Second Day of Action: Take the Girls Coalition Challenge

Choose one of these 11 Girls Coalition Challenges. You could win a pair of UGG Boots!

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Girls around the world have the right to education.  And yet, there are 123 million illiterate youth in the world, 2/3rds of whom are girls.  Take one of the 11 Girls Coalition Challenges and help raise awareness about this crisis. Today. Right now. Here’s how:

It’s easy! Just choose one of the challenges below and tell us how YOU completed it in the comments section below. When you do, you will automatically get entered into a drawing for a pair of UGG Boots! So get out there and help change the world. Winners will be announced on October 12. So keep taking challenges and posting them right here! The more you do, the better your chances of winning a pair of UGG Boots!

Choose one of these 11 Challenges. Post what you did, right here, in the comments section below! Together, we are changing the world:

  1. Pledge to compliment girls in your life based on their skills, knowledge, and kindness – not on looks or clothes!  Write it down.  Take a picture.  Share your pledge in the comments section below.
  2. Pledge to make education a priority in your life.  Pledge to turn your homework in on time every single day for the rest of the year!  Write it down. Take a picture.  Share your pledge in the comments section below.
  3. Pledge to help someone with his or her homework at least once a week for the rest of the school year.  Write it town.  Take a picture.  Share your pledge in the comments section below.
  4. Write a poem, write a song, or draw a picture about why education is important for girls around the world.  Share it with your family, classmates, and teachers and in the comments section below.
  5. Collect three stats about girls’ education and share them on Facebook or on Twitter. Write them in the comments section below.
  6. Change your avatar to the I AM Day of the Girl avatar in the sidebar, to help get more people to join the Day of the Girl Summit! Tell us which social media sites you’re using, in the comments section below.
  7. Start a book club with friends or classmates.  Choose a book that provides insight into another culture or perspective. Tell us about the group you start or the book you plan to read first, in the comments section below.
  8. Do a research project about girls’ access to education around the world.  Share it with your class to raise awareness. Tell us about it in the comments section below.
  9. Plan a book drive for your class.  Collect new and used books to donate to a local literacy initiative.  Extra points (there aren’t really any points, but it’s fun to think about!) if you can collect more than 50 books. Tell us all about it in the comments section below.
  10. Create a book of poems, songs, and/or drawings with your class about why education is important to girls around the world.  Share the book with your principal and in the comments section below.
  11. Pledge to _________________________.  YOU fill in the blank!  Come up with your own create way to bring awareness to girls’ education around the globe, or ways to help provide resources to those who need it most.  Don’t forget to share your ideas, pledges, and actions in the comments section below!

VIRTUAL HIGH FIVE TO YOU, GIRLS! YOU ROCK! Thanks for joining the Day of the Girl Summit and participating in the 11 Days of Action! Together we are changing the world! Remember to check back on October 11, for the Day of the Girl Summit Webcast, Girls Speak Out LIVE-STREAMED event from the United Nations, and footage from all kinds of celebrations  around the world, including the Brave Girls Alliance Invasion of Times Square and the Day of the Girl FREE Celebration in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania!

Stay tuned for more details!

Thank you, Girls Coalition, for your amazing work. You rock too!

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13 thoughts on “Second Day of Action: Take the Girls Coalition Challenge

  1. Sofia P

    I pledge to always hand in my homework on time and maintain solid grades. I want to be a role model for all women and show how strong and independent women are.

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  2. Long Live the Girls

    Teach us.
    Teaching a girl or woman means teaching a generation.
    Teach us to be proud of being a girl.
    Teach us what we don’t yet know.
    Teach us, we are ready to learn.

    We, the girls of Long Live the Girls, will take action in what we say above all!
    Bringing change in creating a better Ethiopia.
    We believe in that, and we’ll make it happen.

    –Long Live the Girls! Girl Manifesto (excerpt)

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  3. Ashley

    I pledge to make education a priority in my life. I think education is the key to great things, the bridge to success, solutions to problems, and is a medium of self-improvement.

    I pledge to work hard at my studies and encourage other girls to do so as well.

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  4. Mimosa

    I undertook challenge #1 because it was a problem that i realized i myself had been perpetuating. I don’t know how may times I must have told someone “I love that dress!” or “Your hair looks super cute today!”, but I do know that it is more times than I have said “wow you’re so creative” or ‘You’re so good at math!”. I’m glad that this challenge pointed out this problem to me, so now i have the chance to correct it.

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  5. Winifred Doherty

    I undertook challenge number 5 to find 3 stats on girls education. I reviewed the report of the Secretary General on ‘The Girl Child’ A/68/263 of 5th August 2013.
    Paragraph 16 ‘Throughout the last decade, progress in education has been significant.
    According to the 2012 Education for All Global Monitoring Report: Youth and Skills — Putting Education to Work, of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), globally, the number of primary school-age children out-of-school fell from 108 million to 61 million between 1999 and 2010; in developing countries, the proportion of girls in the out-of-school population decreased from 58 per cent to 53 per cent. #IDG2013 68% of girls in Global Partnership for Education countries finish primary school, compared with 56% in 2002

    Paragraph 19 “In the report, it was stated that, while more girls and boys are completing primary education, the growing demand for secondary education poses a serious challenge for countries with limited resources. In sub-Saharan Africa, about one quarter of the children who complete primary school are unable to go on to secondary education. As a result, over 34 million adolescent girls of lower secondary age were not in school in 2010” from UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Global Education Digest: Opportunities Lost — The Impact of Grade Repetition and Early School Leaving, 2012. #IDG2013 Over 34 million adolescent girls of lower secondary age were not in school in 2010

    Paragraph 67. “The Global Partnership for Education envisions a good-quality education for all children everywhere. It provides strong incentives and technical and financial support to developing country partners to include gender strategies in their education plans. Currently, 68 per cent of girls in partnership countries finish primary school, compared with 56 per cent in 2002, and 18 partner countries now have as many girls as boys completing primary school. #IDG2015 1999 – 2010 the proportion of girls in the out-of-school population decreased from 58% to 53%

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  6. perla avila

    All it takes is one girl in a village to be educated and you can count on her taking care of the rest 🙂

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  7. Rebecca Gaynier

    You can find me on iTwixie.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Gmail with the IAMDAYOFTHEGIRL avatar. So thriled to be celebrating #IDG2013 with all of you!

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