The team at Scorpion Design is excited to partner with The Tolson Firm in a 30-day initiative to raise money for education rights in honor of the 276 Nigerian schoolgirls who were abducted last month by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram. Attorney Audrey Tolson, along with about 30 other female lawyers in her state, is working to raise $276,000 by June 18, 2014. The money will go to The Malala Fund, an organization that works to bring educational opportunities to children in developing nations around the world.
Scorpion Cares, our charitable branch at Scorpion Design, LLC, was one of the first organizations to get on board with the effort, and we are proud to stand with The Tolson Firm for education rights. About 600 million adolescent girls are living in developing nations today, according to the website for The Malala Fund. Millions of these young women are unable to enjoy the benefits of a formal education because they are denied the right to go to school. This isn't right. The April 2014 kidnapping of almost 300 Nigerian schoolgirls casts increased light on the challenges faced by women in developing nations every day. By donating to The Malala Fund, you can help bring hope and opportunity to girls all over the world.
The Malala Fund was started by 16 year-old Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani woman who was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman because of her vocal support for female education. Incredibly, Malala survived the attack, and continues to serve as a voice for girls' rights. She is the youngest person ever to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and has been named one of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World." Her organization carefully invests in worthy projects that promote equal access to schooling worldwide. Scorpion Design is honored to be a part of this deserving cause, and we encourage you to stand with us in this effort. If you are interested in helping The Tolson Firm meet their goal, please visit www.stayclassy.org/betterforgirls today.