10 Million Girls are at Risk of Never Returning to School #100DaysofAction

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Thank You!

Dear Signers,

Together we embarked on a 100 day's journey to campaign for children's education on 1st June 2021 on International Day of Children with #AllyUpForHer, to galvanize support, action and commitment to ensure all children, especially 10 million girls, continue to learn and are brought back to school. The campaign started by highlighting the impact of the pandemic on children who have missed out on 18 months of learning and soon became a movement to secure the futures of our children and #BuildForwardBetter. 

We didn't do this alone; we convened various partners and supporters for this meaningful conversation. From CSO, public figures, political leaders, youth groups, corporates and media personalities, we truly made this a movement of millions with unparalleled support for children's education. We thank you and your team for enabling us and our efforts to ensure learning continuity for all children, especially girls.

Together we achieved 

Our petition on Change.org, inspired by Nisha, with the seven key asks got support from over 67,000 Indians.

• Endorsement from over 10 CSOs for our petition with Change.org .

• Support from over 40 influencers and key opinion leaders

• Together with our allies, we ran and promoted digital challenges like o #PauseAndThink, which reached 56 lakh people who paused to reflect on learning continuity for children.

 • #MySchoolMemoryChallenge which encouraged 48 lakh people to share their memories from school to highlight the importance of learning for the overall growth of children

The 100 Days of action culminated on 8th September on International Literacy Day, when the seven advocacy asks were successfully shared with policymakers across our hubs to reiterate our commitment towards becoming the bridge between children and their education. 

Delegation of children met with duty bearers and political leaders from block-level to the state departments.

• A delegation of children met 8 Municipal Ward Councilors and 3 MLAs in the North District of Delhi and duty bearers of the Education Department in Agra to submit their seven-point demands. 

• The children's delegation met MLA Hirendra Ninama from Ghatol constituency of Banswara and submitted the petition with the demands. They also submitted the charter to AWC, Dept of Women and Child Welfare in Karnataka and also to the HM Tiruvallur, Tamil Nadu 

• Children in Odisha met Ms Sandhyaati Pradhan, Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights Chairperson, to submit the petition. They also met Mr Anil Pradhan, State RtE Forum Convener, to share their concerns and their demands on the same day. 

• In Jharkhand, the petition was submitted to Minister DWCD- Smt Joba Majhi. 

#AllyUpForHer brought together artists ambassadors, influencers and child champions during live sessions online to make children's voices heard. Voices of children from India and around the world resonate loud and clear – Our Education, Our Rights, Your Responsibility! Save the Children would like to thank you for your constant support throughout the campaign on behalf of the children. We intend to build a more significant movement and a stronger association to collectively work towards a better future for our children, especially girls. Our children continue to be out of school and we must continue to build the urgency around children's learning and to #BuildForwardBetter.

We promise you that we will continue our collective efforts to secure commitments on learning continuity for children, especially girls.

Warm Regards,
Save the Children 

Save the Children
1 month ago