Model and campaigner Christy Turlington Burns shares old school photo to support #UpForSchool
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Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns has become the latest celebrity to share their old school photo on Throwback Thursday to encourage people to support the #UpForSchool campaign.
Christy – pictured smiling at the age of eight – has a particular interest in ensuring the 31 million girls currently out of school around the world get an education. She is the founder of Every Mother Counts, a charity dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother.
On her Instagram posting, she wrote: “Did you know that educating girls for six years or more consistently improves their prenatal care, postnatal care and childbirth survival rates later in life?”
#TBT to my school photo at age 8. Did you know that educating girls for 6 years or more consistently improves their prenatal care, postnatal care & childbirth survival rates later in life? That’s why I’m standing #UpForSchool – because there are currently 31 million girls around the world denied the right to go to school. Join me to empower the next generation of girls & women by signing the upforschool.org petition. #theirworld
Christy joins a host of people – celebrities, politicians and members of the public – who shared their old school photos to mark International Women’s Day, raise awareness of the millions of girls missing out on education and ask people to stand #UpForSchool. It is a youth-led campaign that demands world leaders keep their promise to get all children into school and learning.
And if you haven’t already signed the #UpForSchool Petition, you can do it now.