Middle School Students Fundraise for Girls’ Education and Malala Fund


An eighth grade class in Baltimore, Maryland has raised thousands of dollars to support girls’ education through the nonprofit Malala Fund. At the beginning of the academic year, the 62 students from Dumbarton Middle School started to read the book I Am Malala by nobel prize winner and girls’ education activist Malala Yousafzai—a woman who was shot by the Taliban at the age of 15 for pursuing an education. After finishing the book, the class decided to conduct a project to support Malala’s cause. With a goal of raising $6,200 by the end of the year, each student came up with an individual fundraising idea—from bake sales to donation requests at a parent’s workplace. They have reached over half of their goal so far, and the students expressed their gratitude for the education they often take for granted.

For Further Reading

Find I Am Malala here.


Discussion Question

Have you ever participated in a fundraiser for a nonprofit with your school? What were some of the most effective methods?


Action Item

Learn how you can support the Malala Fund here.


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