Five ways to celebrate Day of the Girl this year

4 October 2021

This International Day of the Girl Child, ActionAid is celebrating girls’ right to education. Find out five ways you can join in this year and help empower girls. 

Students at the San Juan Villa Nueva School excitedly write their messages to their sponsors in the UK during Action Aid's annual message collection.

Nearly two years of the Covid-19 pandemic has caused a crisis of education for children around the world.

But girls in the poorest countries have been hit the hardest. School closures, rise in care responsibilities, child marriage, early pregnancy, and limited access to digital and remote learning have made it difficult for girls to get an education.

This Day of the Girl, we want to let girls learn.

Join us as we raise awareness of the obstacles that girls all over the world face. Here are five ways we can shine a light on the importance of education for girls. 

  • Girls listen to radio to catch up on lessons in Nepal

    Support on social

    Show your support for girls’ education on social media and tell us what #LetGirlsLearn means to you and what you’re doing to support it.

  • Girls in traditional dress laughing and playing games outside a homestead during ActionAid's annual child message collection, in Semanzana.

    Appreciate the girls around you!

    Take the time to check in with the girls and women in your life and help to empower them. You can even host an event or throw a Covid-safe party to recognise and celebrate girls' achievements.

  • Girls hold up their pictures for her sponsor during ActionAid's annual child message collection


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  • Get educated

    Learn more about International Day of the Girl and this year’s theme.

    International Day of the Girl

  • Give the gift of sponsorship today

    For just 65p a day you can ensure girls can continue to stay in school. When you sponsor a girl you can help us ensure girls continue their education through ActionAid's catch-up classes and other projects that support girls into and keep girls from dropping out of school.

    Sponsor a girl


Top banner: Sponsored girls at a local school in Petén, Guatemala pose for a photo during the annual message collection for their sponsors. Karin Schermbrucker