Today is the third International Day of the Girl (supported by the United Nations). In many communities, girls face challenges and literally have to fight to survive simply because they are born a girl.
Many girls around the world are missing from school... simply because they are a girl. Yet, research has shown that educating girls transforms families, communities and societies. It has the power to break the cycle of poverty and transforms futures.
The hard facts...
1. PRAY - Pray for girls around the world. Pray for a more just society. Ask God to show you how you can play your part in His mission of restoration.
2. SPREAD THE WORD - Big change starts small. The first step toward success is simple: pass it on. We know that educating girls will change the world. The more people who share that message - through social networks, at the dinner table, in boardrooms, in rural villages - the more support we build. By spreading the word, you are changing minds. Share this blog post with your friends. Start the discussion.
3. HELP NGOs - There are a number of charities working to transform girls' lives. Plan has created the Because I am A Girl campaign (including a petition to make girls' education a worldwide governmental priority) and Girl Rising is a movement to see all girls educated. Sophia member Girls' Brigade England & Wales is a part of a GB Worldwide family - it is helping to transform lives in over 50 different countries (providing informal education in Tanzania, Kosova and Cambodia and many more countries).
4. INVEST IN GIRLS – Are you mentoring a young woman in your community? Perhaps God is calling you to invest in her so her true potential is unleashed.
Remember... global change starts with individual action. Let's transform futures for all today.