Plan International once again joins hands with Cosmopolitan to organise the "Run for Girls! 2024" on 13 April at the Hong Kong Science Park to raise funds for our anti-child marriage projects in Bangladesh. With one more runner joining the 10.11km, 3km or 1km run, one more Bangladeshi girl could be rescued from child marriage, and empowered to pursue their dreams! Let’s run for girls on 13 April, and free girls from child marriage!
If you are not available to join the run, you are welcome to support the event through online donations. Your generosity not only can provide scholarships for underprivileged girls in Bangladesh, but also promote gender education and advocacy work, raising awareness among parents and community members about the harm caused by child marriage, allowing girls to continue their education and rewrite their future through knowledge.
Donate HK$350：Provide 1 girl with a four-month scholarship to help her receive education and prevent a girl from becoming a child bride.
Donate HK$700：Provide 2 girls with a four-month scholarship to help them receive education and prevent girls from becoming child brides.
Donate HK$1,200：Provide 1 girl with a six-month scholarship and arrange 4 parenting sessions for 24 parents to learn about the detrimental impacts of child marriage, to help girls continue their education and prevent them from becoming child brides.
Donate HK$3,000：Provide 2 girls with a one-year scholarship and arrange 5 parenting sessions for 30 parents to learn about the detrimental impacts of child marriage, to help girls continue their education and prevent them from becoming child brides.
From now to 30th April, if the participant contribute an extra one-off donation of HK$2,000 or more to GIRLS FUND to support Plan International’s child marriage projects, he/she will be qualified for an exclusive gift set from SABON with a coupon in the realm of personal care. (Over HK$1,000 in value. (Limited to 30 sets, distribution on a first-come-first-served basis).
Though the problem of child marriage has been gradually alleviating with the joint efforts of various parties, it is still a pressing issue in this modern era – more than 640 million married women were victims of child marriage. Tania’s mother and two older sisters who live in Bangladesh were child brides. They burst into tears when they talked about the struggles they experienced.
Tania’s family hope that Tania will not become a child bride like them. Fortunately, Plan International has provided scholarships to girls facing the threat of child marriage like Tania to receive education, helping them to break the intergeneration cycle of child marriage.