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16 Feb 2014

Tererai Trent, to speak at AIS

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February 16, 2014 Category: Oasis Posted by:

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Zimbabwe-born advocate for girls’ education to mark International Women’s Day

ROSEMONT, Pa. – The once ostracized and poverty-bound Zimbabwean Dr. Tererai Trent, who taught her self to read and write from her brother’s books, will share the riveting story of her journey to attain an education during The Agnes Irwin School’s celebration of International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 6. The program is free and open to the public.


During her visit, sponsored by Agnes Irwin’s Center for the Advancement of Girls (CAG), Dr. Trent will talk about education, gender challenges, raising children, poverty, aid in developing countries, and the four P’s of women in leadership: power, passion, purpose and procreation.

“Tererai Trent is the perfect speaker to celebrate International Women’s Day,” said CAG Director Mariandl Hufford. “Her power as a presenter is borne from her great passion that all girls receive an education. But her story gives us so much more than that: it cuts to the heart of our shared humanity; hers is a story of great courage, persistence and resilience. Tererai inspires us to know that what we aim for is within our reach.”

Dr. Trent will speak to the public on Thursday, March 6 at 7 PM in the West-Wike Theatre. She will present to Middle and Upper School students on Friday, March 7, joining in the school’s celebration of International Women’s Day.

Founded in 2011, the Center for the Advancement of Girls (CAG) is an educational initiative that focuses – through research, innovative programming and community engagement – on four domains of girls’ lives: leadership, wellness, global citizenship, and teaching and learning in the 21st century.

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