Our world is full of contradictions’jumbo shrimp, virtual reality and civil war among many. But some are tougher to accept than others. Like the fact that in North America girls are outscoring the boys in academic achievements while in some countries, they are denied access to education.
In some countries, girls are the poorest of the poor’70% of the one billion people living in extreme poverty are women and girls.
In some countries, girls are denied medical care.
In some countries, girls are the last to eat’if there is food.
We need to break the cycle of poverty and investing in girls is the key to ending it for everyone. Studies show that if you give a girl enough to eat, an education and a safe environment, she’ll work to raise the standard of living for herself, her family and her community.
By sponsoring a girl through Plan Canada for about $1 a day ($37 per month), you can connect with a child and see her community develop through her eyes. Your gift will help children in your sponsored child’s community to stay in school, have access to health care, receive vocational training and grow into strong, empowered citizens who can change the world.
It’s everything we expect for our own children. Make it a gift for another girl.