Youth Challenge 2024

Join Our 2024 Youth CHALlenge! 'Education Changes lives'

Despite progress, at least 773 million young people and adults lack basic literacy skills today. Education provides a way out of poverty, providing opportunities only dreamed of!

Teens across the country are invited to join our 2024 Youth Challenge, enabling vulnerable girls to receive quality education, break cyclical poverty, and rediscover the joy of dreaming big dreams.

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Educated girls are less likely to be trafficked.

Educated women are less likely to die in childbirth.

A mothers’ education level impacts their children’s nutrition.

Girls with higher levels of education are less likely to be child brides.

Girls with higher levels of education are less likely to have children at an early age.

Educated women are more likely to know that they are valuable and have worth.

Educated women are more likely to find work.

Educated women are more likely to earn a higher income.

Educated girls are healthier.


A girl’s education has a huge impact on all of society. Our schools enable vulnerable girls to receive a quality English medium education. Over 6,000 girls in our schools are currently unsponsored.

We invite students, classes and youth groups to organise their own events to raise funds for unsponsored girls.
$40 supports one girl for one month; every $480 educates a girl for an entire year, including nutrition, health care, sports and the arts.

"One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world."
~Malala Yousafzi

Youth Challenge Toolkit

Contact us to receive our Youth Challenge Toolkit for ideas, resources and tips to run a successful event.

Follow DFN on Facebook where we will profile the needs, post stories, and share about the creative ways teens are partnering with us this year!


What can you do?

Sponsor a specific girl from our website ($48 per month), or help raise funds for unsponsored girls ($40 per month):

  • Mufti day at school

  • Host a morning tea

  • Run a fundraiser using Facebook Fundraisers

  • Organise 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

  • Clothes Swap

  • Sausage Sizzle

  • Host a movie night – highest bidder decides the movie

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We Need your Support

These girls have the odds stacked against them from birth, but an education can transform their future. Access to education does more than give a girl the chance to learn and grow–it unlocks the door to freedom and provides an opportunity to pursue their dreams.