SHARE YOUR VOICE WITH THE WORLD AT THE CLICK OF A BUTTON!
WAGGGS has an exciting new partnership with UNICEF to deliver U-Report to Girl Guides and Girl Scouts!
What is U-Report?
U-Report is a social messaging tool designed by UNICEF’s Global Innovation Centre that gives young people the chance to voice opinions and share solutions about the issues that affect them with each other and key decision makers!
It is a way to make a difference to the world by having your voice counted along with millions of other young change makers, all at the click of a button!
With U-Report every single Girl Guide and Girl Scout can take part on a conversation designed to capture your experiences and share them with the world!
Check out the new U-Report webpage to learn all about it!
The way it works is simple!
How to join in U-Report
Girl Guides and Girl Scouts can register as U-Reporters by:
· downloading the U-Report app
· sending the word ‘JOIN’ to Facebook Messenger www.messenger.com/t/ureportglobal
· by Direct Message @UReportGlobal on Twitter.
They are then invited to answer polls on topics ranging from self-esteem and violence to their views on what needs to be done to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.
One poll will be sent per month by WAGGGS, one by WOSM and two by UNICEF. WAGGGS will collect the data to learn more about the priorities and solutions put forward by Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
WAGGGS will use this data to improve their global programmes and ensure these are Relevant, Exciting, Accessible and Learner-Led. WAGGGS will also work to identify advocacy opportunities to share this information with world leaders to better represent the voices of the world’s girls and build the world Girl Guides and Girl Scouts want to see!
Help WAGGGS take the voices of 10 million girls to the world’s young change makers, national and world leaders!
Find out more information on U-Report at WAGGGS HERE https://www.wagggs.org/en/what-we-do/u-report/
World Thinking Day
World Thinking Day is a day of friendship, advocacy and fundraising for 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world.
Girl Guides and Girl Scouts have been celebrating World Thinking Day since 1926 and it has been an important fundraising day since 1932.
On 22 February each year, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world celebrate World Thinking Day by:
• Doing fun and educational activities based around an advocacy theme for the year
• Fundraising for the World Thinking Day Fund
• Earning the World Thinking Day badge
To support Guiding communities across the world celebrate Thinking Day, WAGGGS provide education resources and support materials which can be found on their website here.
In 2017 the theme and activity pack is designed to fit with the WAGGGS strategy Connect – Grow – Impact.
The activity pack including how to earn your Thinking Day badge and information about the Thinking Day Fund is available now and can be found here.
In Australia, units across our country take this resource and use it to understand the meaning of the key themes, what it means to them and how they can take action and advocate for the issue in their local community.
Girl Guides Australia is keen to hear the stories and news on what activities our Girl Guides and units will be doing on the day – and lead up to this great Guiding day. Share your stories on our Facebook page and via our twitter @girlguidesaust
8 Nov 2016