A confession: It wasn’t until two days ago that we first heard of the plight of over two hundred Nigerian school girls — being taken from their school at night in mid-April and not located since. If you haven’t heard of the story, it’s no surprise — it hasn’t exactly been covered in-depth in the popular media. You can read more about it here, but it’s taken Social Media to get people’s (including ours) attention. The hashtag #BringBackOurGirls has been particularly powerful in uniting people.
Yesterday, because he felt he wanted to do something and spread the word, Ian Gilbert (@ThatIanGilbert on Twitter) asked that we make him a couple of images based on an idea he’d had of 234 candles. Another confession: Sometimes it takes people like him with ideas to motivate others (us) into action. We did so, but realised (halfway through designing them) that news reports were now talking of over 270 students being taken. It was a sad job to have to increase that number.
Ian has tweeted the images as posters, so we’ve put them on a PDF in case you want to print them out and use in your workplace to help spread the word and/or get people talking.
Just because something terrible happens in another part of the world, doesn’t mean we should feel removed from it.
You can download Ian’s posters by right-clicking here.
Or, better still, make something of your own — a poster, an email to those in authority, a letter. Somewhere out there are over 200 schoolgirls who need to be brought home.
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