Because I am a Girl

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The 5th “Because I Am a Girl– Donate a Pencil” Campaign Held with Success

The 5th “Because I Am a Girl– Donate a Pencil” campaign was successfully held from 10 Oct – 22 Oct at 4 venues, Plaza Hollywood, Diamond Hill, Lee Theatre, Causeway Bay, Telford Plaza 1, Kowloon Bay and Mega Mall Zone D, Tai Po. Thanks to the public’s generous support, 31,544 pencils were collected and HK$ 440,000 was raised. The pencils will be sent to children in Vietnam and Hong Kong via Silver Stationery Shop, and the funds will be used to support our girls’ work in Vietnam.

Interview Held for “Because I am a Girl – Be a Change-maker 2018” 7-day Indonesia Exposure Trip

With the great support from schools and students, we received many applications and launched the selection process right after the application deadline. As space is limited for the 7-day Indonesia Exposure Trip, group interviews were organized on 7 Oct 2017 (Sat) and 12 Oct 2017 (Tue).

The 5th “Because I Am a Girl – Donate a Pencil” Campaign Will Be Held in October

In order to support girls’ education, Plan International Hong Kong will organize the 5th “Because I am a Girl – Donate a Pencil” campaign.

Nearly 60 Students Speak About Girls’ Rights in the 3rd “Plan International Hong Kong Youth Conference”

In cooperation with the Department of Asian and International Studies of City University of Hong Kong, Plan International Hong Kong has organized “Plan International Hong Kong Youth Conference” since 2015. The conference provides a chance for students to study and discuss girls’ issues, so as to encourage them to speak about girls’ rights and nurture a sense of global citizenship. Such initiatives will contribute to the efforts in freeing more girls from violence and helping them get the education, skills and support they need, ultimately creating powerful forces for change in their communities.

Because I am a Girl ─ Be a Change-maker 2018 Opens for Application

Plan International is one of the world’s leading development organisations specifically focusing on children, We strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We cordially invite your students to join ‘Because I am a Girl ─ Be a Change-maker 2018’. Throughout an interactive process of ‘Learn, Lead, Decide and Thrive’ from October 2017 to May 2018, participants will take the first step towards becoming global citizens.

Plan International Hong Kong Youth Conference 2017 – JUSTICE: Because I am a Girl

Plan International Hong Kong has organized ‘Plan International Hong Kong Youth Conference’ since 2015 with the Department of Asian and International Studies of City University of Hong Kong for local young people to meet, reflect and exchange ideas on international issues, especially girls’ situations in low income countries.

1,000 Female Participated in “Run For Girls”

Millions of girls worldwide, with the majority of them living in developing countries, are often exposed to risks like child marriage, early pregnancy and sexual violence. Each year, around 17.4 million girls are forced into early marriage, which equals to 1 in every 2 seconds. To fight for and promote girls’ rights and justice, Plan International Hong Kong and women’s magazine Cosmopolitan co-organised the first “Run For Girls” charity run on 9th April 2017. Nearly 1,000 female enrolled in 10.11Km or 3Km run.

‘Because I am a Girl – Exposure Trip 2017’ held with success

In order to understand the dire situation of girls in low income countries, 12 Hong Kong youth participated in the 8-day “Because I am a Girl- Exposure Trip 2017” in the Philippines organised by Plan International Hong Kong, sponsored by the Home Affairs Bureau and the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education. The participants were provided an opportunity to engage in Plan International’s Real Assets for Improved Skills and Education (RAISE) project in Northern Samar. They also exchanged views on girls’ issues with local youth and filmed the discussions.

Run For Girls’ Rights

'Run For Girls’ had been successfully held on 9th April 2017. We would like to express our most sincere gratitude to you for joining the run and supporting girls' rights!

The 4th “Because I am a Girl– Donate a Pencil Campaign” held with success

The 4th “Because I am a Girl– Donate a Pencil Campaign” was successfully held from 6 to 10, October 2016 at 4 pencil collection points – Telford Plaza (Kowloon Bay), PopCorn (Tseung Kwan O), Maritime Square (Tsing Yi) and Paradise Mall (Heng Fa Chuen). Thanks to the public’s generous support. 32,913 pencils were collected and over HK$ 400,000 was raised.