In our own backyard
What you do counts! Girls and women are the heart of their families and their communities. They reach out and connect with others, sharing what they know and believe in. Just like these girls and women have done to aid girls in the developing world. Just like you can do.
Read these stories about the amazing efforts of Because I am a Girl supporters in Canada and how they are joining the movement. You'll be inspired by their easy and fun ideas for fundraising and spreading the word!
She’s your typical 12-year-old. She likes to take her dog for a walk, she swims competitively, she likes to draw and paint. And one day last year, she saw Plan Canada’s Gifts of Hope catalogue. And grade 6 Ottawa student Ameena decided she wanted to do something to help.
Students at Bishop Strachan school used their annual fundraiser week to raise $10,000 to support a school in Ghana!
The Village of Hope Challenge is a Canada-wide initiative to help youth ages 14 to 18 years old make a difference in the lives of children in developing countries through learning and action.
A member of the Because I am a Girl Speakers Bureau travels to the UN, meets Canada's Status of Women Minister Rona Ambrose, and tells a room full of Diplomats that : "All women were once girls, but not all girls will live to become women."
Barbara Hollingworth is proof that a 65-year-old can be as passionate and determined as girls a quarter her age. She marked her birthday by climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise $10,000 for Because I am a Girl.
Mother and daughter used our complimentary LemonAid Kit to prep, promote and set up the stand outside Anna's primary school.
They spoke at the 2010 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
She invited 160 guests to learn about the movement and support it.
They raised $20,000 for a girls` school residence in Tanzania.
Power of the Purse Event. The first event, supported by Macquarie Private Wealth, raised over $50,000.
She raised $1,000 to purchase water and sanitation for a community.
Kate also gave a prize-winning speech about the cause at a public speaking contest.
They collected and created art for the auction and composed, performed and sold a song, raising almost $900.00
She updated her class on a regular basis with the latest news.
The players raised over $1060.
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