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You Rose to Our Challenge

As we wound down our successful Girls Transform the World digital action campaign, we reached out to you for one final opportunity to have your voice heard on the issue of girls’ access to education. We challenged you to help us turn two photos into compelling messages to inspire girls to overcome the obstacles in their way. We were taken aback with the overwhelming response! Thank you for helping us end on a note of collective hope and joyful celebration for the girls who will lead our future.

We received over 225 submissions throughout our Inspire to Aspire Challenge, which made the daunting task of selecting winners even more arduous!

Here is a sampling of the spirited roar that swept through our Facebook page:

"Open the doors, open the windows, regardless I will burst in. It's my future, my education, the future of the world. I will do this." -Sophie Ngugi

"Education, Opportunity, Respect and Love- Grant these to me and I can change the world!" -Sangita Thapa

"Ask questions. Demand answers. Education is our right, we shall not stop till we get it!"-Mukut Ray Tyagi

"When we give girls a chance, we give our world a chance."-Kim Carpenter

"Raise your hands girls and women of the world! Be heard, be seen, be bold, be the change!" -Nirvashnee Seetal

"My spirit of learning started from the day I was born. The obstacles by opponents can't stop my desire. So let's join our hands for the joy and spirit of learning." -Raeesa Javed

"Girls have the answers, are we listening?"-Scott Beck

"I know the answer! Love, peace, freedom and equality will change the world."- Teresa

"Give girls education, for a girl is a catalyst of change."- Rabia

"I will lead my sisters until we are all equal in education, life expectancy, and the ability to make our own decisions. I am the future and I bring others along with me." -Sharon Furner

"I am my own hero. Let me transform the world with my aspirations"-Vishali S Thakur

"Educate a girl child and you enlighten a whole village."-Catherine Sakala

"There is a treasure within me that must come out. Don’t let me go to the grave with my treasure trapped inside, give me education to be empowered" -Mojisola Florence Akinsanya

Your messages expressed powerful sentiments, ranging from the humorous to the emotional and the inspirational. Congratulations to challenge winners Phionah Musumba from Kenya and Lina Sagaral Reyes from the Philippines. And deep thanks to all who participated. Look at what we created together! Share the images to the right to help the messages reach far across the globe, inspiring girls everywhere to aspire to the education of their dreams!

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