Almost every week, I interview someone who has decided to join the Because I am a Girl movement. I love how each of them finds their own way to make a difference in THE GIRL ISSUE – they’re definitely role models in my book! Here are just 10 of my favourites:
- Every year Sara and her daughter, 10-year-old Maddy host a fundraising run for girls – so far they’ve raised over $50,000!
- Kama is a Canadian teacher who travelled with Because I am a Girl and smartwater to Rwanda to help build a school residence.
- Sylvie sponsors 10 girls through Plan’s child sponsorship program.
- Miranda started a Because I am a Girl club at her school – check out our Q&A with her to learn her tips!
- Minister for the Status of Women Canada, MP Rona Ambrose has made the GIRL ISSUE a priority, helping the Day of the Girl to become official.
- MuchMusic VJ Sarah Taylor visited Ethiopia to learn and raise awareness about drought and hunger.
- Felix, a student in Toronto, volunteered at the Plan4Change summit, helped organize a roundtable on the Because I am a Girl report and hosted a Pink LemonAID stand!
- Sydney is a member of the Because I am a Girl Speaker’s Bureau and she also organized a Slumber-Raiser in support of girls at her school – she shares how she did it in her Q&A!
- Lizo hits the streets for Because I am a Girl as a canvasser. Have you ever spotted him on a Toronto street corner?
- Christina is the host of The Girl News from Because I am a Girl – it comes out each month!
Who is your biggest role model and why? Tell us in the comments!
(photo credit: cityyear)