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Throughout 2013, Girlguiding UK members were challenged to become Girls in Action.
Girlguiding UK joined forces with five UK charities who have
created projects for members to learn about issues that blight the
lives of girls and women in the UK and around the world,
and empower them to advocate, volunteer and raise awareness to
make the world a better place for girls.
Railway Children was one of the chosen charity partners, and
produced a project called 'Making the Invsible Visible', which
explored what makes children in the UK run away from home, the
dangers they face, and why girls are more likely to run away than
boys. It provided the opportunity for Girlguiding UK members to
learn how they can help to keep their friends safe.
As part of the 'Making the Invisible Visible' pack, we ran a
postcard competition and invited units to submit designs drawn by
the girls to help educate other young people. You can see some of
their designs below.
We also created a poster for children and youth
groups, warning them about the dangers of running away.
The winning drawing was by Charlotte Francis, aged 9, from the
258th Birmingham Brownies. Congratulations
A big well done to everyone who took part. Great
(You can view the full gallery on Flickr here.)
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