Jul 12, 2019 • 20M

How A Harrowing Experience Inspired This Woman To Help Girls Go To School - She's a Global Citizen - #1130

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Devin Thorpe
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As a girl, while living in Jamaica, Davinia James once faced an extraordinary experience on her way home from school with her brother. Held at gunpoint, her brother faced the young gunman and yelled for his sister to run. Frozen by fear, she didn’t move even as the gunman held his gun to her brother’s chest. “Run,” he screamed. And she did. Frantic, she screamed as she entered her home, “He’s dead! He’s dead!” Her mother “went into superwoman mode.” Following her mother, they ran back to find her brother still with the barrel of a gun in his chest. Their mother pulled the gun away from his chest and placed it on hers, saying, “If you want him, you’re going to have to go through me.” The gunman, shamed or afraid of the consequences of killing a woman, walked away. This experience fixed in Davinia’s mind the importance of education to lift women, girls and communities out of the dual traps of poverty and violence. She founded Pennies4Girls to fund education for girls. That's why she is called a global citizen. Never miss another interview! Join Devin here: http://bit.ly/joindevin. Click the following link to learn my insider secrets to media publicity for social impact: http://bit.ly/75offmedia.