One Year Anniversary
It's been one year since we founded Creating for a Change*. Over the past year, we organized two workshops and raised just over $800. We donated $540 to camfed.org (Campain for Female Education) last December, and most recently we donated $280 to camfed as well. When we first set out to start this orginization our mission was to bring awareness to the importance of girls' education while encouraging creativity in children in our community. We've taken great steps towards our goal, and we have brought a lot of awareness to girls' education. Thank you so much to our friends, family, and community who have supported us over the past year.
*as you can see, we've changed our name!
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Below are some of the highlights from our workshops!
Day of the Girl
The Day of the Girl takes place on October 11 and is a movement that was started to help empower girls and to better girls’ lives around the world. The UN declared October 11 "Day of the Girl Child" in 2011 and has since raised awareness and brought attention to the quality of life of girls all around the world. Some topics that were brought up this year were human trafficking, sexual assault, forced marriage, as well as the educational road blocks young girls face. These topics are supported down below and are shocking and truly awful. This day allows us to discuss these problems and create a community of those who can support and empower girls around the world. Just being aware of these problems can help lead us to a brighter future and can help us make a positive change in a girl's life. We hope you can learn from this article and we hope you had a great Day of the Girl, celebrating the amazing and strong girls you have in your life.
- Due to sexual or physical violence, every 10 minutes a young girl dies
- Out of the 1.1 billion girls in the world, 15 million girls are forced to marry before the age of 18
- Out of 30 million people, between all ages and genders, 71% of humans who are trafficked are female, and of that 71%, 20% are adolecents
Camille Zimmer and Mila Roemer
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