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International Day of the Girl Child

By The CoolAge Reporter
From Buzz@Bangalore, Bangalore
Posted Oct 9th 2013 9:21AM

It is said that an educated girl educates two households – the one which gives birth to her and the one she eventually marries into. Educating the girl child is thus the most effective way to put an end to all the education woes of the world.

11th October is celebrated as the International Day of the Girl Child by the United Nations to recognize the importance of girls' rights and education across the globe.

Keeping in mind the importance of education of a girl child, Plan's 'Because I am a Girl' campaign will support four million girls to get the education, skills and support they need to move themselves from poverty to opportunity.

This week AOL celebrates girls' education with five days of featured stories from powerful females across a number of the AOL brands.

10/7 – AOL Travel, 'Letters to our Younger Selves'
10/8 – DailyFinance, 'Finding Financial Independence'
10/9 – Engadget, 'Growing up Geek'
10/10 – TechCrunch, '9-Year-Old Disrupts the Tech World'
10/11 – HuffPost Tech, 'Leigh Alexander On the Biggest Problem With Video Games Today'

Additional supporting content from – Autoblog, AOL Autos, AOL Real Estate, AOL Jobs, Cambio
Each story encourages you to discover relevant content across our brands and to Raise Your Hand for girls' education. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this a success.
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