World Vision Empowers Girls to Dream

In the context of girls’ empowerment and in the lead up to International Day of the Girl on Friday 11th October, World Vision is leading a movement to sponsor 1000s of girls around the world.

Last August 16 of this year, World Vision in the Philippines launched “1000 Girls”, a global movement that aims to sponsor 1000 girls by the International Day of the Girl on October 11. Celebrities and advocates like Bianca Umali, Joyce Pring, Tippy dos Santos, Nikki Gil, Christine Bersola-Babao, Victor Consunji and Enrico Menichetti, former sponsored child Adora Mendoza along with different companies like UL Skin Sciences, Tupperware Brands Philippines, and Elev8 Media, Inc. heed the call, emphasizing the importance of empowering girls to reach their dream.

“In barely two months, we’re encouraged to see more than 3,700 girls sponsored globally. In the Philippines, at least 370 children now have sponsors, thanks to the generous people who share the same goal of seeing girls break free from poverty,” shared Cherry Valencia, World Vision’s Manager for Donor Acquisition.

Rommel V. Fuerte, World Vision’s executive director said, “This good news is something to celebrate as we mark the International Day of the Girl. We thank you for being one with children, for being with every girl child in the country. World Vision will continue to work alongside them, their families and their communities to ensure that they achieve fullness of life—educated, healthy, and safe.”

Actress Bianca Umali, a World Vision Ambassador who is one of those at the forefront of the campaign also reiterated the same message. “Each girl deserves to be in school, help herself overcome poverty, reach her full potential, and eventually, be a valuable member of the community where she could help uplift it as well.