Today is International Day of the girl!

This is a picture of Niagara Falls being lit up pink last year on the first International Day of the Girl!

Today is International Day of the Girl which is an event where people around the world come together to recognize the plight of girls in the developing world. Today many landmarks will be lit up pink to raise awareness of the girl issue.

This year the focus of the event is on girls’ education. Girls education is extremely crucial in the developing world because if a girl attends secondary school they are up to six times less likely to be married as children. Most women and girls are forced to stay at their homes and clean and cook all day while the men in their family have the right to get a proper education. Education is extremely vital in terms of the economy of the community. If children receive an education they are much more likely to be hired to get a job, and then they will earn money through that job for their family, and if their family has money, the children will be able to attend school. So basically it all boils down to this, girls need to get an education.

The other day I was doing my math homework and it was very frustrating and hard, but then I thought about all the girls in the third world who would give anything to be able to get an education like I am getting. I am so extremely grateful for being able to get a proper education.

Here is a video about International Day of the Girl:

Boy am I lucky to get a proper education!

Thanks for joining me on my journey to change the world!

-Diviya

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