2013:  On her 16th birthday, Malala spoke at the United Nations (UN) to call for worldwide access to education.  The UN declared the event “Malala Day” which is now celebrated every year on her birthday – July 12. Malala and her father, Ziauddin, started the Malala Fund with the goal of helping all girls get 12 years of […]

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, India.  The birthday of this legendary civil rights leader is a national holiday in India. Teach children about Gandhi’s life and his message of peace.  Here are some resources to help you. “If we are to have real peace in this world…we shall have to begin with the children.”   Mahatma […]

Today is Nelson Mandela Day!  Celebrate his birthday by answering his global call to service. Nelson Mandela believed that every person has the power to change the world. To honor his 67 years of public service, people around the world are being asked to designate 67 minutes of their time to make a difference in the lives of […]