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Celebrate International Day of the Girl and Support Rose!

By Patricia Cogley, Director of Girls’ Voices

International Day of the Girl shines light on the challenges girls face and invites the world to come together to empower girls. With greater access to basic human rights — like education — girls around the world can become the leaders of tomorrow!  

The Girls’ Voices approach to girls’ empowerment is simple. We believe that each girl’s voice should be heard and that her education should be accessible. Girls’ Voices participants use digital media to express their unique perspective, what they want for their future, and the challenges they need to overcome. They gain confidence, powerful digital media skills, and a greater commitment to their education. Donors like you then offer support so they can overcome the financial barriers that may be preventing them from accessing their dreams.

In our first year, over 100 girls have participated in nine countries, and we have provided scholarships to nearly all of the girls. We have watched gripping realities unfold in their videos – from juggling demanding labor and school, to trying to access education from a refugee camp. We have been inspired by their creativity, resilience and warmth. We have also been moved by the support of our donor community. You have watched and voted on their videos, and supported them to make it to the finish line!  

Today on International Day of the Girl, we are making it even easier for you to become a part of the movement to empower girls. We have teamed up with The Native American Advancement Foundation, to support girls at the Tohono O’odham Nation in Arizona. Girls’ Voices participant Rose, says,  “The Girls Voices Project made me think about my education and how important it is for me to finish school.” With after-school tutoring provided by the Native American Advancement Foundation, Rose will be the first in her family to graduate from high school.

You can create a fundraising page to ensure Rose and her friends can be among the first in their family to graduate high school! When you create a team to sponsor a student like Rose, you will get a dedicated fundraising page to share with your friends and family, so that they can help you meet their goal. And of course, you can share Rose’s sweet video that she made, showing how much education means to her and her family. 

The steps to becoming a fundraiser are simple. With just ten people participating, we can fund Rose’s education! 

Step 1: Team Captains must first create a Team Fundraising Page. Simply click the “Become A Fundraiser” link at the top of the page, then select “Create A Team.” Follow the prompts.

Step 2: Once the Team Page is created, team members can join the team page and create their own personal fundraising webpage. To join a team, click “Become A Fundraiser” at the top of the page, then select “Join A Team.” Follow the prompts to complete your page setup.

Let’s celebrate Day of the Girl and ensure Rose and her friends to become the leaders of tomorrow!

 

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by patricia, October 11, 2017