Sofia Broffman ’16 has a passion for bringing awareness about obstetric fistula. She spoke to the student body during her senior speech this year about the importance of educating others. Her fundraising efforts and speeches at AGS have been highlighted by Girls’ Globe, which highlights efforts of those who work to improve women’s and girls’ health rights worldwide. Its list of partner organizations reads like a Who’s Who of women empowerment. Click here to see Sofia’s post on Girls’ Globe.
Today, May 23, is International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, and Sofia has been invited by UNFPA, Fistula Foundation, and Johnson & Johnson to participate in their Twitter chat #EndFistula.
Sofia’s mother, Elisa Gambino, commented, “AGS is a place where girls learn to be leaders and team members. The faculty and students of AGS have supported Sofia’s efforts over and over again. It fills my heart to know that she will leave school with these beautiful memories. I am grateful for the role models Sofia has had at AGS.”