The United Nations has designated October 11th International Day of the Girl. Across the world, many celebrate and recognize the power and potential of girls. It is a day for us to stand up against discrimination, violence, economic and educational disparities that affect girls’ everyday worldwide.
The United Nations states it is a day to:
“help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential”.
For girls to be able to reach their full potential, we must recognize the importance and impact of a girls’ education.
This year, we want to bring to the forefront the incredible challenges many young girls in Cambodia face gaining access to an education. Recent statistics have highlighted that more than 86,000 adolescent girls are not attending school. For girls growing up in chronic poverty from slum communities, they are particularly at a disadvantage of being able to go to school, often because of family demands to work and contribute to the family income which then also renders them open to being exploited.
Our Girls Education Program is working hard to change this.. one girl at a time.. one dream at a time.. currently we have 110 girls who are receiving our Education Scholarships and other support structures keeping them safe, protected and empowered.
October is also a busy time for our team of social workers as they are preparing to get all our girls ready to go back to school after their long 3 month holiday.. can you imagine how hectic that is!
In recognition of this years International Day of the Girl, we thought it would be a perfect time to reach out to find sponsors for 11 of the girls on our program waiting to be sponsored.
11 days ...... 11 sponsors
Being a sponsor is a wonderful opportunity to help a young girl reach her dream for a healthy and bright future. We know that Education is one of the most promising tools to eradicate poverty and especially when you invest that education in to girls.
For $35 AUD (Tax deductible in Australia) per month you can change a young girls life...
To learn more about our sponsorship program ~ click here
If you are interested in sponsoring one of the young girls below ~ click on her photo to complete the application form and write her name in the comments section.. Shortly after you will receive a welcome pack with a sponsorship handbook and your sponsored girls profile..
A perfect way to celebrate International day of the Girl
PROTECTION & EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION, MENTORING & LIFE SKILLS
AusCam Freedom Project believes girls should be 'taught not trafficked'.
You can set a girl free by sponsoring her education here: