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Actor David Oyelowo is the Newest Ambassador for ‘Girl Rising’

Girl Rising, a global campaign to raise awareness on girl’s education and empowerment through documentaries announced British-Nigerian actor, David Oyelowo as its new ambassador on March 8, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.

Established in 2013, the organization is celebrating its fifth year in operation, telling the stories of girls from deprived communities in different countries around the world, who are doing extraordinary things. The stories of these girls are told through films directed by Academy Award-nominated director, Richard Robbins.

David Oyelowo, age 41, started the David Oyelowo Leadership Scholarship to help empower girls in Nigeria. He has also been working with GEANCO Foundation in Nigeria to support victims of terror attacks, transform the lives of the poor and vulnerable in Africa.

David was made the ambassador together with Andra Day in honour of International Women’s Day. The special event was attended by the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Rising, Christina Lowery, Oyelowo’s father – Stephen Oyelowo, his wife – Jessica Oyelowo and their children; Caleb Oyelowo, Penuel Oyelowo. 

PICTURES FROM THE EVENT

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 08: David Oyelowo is announced as Girl Rising ambassador in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Girl Rising)
LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 08: (L-R) Andra Day, Girl Rising Chief Creative Officer Martha Adams, and David Oyelowo attend David Oyelowo and Andra Day are announced as Girl Rising ambassadors in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Girl Rising)
LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 08: (L-R) Stephen Ozoigbo, Andra Day, and David Oyelowo attend David Oyelowo and Andra Day announced as Girl Rising ambassadors in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Girl Rising)
LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 08: (L-R) Caleb Oyelowo, Stephen Oyelowo, Penuel Oyelowo, Jessica Oyelowo, Zoe Oyelowo, and David Oyelowo attend David Oyelowo and Andra Day are announced as Girl Rising ambassadors in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Girl Rising)
LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 08: (L-R) Director Richard Robbins, Intel Foundation President Rosalind (Roz) L. Hudnell, Girl Rising CCO Martha Adams, David Oyelowo, Girl Rising CEO Christina Lowery, and Participant Media Chief Impact Officer Holly Gordon attend David Oyelowo and Andra Day are announced as Girl Rising ambassadors in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Girl Rising)
LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 08: (L-R) Andra Day, Girl Rising Chief Creative Officer Martha Adams, and David Oyelowo attend David Oyelowo and Andra Day are announced as Girl Rising ambassadors in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Girl Rising)
LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 08: Andra Day (L) and David Oyelowo speak onstage after being announced as Girl Rising ambassadors in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Girl Rising)
LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 08: Andra Day (L) and David Oyelowo speak onstage after being announced as Girl Rising ambassadors in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Girl Rising)

 

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