October 11 is International Day of the Girl!
When I was young, no one ever told me how great I can be. Nobody affirmed me of my gifts and strengths as a woman. Today, International Day of the Girl (IDG) helps reassure hundreds (even thousands) of girls—letting them know their dreams are valid… those dreams are important to me.
For many of these girls, this day signifies the only chance they get to celebrate and appreciate the value of being a girl.
Every year, we host our annual International Day of the Girl Conference in Nairobi—inviting over 300 high schools girls in Kibera, the largest slum in Eastern Africa. This year, due to political unrest in our communities, we have had to cancel our annual gathering. Instead, we are converting our community center into a safe house during the re-elections for Freely in Hope scholars living in unsafe areas prone to election violence.
Though we’re not hosting a conference this year, we still want to get our message out to all the girls around the world!
We want to tell every single girl out there this: you are special, strong, and you have the capacity to do anything that you want to do. Believe in yourself and let go of the fear. What God has in store for you is so great that it will change the world!
All you need to do is dream!
Are the dreams of girls important to you too?
Together, let’s see the dreams of girls around the world become a reality! Girls DO change worlds.
Send this message to a girl that you love!
Lydia, Outreach Fellow