25th April 2013,
17:30 - 18:30
'I Am Malala’: A Story from the Past and a Story For The Future
Fickling Lecture on Developments in Children’s Literature.
A Promise to Malala – Children’s Literature and Education for All with Sarah Brown, writer and charity campaigner.
Young Adult and Adult
Education for All strives to get the 61 million children who are missing out on an education into school, and to reach the 200+ million more in need of education and learning. This lecture will make children’s literature the starting point for the basis of good learning and personal development. It will consider the scope of the campaign, and of the various global activities aimed at providing education for every child by the end of 2015 − the deadline for the UN's Millennium Development Goals including Universal Primary Education.
Sarah Brown’s work brings together the worlds of business, philanthropy, social media and charity campaigning. As the founding Chair of the Global Business Coalition for Education, CEO of the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown Ltd, President of the international children’s charity PiggyBankKids, Co-Founder of the Maternal Mortality Campaign, Global Patron of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood and an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London, Sarah provides strategic leadership to worldwide efforts to save and change the lives of women and children. She has received the Vision and Impact Award from Global Business Coalition for Health, an Honorary Fellowship from Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Recognition Award from the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics.
She previously was Managing Director of one of Britain’s most dynamic independent communications companies and subsequently led a global arts PR firm. A passionate advocate of women’s leadership, Sarah’s corporate involvement continued as Patron of the CBI First Women Awards to honour women in the boardroom and at the helm of Britain’s successful start ups and growing businesses.
She is the author of best-selling book Behind the Black Door and regularly rallies her million plus twitter followers (as @SarahBrownUK) in support of its central message: whatever platform you have in life, you can always use it to make a difference.
Sarah lives in London and Scotland with her husband, the UN Special Envoy for Global Education and Member of Parliament Gordon Brown, and their two sons John and Fraser. She is a patron of Women’s Aid, SHINE Education Trust and Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres.
Free event, no booking is required. All spaces are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.