Sunday, December 20, 2009
Because I Am A Girl
Plan in Australia have started a new campaign called ‘Because I am a Girl’ to raise funds for their GirlsFund. This fund is aimed at investing in young women and girls to help them access their rights and have every opportunity to thrive and break the cycles of poverty. Plan believe that “investing in girls is one of the best ways to end poverty and create global prosperity – an investment that is currently blocked in many countries around the world by persistent attitudes that girls are not as important as boys”.
I already sponsor a child through Plan in Zambia and feel that this is a really important project. And am planning to sponsor a second one in 2010. As the parent to a young child, I believe that is essential that we tried to help end abject child poverty, regardless of gender.
You can buy (link www.plan.org.au/bepartofit/shop) t-shirts to support this fund. The t-shirts are fair trade certified organic cotton.