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TODAY we’re launching a global photo campaign on ** Twitter Facebook, and  Instagram to raise awareness on why educating girls is #BasicMath!** I hope you will join in and help us multiply the message that educating girls is not just the right thing to do, but also the smart thing to do.

Why #BasicMath? Because when you educate girls, extraordinary things happen: GDP rises, early marriage decreases, population growth stabilizes, agricultural output grows, and health outcomes improve. That’s why, to me, Girls + Education = A Better World. It’s as simple as#BasicMath.

What does girls' education mean to you? 

You can raise your voice for girls' education RIGHT NOW with these simple steps:

  1. Print out our ** Girls + Education = placard** (or make your own!)
  2. Fill in the blank with what educating girls means to you (the possibilities are endless!)
  3. Snap a photo and share it on  TwitterFacebook, and  Instagram

Don’t forget to use the #BasicMath hashtag, and tag 10x10. Tagging photos makes collecting them easy, so we can re-share on our social media pages with all our fans–keep an eye out for your photos!

Together we can make a difference. Collective action can and will lead to positive change.

Raise your voice online and celebrate  International Day of the Girl on October 11th-it’s not too late to host an event of your own! It’s as simple as gathering friends and sharing the simple facts that make the case that empowering girls will bring about transformational change. We already have over  250 confirmed events across 6 continents! Once you** register your event with us, you will get access to helpful tools in our  resource center**including: videos, photography, invitations, talking points, social media tips, a Pearson curriculum plan for teachers, a “How to Host an Event” guide, and more!

Here’s to the endless potential of girls around the world._ Let’s join forces to take this message viral!_