Today is the first ever International Day of the Girl.
Here is my girl daydreaming in the sunshine…..
…..and dressed for her first day at secondary school.
Not all girls are so lucky.
‘Globally, one in three girls is denied a secondary education by the daily realities of poverty, discrimination and violence. Every day, young girls are forced into marriage, isolated from their friends and subjected to abuse.
Yet, with education, skills and support, girls can choose their own future and be a force for change. Plan’s 75 years of experience has shown us that educated girls are likely to be healthier, to earn more, and to marry and have children later. An educated girl is more likely to reinvest her knowledge and income into her family and community.’
You can help. Join the Plan to help millions more girls complete their education.
Take a minute of your time today to sign this petition to prevent girls from being forgotten. If you’re a scrapbooker, then perhaps you’d like to sign up for one of Shimelle’s classes, or gift one to a friend if you’ve taken them all already. 100% of the class fees for today’s registrations will be donated to Plan’s Girls’ Fund.
Please help if you can. Don’t all girls deserve the chances that our own have?