GSAP Regional Campaign October26-November15

Good Shepherd Asia Pacific IDG 2020 Campaign

A GSAP regional campaign ran from the International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October until Human Rights Day on 10 December 2020.  This Campaign offered us a way of being in solidarity as Good Shepherd and connected with one another.  Learn more about the creative and consciousness-raising activities which took place.

 

Overview of the Campaign

Click here for comprehensive overview of the Good Shepherd Asia Pacific Campaign:

More - https://www.goodshepherd-asiapacific.org.au/project/437

 

Activities from October26-November15

Pakistan

It was the first time that the Sisters in Pakistan celebrated the International Day of the Girl Child in Good Shepherd schools, institutions and kindergarten. Teachers, students, mission partners and parents gave their full support to make this event successful.  Events included:  Motivational speech for teachers, parents, girls.  Drawing and Art competition.  Skit and Dance.  Games competition. Inspirational video clip. Debates.  Sharing views, opinions about the Girl Child.

More photos - GSAP Regional Campaign Pakistan

 

Myanmar

In Myanmar the voices of girls were gathered and composed into Theme Songs and short video clips. Expressive arts and successful stories from girls were collected and posted daily. Generation Z and Gen Alpha were very active, and Good Shepherd Sisters participated in “Sisters’ Voices for the girls.” Sisters were videotaped, delivering words of encouragement and blessings to girls.  Online protection info graphics were translated and posted so that children and parents would be well informed about the most challenging issue of this time. 

More information and photos - GSAP Regional Campaign Myanmar

 

South West India, Ballari

The three Good Shepherd schools at Ballari, using the theme – “Girls are the World’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future”, presented a comprehensive and integrated programme to mark International Day of the Girl Child, Children’s Day and Orange Day to raise awareness of the issues of gender discrimination.  (See photo above.)

Click below to view the powerful videos and photos of the celebrations.

Full story and Photos - GSAP Regional Campaign, Ballari, SW India

Video 1 - https://youtu.be/X88ei8L0-Rc

Video 2- https://youtu.be/GW07uHMHXPw

  

South West India, Mysore

Good Shepherd Mysore virtually from 1st to 10th October motivated the girls to raise their voices for an equal future through their various programs.  Events are shown in the video - see link below.  While there are girls reaching out for the stars and opening doors and opportunities, there are still a lot of those who need keys to be opened.  Young girls need to be a key part of the solutions to help break the chain of problems and empower themselves and never be victims of injustice.  Girls can be powerful agents of change, and nothing should keep them from participating fully in all areas of life.

Click below to view the powerful video.

Video - https://youtu.be/19Qs76msCa0

 

Nepal

A week-long campaign was successfully organized in Nepal from 8 to 14 November, 2020.  Various activities were conducted through an online platform to promote the rights of the girl child including Posting of Placards with relevant messages on girl child through organization's and staff social media profiles, Quiz competition, storytelling, online safety awareness sessions, Recitation of Poem on issues relating to girls,  Broadcast of Jingle or PSA in radio, Interview on television, painting and drawing competition.

More information and photos - GSAP Regional Campaign Nepal

 

Overview of the Campaign

Click here for comprehensive overview of the Good Shepherd Asia Pacific Campaign:

More - https://www.goodshepherd-asiapacific.org.au/project/437

 

International Day of the Girl Child (IDG)

The International Day of the Girl Child (IDG) is celebrated annually on October 11 to promote girls' empowerment and fulfilment of their human rights while also highlighting the challenges that girls all over the world face.  See https://www.un.org/en/observances/girl-child-day