'Raise your hand!'
Marlin and Guide Jasmine Leslie is raising awareness for 'PLAN UK' helping girls around the world to get an
education and have more choice over their future.
When a group of people come together to campaign and call on people in power for change, it can have an incredible life changing impact!
Millions of girls have few choices in their lives. The choice to get an education, play, make friends, visit different places, pursue a career and have a family when and if they choose – just because they are a girl. Not only is this unjust, it’s also a huge waste of potential. With education and the right support, girls can choose their own future and be a force for change. Girls hold the power to transform their lives and the world around them. Educated girls are more likely to be healthier, earn more and to marry and have children later. An educated girl is more likely to reinvest her knowledge and income into her community and country.
When you campaign, you want to make the people in charge agree with the changes you think need to happen. Right now, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is leading decisions on the development priorities for the next generation. We are doing a photo competition to raise awareness of the issue and we will be collecting signatures for a 'Raise Your Hand' petition to send to Ban Ki-moon to persuade him to put girls education as a top priority.
This is really important to me and my friends at Guides because we have been learning about this subject and we want to be a part of the team to make sure girls get a better education. I wanted to take a photo for the ‘most interesting place’ category and Andy helped take this photo of the Marlins in the pool. I think it’s great so I hope it wins…
Please consider signing the online petition here