International Day of the Girl this year was a fantastic celebration in Wellington, New Zealand which highlighted the empowerment of women and girls as a vital cause of our time.
The British High Commissioner, Vicki Treadell, hosted a fundraising lunch at her residence, Homewood, in Wellington to celebrate International Day of the Girl and the work of Daya Trust. It was a unique opportunity to bring together an accomplished group of Wellington women to hear about Daya’s work educating marginalised girls in India.
Guests heard about Daya’s partnership with Sakhi for Girls Education in Mumbai, where its founder Aarti Naik runs an after-school girls centre.
Daya Trust founder, Rochelle Stewart-Allen, said “It was such a special day of celebration for us all. The importance of empowering girls is central to breaking the bonds of poverty, and giving girls the opportunity to become their own changemakers and have the choices they so desire.”
It was an inspiring celebration to such a special day as we celebrated like so many others around the world on the same day. Daya Trust gives warm thanks to those who attended the lunch, and particularly to Vicki Treadell and the British High Commission for supporting Daya’s work and promoting the special cause of empowering girls on International Day of the Girl.
Check out some more shots from our special celebration ….