One way Girl Child Network supports our sponsored girls is by empowering their own communities to support them. Many of our sponsored girls were previously child brides, and when they leave their marriages to go back to school, some members of their communities don’t approve. However, we notice that as community members watch these girls grow into educated, passionate, world-changing young women, they see the value of education! Every year, we throw a Christmas party to help reconnect girls and their communities. It’s always a beautiful time of sharing hopes, dreams, and chapati, and this year was no exception! May our Christmas story light up your March!
By the time we arrived, village leaders had already gathered everyone at the local school, and were chatting with each other outside.
After greeting everyone, we helped grab chairs and carry them outside, under a tree.
Our project coordinator Peris welcomed everyone to the event and made sure things were off to an energetic start by getting people singing!