As part of the celebration of the International Day of the Rights of the Child, the last film by director Pascal Plisson, GOGO, was screened in the Salle des Princes of the Grimaldi Forum on Monday, November 29, in the presence of HSH the Sovereign Prince, HRH the Princess Caroline of Hanover, the Prince’s children and leading Monegasque figures.
In the presence of Mr Plisson, the heroine and her great-granddaughter, GOGO – which means grand-mother in Swahili – is the oldest schoolgirl in the world. The film traces the incredible story of this exceptional woman, who, at the age of 90, decided to go to school in her Kenyan village to set an example, fight against forced marriages and pave the way for all girls who had long been denied access to education.
The screening was only one of several activities and workshops across Monaco on the day.
The International Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on November 20, 1989.
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