Mlambo-Ngcuka's message also coincides with the efforts of 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai who, after being shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan and recovering, is speaking out on the importance of education for women and girls. You can read more about Mala in our July post, Malala: "ONE...can change the world."
Listen to Mlambo-Ngcuka's remarks below. How do you take action on improving education and closing the achievement gap locally?
“Education is one of the founding services that all women and girls need to access in order for us to make a difference...Education is the foundation for everything we need to do to succeed.”
- Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka