Website Source: http://community.malala.org/meet-942748992.html
Around the world, people are helping to raise money for Malala Fund projects in creative ways. Today, we spotlight Alliana's story - her beautiful butterfly drawing caught our eye on Twitter.
Hello! My name is Alliana. I am in Grade 3 and I am 8 years old. I am from Canada.
I want to tell you about something that makes me sad, and what I am trying to do about it.
Recently I read the book "I Am Malala." From reading the book, I realized that lots of girls don't get to go to school. I wanted to help, so I drew a picture of a butterfly because it is a symbol of hope and change.
I added words like "education" and "peace" to the butterfly's wings so everyone will be reminded of the changes we need to make so that all children can have these things.
Across the world many children never get to go to school. The Malala Fund helps change that. I want to help change that by raising money for the Malala Fund.
I came up with the idea of Battle The Bad With Beauty, a project to help raise money and let people know about the Malala Fund.
Art prints of my butterfly are for sale to help raise money.
So far I have raised $316 by selling prints to my family and friends. My goal is to raise $2,000 to send to the Malala Fund.
If you would like to help and purchase a print, you can visit my website. All of the profits are donated to the Malala Fund.
Together we can make things beautiful. And if we work hard enough, we can overcome the bad with beauty. Help me Battle the Bad With Beauty.
UPDATE JUNE 16, 2015 From Alliana's mom, Carissa: "I just wanted to send you an update to let you know that Alliana has now officially raised over $2,000 for the Malala Fund! We sent the final money in tonight. :) She did this through selling her bumper stickers and art prints on her website and at local garage sales as well as holding a lemonade stand and selling baking she made herself. She plans to continue raising funds but hasn't set a new goal yet. She is so happy that it took just 6 months to reach this huge goal and hopes she can continue to raise even more for the Malala Fund! She has learned a lot in the last six months and continues to learn how important education is and how important it is to make sure that everyone gets it."