August: Because I am a Girl Newsletter

Letter from the Editor

As summer comes to a close, we'd like to thank you for your support this season.

Can you believe that back to school time is already upon us? As we think about the excitement of our children and friends returning to school, we think of those whose lives cannot yet return to normalcy - whose routines are interrupted by the violence and unrest in Egypt and South Sudan.

Children, especially girls, are often the most impacted by disasters like these. Donate today and help prepare for disasters before they arise. Your support can make a critical difference in times of great need.

Many thanks to everyone who participated in our recent survey. Your feedback is very important to us! Stay tuned for next month’s newsletter, where we’ll report all the results and debut a new look!


Keep Girls Healthy

True or False: Malnutrition is a contributing factor to the death of 25% of the world's children. False: Malnutrition contributes to over 50% of these deaths.

Thankfully, because of you, young mothers are getting educated about the importance of proper nutrition. Your donations make a difference!

Learn more about the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Project and how your contributions are helping children survive past their 5th birthdays.


Freida Wins Award

Congrats to our very own Because I am a Girl Ambassador, Freida Pinto, for winning the Condé Nast Traveler magazine 2013 Visionaries Award.

Freida recently returned from a trip to Ethiopia with Plan. She continues to advocate for the education of girls around the world.

"An educated girl will not only dream but also realize her dreams of becoming whoever she wants to be," says Freida. Read more and watch exclusive footage from her trip.


Celebrating Youth

International Youth Day was a great success in recognizing the work young people do to address girls' rights!

Youth come together every day to create innovative solutions to the problems girls face in developing countries. Read what some youth said about their participation with Plan.

Let your voice be heard, too! Get involved or simply join Because I am a Girl in raising awareness about girls' issues around the world.


Girl News

A Start to a Healthy Life

Meet Wenti, a young mother who learns about proper nutrition for her children after joining a Mother Support Group in Indonesia.

A Summer With Plan

16-year-old Brenna spent her summer vacation as a youth delegate and a YUGA Summit participant. Find out about her life-changing experiences.


Interested in Events?

 The annual Because I am a Girl benefit dinner October 10th in NYC and you're invited! Learn more about the event and buy your tickets today!


Upcoming Dates

September 5:
International Day of Charity

September 8:
International Literacy Day