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Girl Guides World Thinking Day Message 22 Feb 2012 (2)

Girl Guides World Thinking Day Message 22 Feb 2012 (2)

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EDUN N11-11-020 Vol 1
16 February 2012
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION NOTIFICATION(General Information)
GIRL GUIDES WORLD THINKING DAY 2012 MESSAGEGirl Guides Singapore will celebrate World Thinking Day 2012 onWednesday, 22 February 2012. All Girl Guides and Brownies in schools will weatheir Guide/Brownies uniform to school on that day. The message from Mrs Joy Balakrishnan, President of Girl Guides Singapore isattached. For schools with Girl Guides and Brownie units, the message is to be readout at school assemblies on Wednesday, 22 February 2012. This message isembargoed until after delivery on that day. The message can also be found on theMOE Intranet.Originator:Student Development Curriculum DivisionDistribution:All Primary and Secondary SchoolsEmbargoed for Publicationtill after 22 February 2012For clarification, please contact:Ms Poon Mei XianCCE Officer, Uniformed GroupsCharacter & Citizenship Education BranchTel: 64609890
 
GIRL GUIDES WORLD THINKING DAY 201222 FEBRUARY 2012 MESSAGE FROM MRS JOY BALAKRISHNANPRESIDENTGIRL GUIDES SINGAPORE
Dear Brownies, Guides, Young Adults and Guiders
1
Each year on the 22
nd
of February, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over theworld commemorate World Thinking Day and celebrate the friendships wehave forged through Guiding. On this special day, we are reminded of our core mission to change lives and build a better world for all women.
2
Our theme for World Thinking Day 2012 is “We Can Save Our Planet”. True toour mission, we are concerned with the global issue of our time: theincreasing pace of climate change. Many people around the world arealready being affected by climate change. Numerous individuals,especially in the less developed countries, are going hungry due to thisand other reasons. We believe girls and young women in Guiding can playan active role to care and advocate (
meaning ‘speak up in support of”)
for the environment.
3
You may ask: How can I save our planet? Although climate change is a globalproblem, many of its causes are due to individual lifestyles choices. Dailychoices we make will have different impact on our environment. We canstart by learning how our daily activities contribute to climate change. Withgreater awareness, we can then take positive actions to be moreenvironment-friendly.4. One of our Guiders, Azriana, has created a Facebook page titled ‘WorldThinking Day 2012 Green Pledge
. I encourage you to make a green pledge on thisFacebook page. Use it to share your personal commitment and affirm the positive

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