VIDEO: The story of a girl worth celebrating on this International Day of the Girl

October 10, 2014

Girls' Education, Asia, Vietnam

Remember Tay Thi? A mighty girl with an unrelenting passion for education, she snuck out to take exams after her parents burned her books...twice! You can read her full story on our blog and also in an article by the New York Times' Nicholas Kristof, who got to visit Tay Thi in Vietnam. But since we don't all get the chance to meet this awe-inspiring girl, we've brought you a short video of her story. We hope you will enjoy it. Happy International Day of the Girl!

Unrelenting: The Story of Tay Thi

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