The United Nations General Assembly adopted October 11 as “International Day of the Girl” to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.
The first ever Day of the Girl is being used to shine a light on the importance of girls’ education. Sadly, millions of children don’t go to school just because they are girls. They face unique challenges such as barriers to education and opportunities to make a living, early and forced marriage, and poverty.
On Friday, our Globe Leaders’ Group recognized this day by setting up pledge table in the Cafeteria during lunch.
Staff and students signed the pledge, which says:
- I am committed to improving the lives of children around the world.
- I recognize that investing in girls around the world is key to eliminating global poverty.
- I want to help create a brighter, safer future for girls and their communities.
- I believe in the Because I am a Girl movement.
- I can help change the world one girl at a time.
Read more on the Day of the Girl here: http://becauseiamagirl.ca/dayofthegirl
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