Girl Rising – Night in Review

A cold, wet,  blustery Melbourne Friday night did nothing to quell the enthusiasm of over 90 keen supporters venturing out to experience the inspiring new film, ‘Girl Rising’ at Genazzano College in Kew.

‘Girl Rising’ is part of a campaign by one of Room to Read partners  (10×10) to support the education of girls around the world and tells the stories of 9 girls from around the world who face – and overcome – unbelievable obstacles on the path toward getting an education. Each girl’s story was written by an author from her own country and is narrated by a cast of great actresses, including Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, and others. The cinematography was stunning, and we were thrilled to be a part of it all – if you missed it you can still access the preview  at

We would again like to sincerely thank Genazzano College for allowing us the use of their magnificent facilities. We are also very grateful to FareWell Catering (Colleen on 9853 4177) and Buxton Ridge Wines (Michael on 0428 517 147) for their support and of course our thanks go to all of those brave souls who ventured out on such a bleak night as well as those who, although they purchased tickets, were unable to make it on the night.

As we announced on the night, all net profits from the night are allocated toward our next Room to Read fundraising effort – this time in Tanzania!! – stay posted !!!!!

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