As you know, Mont Royal Watches actively supports gender equality and we are now a sponsor of Plan International’s Because I’m a Girl project. With the mission of providing help and support to girls in developing countries; the Because I’m a Girl project exists thanks to the generosity of many and as you know, even small contributions can help to create a significant change in the world.
If you are the proud owner of one of our beautiful Mont Royal Watches, then you are also a part of our Time For Change Initiative, which means that you are in this journey with us. Together, we are helping to make a difference and your participation is greatly appreciated.
I would like to share a few facts provided by Plan International on the plight of the girl:
- Globally, more than 62 million girls do not attend primary or secondary school
- Girls are 2x as likely to be malnourished than boys
- Every year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18
While these statistics can be very troublesome, there is hope in investing in girls to make sure they are educated, healthy, protected, and empowered. It is known that when women and girls do well, their families and communities benefit and are uplifted.
Thanks to contributions such as ours, the Because I am a Girl project has reached more than 6 million people in developing countries across the world by helping with the construction of health facilities, helping to train teachers and address gender discrimination, train health care workers on important topics related to reproductive, maternal & child health care. The project has also aided in the enrollment of over 18,000 girls in school and also works with families for financial literacy programs to help with livelihood opportunities. Gender-based violence and child marriage are also at the center of the discussion and over 410,000 people have been reached on the topic.
Every child has the right to flourish, and girls’ rights – are human rights. That is why we have decided to focus our efforts on gender equality and do our part to help build a better future for children, families, and communities – locally, and around the world.
My partners and I would like to extend our thank yous to Plan International for the amazing work they are doing to help build a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls, and for the warm welcome to their sponsorship program. We look forward to learning more about the important work being done and seeing how we can further support their initiatives.
Do you have any questions about our Time for Change Initiative or our sponsorship towards the Because I am a Girl Project? Please let us know! …