The World Thinking Day Fund offers girls and Member Organisations life-changing opportunities to transform their community and their world.
Once you have successfully completed your fundraising activities and collected your money, you have three options to send it to WAGGGS
- Through your national association – Contact them first, many national associations collect donations to send to WAGGGS.
- Directly to WAGGGS – You can donate online or by Cheque, Credit Card or Bank Transfer or Fundraise Online
- Donors from the USA can donate through the World Foundation
Get your World Thinking Day Certificate when you send your donation!
Every individual or group which makes a donation will receive a Thank you letter and World Thinking Day Certificate as our way of showing our gratitude for all of your hard work!
How your donations are changing girls' lives
Every year, World Thinking Day encourages Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to think about the big issues affecting them and their global community, from poverty, gender inequality, environmental sustainability and access to education.
The World Thinking Day Fund is needed now more than ever, as the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed inequalities and highlighted the risks and vulnerabilities that girls and young women face. It has proved vital during this challenging time enabling Member Organisations and girls to continue feeling part of the Movement.
YOUR donations have made a real impact over the last 12 months. We want to share with you some of the achievements that you have helped make happen.
HELPING GIRLS TO LEAD AND BE THE VOICE OF CHANGE
This year’s activity pack allowed girls to stand together with over 8.7 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to take action towards creating a more welcoming and peaceful society. Thanks to donations towards the World Thinking Day Fund, a delegation of WAGGGS Advocacy Champions representing Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting from across the world, took part in the first virtual UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). They gained the essential advocacy experience to raise their voice, connect and influence decision makers, and develop the skills they need to fight for a better tomorrow.
CONNECTING 8.7 MILLION GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD!
Your support towards the World Thinking Day Fund has helped implement a transformative online digital learning platform, ‘Campfire,’ ensuring greater accessibility for girls and young women worldwide. This digital space is where one member can connect with another member from the other side of the world on a specific aspect of Guiding, where another can share a resource, and where we can build educational and training tools for members to take up and use. Campfire is going to strengthen Member Organisations, offering a global learning experience and sharing with no language or technical barriers, in doing so offering the best possible girl experience.
ENABLING GIRLS TO BE THE LEADERS OF TODAY, READY FOR TOMORROW
This year’s activity pack created opportunities for girls to practise the six leadership mindsets of the Girl Guide and Girl Scout Leadership Model. The WAGGGS Leadership Framework enables girls to build a foundation of leadership practice, confidence and life skills through a learning journey that they shape themselves through setting their own goals.
Thanks to your donations, we were able to publish the leadership resource pack, including the Leadership Development Framework to support Member Organisations to apply the leadership model, and evaluate and strengthen their own leadership development work. This will create more space for girls to practise leadership and ensure Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting delivers a relevant experience that helps girls take the lead in their lives
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