A community of optimists hosted by Melinda French Gates

An illustration of a woman wearing a headscarf, looking toward you with binoculars while young women walk over a bridge of books floating in the sky in the background.
Illustration by Hailey Coral

Edition 11:
International Day of the Girl

“I often say that my goal is to see every girl in school in my lifetime,” writes Malala. “But imagine that COVID-19 is a turning point, a time when we invest in education like never before in human history, a time when we finally make good on so many years of promises.”