The Moment of Lift - Chapter Four: Lifting Their Eyes: Girls in School - Chapter Five: The Silent Inequality: Unpaid Work Summary & Analysis

Melinda Gates
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To start Chapter Four, Melinda talks about a girl named Sona from Kanpur who told members of the foundation that she wanted a teacher. Sona’s courage pushed the foundation to help the villagers register as citizens so they could attend government funded schools. Melinda says that sending girls to school has positive effects on all future generations, It allows them to challenge expectations and realize they deserve a chance in life. Melinda compares this moment to a school she visited in Los Angeles. There, the poorer students start learned practical skills to survive on low income, while richer students were being prepared for college. This bothered Melinda, as the foundation focuses on equal education for all genders and races.

Melinda then tells the story of Vicki, the head...

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