RENEE TOFT SIMONSEN
2011 ECCO WALK IN STYLE AWARD WINNER
Danish psychologist Renée Toft Simonsen won the ECCO Walk in Style Award 2011. She donated €33,500 to Plan in support of its global campaign, “Because I Am a Girl”, which promotes girls’ rights worldwide. Fifty girls were subsequently selected to receive four-year scholarships to attend high school in Epworth, a low-income suburb of Harare, Zimbabwe. Without these scholarships, the girls would have been unable to continue their education past primary school. Now, they have the chance to do so.