What an amazing day! We had over 551 events in 93 countries, in 325 cities, and on all 7 continents! Here are a few of the exciting events from International Day of the Girl:
A Gathering for Girls: Blossoms Children Community brings everyone together Harare, Zimbabwe
Blossoms Children Community hosted a huge event at Glen-View 1 High School in Harare, Zimbabwe with an attendance of 2,000 girls from Glen-View High 1 and High 2. There were several performances including a drama, dances, poems, and motivational speeches. The Deputy Public Affairs Officer of the United States government was the guest of honor.
For more information check out Blossoms Children Community’s website.
Surfing Possibility: A fundraiser by Brown Girl Surf and Storytellers for Good California, USA
Brown Girl Surf and Storytellers for Good hosted a fundraiser for their trip this fall. They will be traveling to India and Bangladesh to meet South Asia’s first female surfers and share their stories! The groups gathered to spread awareness about their trip, and the event included sneak peek Skype interviews with some of the female surfers. The evening centered around sharing stories and the Brown Girl Surf journey through a series of blogs, short-form documentary profiles, and photographs.
Kindles for Education: Worldreader program in Africa uses technology to spread #BasicMath Ghana, Uganda, Kenya
Worldreader combined technology and education through their Kindle program in Ghana, Uganda, and Kenya. Girls held up electronic readers that showed off images of Barca football (soccer) players and “Girls + Education = ______” phrases. This event was in conjunction with their 1 Million Books campaign.
Check out Worldreader’s website to learn more.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the International Day of the Girl to help raise awareness around girls' education and inspire people to take action. Continue the effort. Spread the Word. Share the Girl Rising trailer with friends and family so that together we can help educate girls and change the world!