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The World Thinking Day award is an official award that may be worn on the front of the official Girl Scout uniform sash or vest.
The theme for World Thinking Day 2015 is girls worldwide say "we can create peace through partnerships." This theme is based on the United Nations' Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 8: to develop a global partnership for development. This goal is about all countries, rich and poor, working with one another to support the MDGs—and the MDGs are themselves a global partnership. In order for poorer countries to reach the other seven goals, more-prosperous countries must provide more effective aid, sustainable debt relief, and fair trade rules.
Before getting started, please read our Statement of Trust (PDF).You may want to explain to girls that in different parts of the world, some girls and boys don't get to go to school because schools are far away and families can't get them there. Sometimes children have to work to raise money for their families, and therefore cannot attend school. Girls are more frequently denied an education than boys in some parts of the world. In fact, there are 33 million fewer girls than boys in primary school. That's approximately the number of all school-age girls in the United States.
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To earn the award, girls learn more about this topic by completing one or more activity below.