1000 Girls FAQs
What is #GirlsCan?
Originally introduced by World Vision Australia in 2018 as 1000 Girls campaign, #GirlsCan is a local take on a global campaign that aims to empower girls to reach their potentials and achieve their dreams through child sponsorship.
The campaign started as 1000 Girls in the Philippines in 2019 and was updated to #GirlsCan in 2020 to highlight the aim of the campaign which is to empower the Filipino girls.
Through #GirlsCan, World Vision targets to sponsor 1000 girls by October 11, the International Day of the Girl, and give them the chance to write their own future.
What makes girls so vulnerable?
There are many issues that hinder young girls from living the life that they deserve.
- 2 million girls could drop out of school due to the pandemic. Unprecedented disruption of education systems has had a devastating impact on girls’ education, with many having limited access to distance learning during school closures, and with many at risk of not returning to classrooms once schools reopen.
- The Department of Justice-Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC) reported cases of Online Sexual Exploitation of Children (OSEC) have increased by 264% since the beginning of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). The Philippines is a global hotspot for OSEC. It is a rising social issue in the country with many girls falling victim to this crime with no one to protect them from it.
- Millions of girls are at risk of child marriage due to COVID-19. While child marriage is universally banned, economic stress may force some families to marry off their daughters to ease financial burdens.
Why is the campaign only focused on girls? What about boys?
Our community-based approach means our help is extended to all children in World Vision regardless of their gender. While #GirlsCan campaign puts the highlight on issues that girls face, we make sure that boys’ needs are not ignored.
Because of World Vision’s community-focused solutions, for every child you help through child sponsorship, four more children benefit, too.
Why should I support #GirlsCan?
The #GirlsCan campaign is part of World Vision’s child sponsorship program.
By being part of World Vision’s child sponsorship program, you can help provide Filipino girls life-changing essentials like education, clean water, health and nutrition, and empower them through positive life skills that teach them to share their voices and become positive instruments of change for other girls.
You can break the cycle of poverty by creating a cycle of empowerment.
What is child sponsorship?
Child sponsorship is helping a child in need. When you sponsor a child, you help provide life-changing essentials while you build relationships with the child through letters, photos, and updates. The goal is to help your sponsored child and his family break free from poverty and build a sustainable community.
How much does it cost to sponsor a child?
Child sponsorship with World Vision in the Philippines only costs Php25 a day or Php750 per month. With that amount, you help lift up both your sponsored child and his/her entire community rise above poverty. For every child sponsored, 4 other children in the community also benefit.
Why sponsor a child?
Sponsoring a child is the most personal, effective way to help fight poverty. When you sponsor a child in need, you are building a connection that encourages the child and gives him hope that a brighter future awaits. Your donations are combined with those of other sponsors to lift your sponsored child and other children in the community out of poverty
How can I join the #GirlsCan movement?
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