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WAGGGS Celebrates 100 Years of Changing Lives around the World

April 10, 2010, marked the first Centenary Celebration Day for the World Association of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting (WAGGGS). On that day, millions of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world began a three-year celebration to commemorate the organization's 100th anniversary and its focus on changing lives. Click here to read about the many global projects taking place: World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts - Centenary news

The Movement has changed an estimated 250 million lives so far through community action, advocacy, and leadership development. "This is just the tip of the iceberg, and it is our vision to plant opportunities for millions more girls and young women to grow as responsible citizens through Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting,” says World Board Chairman Margaret Treloar, To hear Ms. Treloar's full message, click here: World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts - Centenary message from Chairman 2010

New initiatives have been launched to help achieve this vision, including the WAGGGS Global Girls Fund which is dedicated to empowering all girls and young women to reach their full potential and to take action to change the world for the better.  The highlight of the three-year global centenary celebrations is the Young Women's World Forums, a series of events which take place each year for girls and young women. By the end of the three events, up to 750 young women from around the world will have had the opportunity to create a shared vision for a better world based on achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. They will be empowered to make a difference in their own lives, across their communities, and throughout the world.

To find out more about WAGGGS, please visit http://www.wagggsworld.org/

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