Students’ initiative influences Mexican Senate

Middle Years Programme (MYP) students at Instituto La Paz devised an initiative that encourages education equality in Mexico. These students feel that it is time for the government to guarantee access to education beyond secondary level for all girls.

Instituto La Paz students attended their first National High School Model United Nations (NHSMUN) conference last year, and heard several speakers, but were particularly inspired by a talk from the Malala Fund, which addressed girls' education.

Once back at school, the students researched girls' education in Mexico and their local community, raising awareness of the urgent need for action. They have since hosted film debates at the Senate, where they addresses senators, educators and the corporate sector, and are currently working together with senators to amebnd the Mexican General Education law.

“Students have discovered that everything is possible if you have an open mind and are determined about your own learning process,” says Neil Crawford, English Director at Instituto La Paz.

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