International Day of the Girl

On October 11,  the World celebrated the International Day of the Girl. As a community filled with strong, independent girls, it was essential that the Bethany community promote and encourage this day. 

The 2021 Year 12 leaders were lucky enough to have led this initiative, whereby we acknowledged that there are many girls who cannot access an equal education or any form of education, and made it our job to highlight how privileged we are living in a first-world country. 

The main aims of the day were to promote girl’s empowerment and fulfilment of their human rights while also highlighting the challenges that girls all over the world face. This year’s theme was based around “My voice, our equal future” and with the help of Ms Matthews, we created a ‘Bethany’s Brighter Future Wall’. The SRC promoted and encouraged Bethany students to add to this wall, expressing what they thought a brighter future meant to them. This could be extended to how they could use their voice to achieve this future or how a world filled with powerful female figures would be like. We hoped this activity allowed the Bethany girls to imagine what they could achieve during their lifetime and how they can change the future. 

With this, it is important to remember that we are independent girls, that can achieve anything and when “She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard she sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.” (Proverbs 31:16-17) 

 

Jennessa Fong

Year 11 Social Justice Prefect