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I am embarking on a Trek to Nepal to raise money for Plan International Ireland’s “Because I Am a Girl” campaign. With your help we can help empower girls to learn, lead, decide and thrive.
During the 10 day trip, we will journey through remote mountain villages and be fully immersed in local culture. We will trek through the village of Ghandruk, home to the Gurung people, and make our way through Rhododendron and Oak Forests and the village of Deurali. I am especially looking forward to visiting the construction sites of school dwellings that have had to be rebuilt after the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May 2015. Plan International, Lisya, and myself are committed to driving the global movement ‘Because I am a Girl’ that transforms power relations so girls everywhere can learn, lead, decide and thrive. Every girl has the right to an education, but over 60 million girls are missing from primary and secondary school education around the world today.
Plan International was founded almost 80 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children and promote equality for girls. Today, Plan International is a global organisation that works in 51 low-income countries to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. The organisation’s programmes cover 8 key impact areas: education; water and sanitation; sexual and reproductive health; child participation; early childhood care and development; child protection; economic security and disaster risk management.
Because I am a Girl is Plan International’s global initiative to transform power relations so that girls everywhere learn, lead, decide and thrive. The focus of the campaign is on girls, because a girl in the developing world faces overwhelming odds from the day she’s born. To do this, Plan identify the key barriers to girls’ empowerment – child marriage, forced labour, sexual violence, early pregnancy and more – and they break them.
How can you help?
All your contributions will be matched by my employer, so take advantage of this opportunity and double your support for Plan International by making a donation on this page! Note that your contributions will go directly to supporting Plan’s work, and will not subsidize the cost of my trip. Anything you can contribute to this cause and organisation is much appreciated.