in the campaign for the Nigerian government to Bring Back Our Girls. To find out more about how you can help, visit bringbackourgirls.ng, or tweet #BringBackOurGirls or #OurGirlsAreWaiting. You can also wear the color red to show support.

     In a short overview of the problem, 276 Nigerian woman and girls were kidnapped around 6 months ago, and 219 of them remain missing. The problem that Ozor faced is that the government was doing nothing about this problem. This was the issue so far when Ozor went to a GLI woman’s leadership program. At the leadership program, she got mentorship program that told her to take charge. She said, “A woman in Nigeria started the program, and it was only right to join and take charge of our problems.”

So far, the group has gone to places in Nigeria where the girls’ absence is highly missed, attempting to raise more awareness on the topic. Ozor also said that everyday they would do something to publicly, through marches, through protests, through appearing on TV, call attention to the fact that 219 girls are still missing. So far, the country has reached a truce with the terrorist group, though its legitimacy is not confirmed. When she heard this news, Ozor tweeted “Dear God PLEASE let this be true. Will unquestionably be the BEST NEWS EVER.”

Ozor says that, in the future, they planned to stage marches, protests, and speak towards the president. She also plans to speak around the world so as to raise awareness and have new voices involved. This is a serious problem, and raising awareness about it can help. Tell friends and family, wear red, #BringBackOurGirls and #OurGirlsAreWaiting. Remember to visit bringbackourgirls.ng to find out more about the problem and what you can do to help.


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