Each year our student leaders consider holding a ‘gold coin’ charity fundraiser in Term 3 to raise money for people less fortunate than ourselves. This usually coincides with the last day of term with a ‘casual clothes day.’
This year the student leadership group has decided to raise funds for an organisation that supports the education of girls around the world who are denied an education. The ‘Do it in a Dress’ campaign is all about raising funds to educate girls in Africa.
Did you know that in some countries around the world girls don’t go to school just because they are a girl? In fact, over 60 million girls around the world are denied an education. Without an education a girl can be kept in the cycle of poverty, and struggle to earn an income or look after herself and her family.
But a girl’s income increases by at least 10% for every year she stays in school. She’ll get married later and have a smaller, healthier family when she’s ready. Her health, economic status, and future family all benefit.
On the last day of Term 3 we will be supporting the ’Do It In A Dress’ campaign, which means that for a gold coin donation students and staff can come to school wearing a ‘dress or casual clothes.’
The main thing of course is to focus on supporting the education of girls in Africa.
The money raised will go towards providing teachers, equipment like books and pencils, making schools safe for children to attend and providing an education so that girls can look forward to a positive future.
Feel free to tell your friends and family about it and maybe they would like to donate too. You will find our donation page at https://www.doitinadress.com/craigburn-primary-school or visit the Do It In A Dress website for more information.