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Senior Sydney shares Girl Scout experiences for International Day of the Girl

October 09, 2018
By Keystone Communications Team

Before the world recognized International Day of the Girl on Oct. 11, senior Sydney made an appearance on KENS5 television to talk about her work with the Girl Scouts.

She's a Girl Scout Gold Award winner, and she recounted her Gold Award project of traveling to India to visit an orphanage and bring girls sanitary pads, and explain how their bodies change. The reason why Sydney's work is so important is that many girls there can't afford pads and so when they are having their monthly period, they can't go to school. So it's an issue of access to education, too.

Here's a link to the segment: 

Founded by the United Nations, International Day of the Girl Child takes place Oct. 11 and aims to “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.”

Sydney and her mother, Diane Carl, spoke more about their experiences in a Facebook Live video: