In June, a group of budding philanthropists from U5
travelled to the Department of International Development for the final of the 2014 Shape the Future competition. We started off by watching inspirational young speakers addressing the issue of girls’ education. Soon we were invited up on stage to present our video, which compiled the issues and possible solutions to the lack of girls’ education worldwide. Having seen our competitors’ entries, and after 5 minutes of intense anticipation, the results were announced with us coming a respectable second place. Overall we had an amazing experience and even managed to have a sneaky chat with Justine Greening MP (Secretary of State for International Development), the perfect example of a strong independent woman.
By Nat de la Tong and G-Dawg (alias Natalie Tong and Georgia Onslow)