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Celebrate a girl’s right to reach her potential

POSTED October 11, 2018

Celebrate a girl’s right to reach her potential

Spread the word about giving girls the chance to thrive

Girls posing together

We believe girls deserve every opportunity to succeed, so today we want to promote their rights on this International Day of the Girl Child.

The special day is part of a global commitment. “Let us recommit to supporting every girl to develop her skills, enter the workforce on equal terms and reach her full potential,” says António Guterres, secretary-general to the United Nations.

This year the theme for the special day is to provide skilled training to the 600-million adolescent girls who will enter the workforce in the next 10 years — 90 percent of whom live in developing countries. The goal is to prevent these youth from working in the informal sector where they are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.

At Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, we believe in providing girls with the opportunity to go to school, realize their full potential and reach their dreams.

To support girls around the world, visit our gift catalogue today and keep a girl in school for a year. Learn more.

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ABOUT CHILDREN BELIEVE (formerly Christian Children's Fund of Canada):

Children Believe works globally to empower children to dream fearlessly, stand up for what they believe in — and be heard. For 60 years, we’ve brought together brave young dreamers, caring supporters and partners, and unabashed idealists. Together, we’re driven by a common belief: creating access to education — inside and outside of classrooms — is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world.