ONE Campus campaign recap: Standing up for girls’ education
Since September, ONE Campus members have been hard at work making sure their friends, classmates, and most definitely their members of Congress know #GirlsCount. From tabling, map games, movie screenings, and pizza to speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, ONE Campus chapters have been relentless in the fight for girls’ education. During the last week of the campaign, on October 11, ONE celebrated International Day of the Girl with a call to action for the 130 million girls without an education. As a result, here’s a snapshot of this campaign’s accomplishments:
- Campus chapters wrote 821 letters to Congress.
- Held 9 Day of the Girl events.
- 2 in person letter deliveries to members of Congress’ offices.
- 7 new chapters!!!
As ONE Campus’ favorite education activist Malala Yousafza has said, “One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher, can change the world.” ONE Campus chapters are out there proving to the world that your voice matters. Thank you for all that you do — your hard work, passion and perseverance truly makes a difference in the fight against extreme poverty.
Here are a few standout moments from this campaign:
The semester started off strong with ONE Campus chapters recruiting new members on campus to join ONE’s 8 million+ members.
A special shout out goes out to one of the newest chapters – ONE at Fairmont State for starting up in late August and taking the campus by storm. Little by little, Campus Leader Kayla and her team are doing their part to raise awareness and take action. A great example of how it’s getting done.
Meetings, tabling, and repeat
ONE Campus members held meetings and tabled to spread the word – 130 million girls are out of school and YOU can do something about it. By tabling around their campuses, members were able to advocate on behalf of the girls who are denied an access to education, educate their peers on what they can do to make a difference, and generate handwritten letters to gain the attention of their members of Congress.
United Nations General Assembly
ONE at Wagner Campus Leader Deyja spoke at the United Nations General Assembly on behalf of the 130 million girls out of school. She absolutely crushed it and we still can’t believe how awesome she was. #GoDeyja
This morning @one_at_wagner Leader Deyja was part of a youth delegation for an #UNGA event in New York City. The event was about the importance of financing education to eradicate poverty. Thank you Deyja for representing @onecampaign, #ONECampus Leaders around the country and student activists. 💪 📷: Joel Sheakoski/UNESCO . #ONECampus #YouthLed #WagnerCollege #endPoverty #GirlsCount #PovertyIsSexist
World Teacher’s Day (Oct. 5)
In honor of a campaign focused on education, ONE at the University of Texas at El Paso visited a local classroom to teach a class on the situation girls around the world are facing. Later in the day the class wrote thank-you letters to their teachers for the work they do every day. (Anyone have a tissue?)
The ONE Campus team would like to thank all the teachers, especially the faculty advisors who empower ONE members to take action. Thank you!
International Day of the Girl (Oct. 11)
International Day of the Girl was October 11 and ONE Campus chapters didn’t hold back. Across the US, ONE members tabled, played an interactive map game that highlights 9 of the toughest places in the world for a girl to get an education, hosted documentary screenings focused on empowering women, and most importantly, made sure to get the attention of their members of Congress — letters were signed far and wide! International Day of the Girl didn’t stop there, though: Youth Ambassadors in Europe and ONE Champions in Nigeria campaigned to their own leaders demanding actions be taken for the 130 million girls denied an access to education.