Multimedia curated teacher resource with learning outcomes honoring Dr. Viola Vaughn, founder of the 10,000 Girls Education Program. The program works to keep girls in school in Sengal, while teaching them entrepreneurial skills.
MY HERO recommends reading this story to learn more about Viola Vaughn. ESL students are able to listen and read along using the audio link on the story page. This story has a version in French.
Viola Vaughn founded an organization that supports girls working to achieve academic success in Africa.
Students watch these two films to learn more about Viola Vaughn, the importance of her work with 10,000 Girls Education Program in Senegal and the challenges she addresses.
Mrs. Viola Vaughn runs "10,000 Girls," a project in Senegal, Africa, which aims to help girls in education and vocational training. (3:53 minutes)
Summer PENCC gives children the platform to discuss the importance of girls’ education. (3:09 minutes)
2. How has 10,000 Girls Education Program addressed the challenges to education girls face?
3. Do you know of any other people or organizations working to address issues that may be preventing girls from receiving an education? Who are they? Share their story with MY HERO.
4. What can you do to ensure that all children have the ability to receive an education? Create an action plan and share your story with MY HERO.
Students will develop critical thinking skills as they discuss barriers to education. They will evaluate obstacles some children face that impact their ability to go to school. Students are encouraged to create an action plan.
Teachers: Visit MY HERO for additional curated multimedia resources honoring Viola Vaughn.
The Viola Vaughn lesson plan was created by MY HERO Education Outreach Director Laura Nietzer.
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Organizer created on 6/26/2019 5:12:18 PM by Laura Nietzer
Last edited 7/28/2020 4:15:11 PM by Xenia Shin