As you will be aware, in the last few days, Nigeria has become the focus of global attention. In the context of a breakdown in civil order in the remote North East of Nigeria, over 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped from their boarding school almost a month ago. In video messages which can only be described as “evil” (http://time.com/87658/boko-haram-nigeria-kidnapped-girls) the leader of the radical Islamic militants responsible for the kidnap has proclaimed that he would “.. sell the girls as slaves” , that they had “..converted to Islam”, and that “..they will never be returned unless militant prisoners are all released”.
In response to this horror, a school in Colombia (http://www.englishschool.edu.co) a member of LAHC, initiated a campaign to publicise and support global campaign for the girls' release. The British Schools, together with 44 other British International Schools in South America – took up this campaign in the Senior School on Tuesday, 13th May by wearing something red for the day.
- Published in Whole School