Join Our International Day of the Girl Campaign!
On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl, to recognise the unique challenges girls face around the world.
Despite much progress, a child without an education is still much more likely to be a girl than a boy.
Nothing has as much impact on a child’s well-being as their mother’s level of education.
The UN theme for 2021 is:
'My Voice, Our Equal Future'
A girl’s education has a huge impact on all of society. We can do substantially more to help vulnerable girls receive an education. Over 6,000 girls in our schools are currently unsponsored.
This International Day of the Girl, we invite students, classes and youth groups to raise funds to support our unsponsored girls.
$33 supports one girl for one month; every $396 educates a girl for a year, including nutrition, health care, sports and the arts.
“On this International Day of the Girl, let us recommit
to supporting every girl to develop her skills, enter the workforce on equal terms and reach her full potential.”
– UN Secretary-General António Guterres
Download our International Girl’s Day Tool Kit for ideas and tips and join our 2020 IGD campaign. Follow DFN on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter where we will be profiling the needs, posting stories, updating the number of Jogini Village Leaders supported, and sharing the creative ways people are partnering with us.
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What can you do?
Sponsor a specific girl from our website ($40 per month), or help raise funds for unsponsored girls ($33 per month):
Mufti day at school
Host a morning tea
Run a fundraiser using Facebook Fundraisers
Do a fun run or marathon
Pledge your birthday – ask people to donate instead of a gift
Dye your hair – highest bidder decides the colour!
Organise a PJ Day
Host an Art Exhibition or Market
Hold a fashion show or ladies’ night
Host a movie night – highest bidder decides the movie
We Need your Support
These women and children have the odds stacked against them from birth, but an education can change that. Being able to go to school does more than give a child the chance to learn and grow–it unlocks the door to freedom.