College faculty takes a stand

The OCFA voted to donate $1,000 to the Little Women for Little Women in Afghanistan

Two teenagers a world apart, but with one objective in mind, have inspired the Okanagan College Faculty Association to support international efforts to educate girls.

Members of the OCFA have condemned the recent Taliban shooting of 15-year-old student Malala Yousafzai for being a vocal proponent of education for girls in Pakistan.

The OCFA also voted to donate $1,000 to the Little Women for Little Women in Afghanistan, a non-profit society launched by 15-year-old Alaina Podmorow from Lake Country to help educate girls in Afghanistan as a way to peace.

“We’re putting our money where our hearts are,” said history professor Howard Hisdal, who made both resolutions.

“These girls are shining examples of leadership. They are showing vision and courage, and to a certain extent, they are accomplishing what some of our western governments haven’t managed to do so well.”