Earth Day Submissions
In honor of Earth Day, Girl Rising’s Student Ambassadors from across the world channeled the power of art to bring the world’s attention to the importance of prioritizing the earth.
Joy Kalu, Nigeria
Student Ambassador Joy Kalu from Nigeria depicts how everyone must care about our planet to heal it. From using energy generated from solar panels to planting flowers and trees, it all plays a part in protecting our planet.
Simeon Kalua, Nigeria
In this powerful poem, Student Ambassador Simeon Kalua calls on us to pause and listen to the cries of nature as it urges us to stop causing harm. Simeon has grown up seeing the dire impacts of climate change in his community in Malawi including the recent devastating loss of 300+ lives due to Cyclone Freddy.
Maria Bendo, Albania
Maria, a 4th-year law student in Albania created this digital artwork in honor of Earth Month to illustrate that our everyday choices like supporting big industries that cause air and water pollution, using single-use plastic, and other practices that are increasing global emissions.
Priyanka Malla, India
Student Ambassador Priyanka Malla talks about the one-sided relationship that humanity has with the Earth. Despite the abundance the Earth gives humanity, we continue to exhaust its natural resources and impact its well-being from future generations.
Become a Student Ambassador
Girl Rising’s vibrant community of Student Ambassadors are mobilizing their communities, raising funds, taking action and making a difference for girls around the world. Register to become an official Girl Rising Student Ambassador below to gain access to free student resources (including our Take Action guide), exclusive events and one-on-one support from the Girl Rising team.
Natasha Stevens Legacy Fund
In honor of Dr. Natasha Stevens, each year Girl Rising will provide a stipend of $500 USD to a student and/or student group looking to raise awareness in their communities about the power of girls’ education. These event(s) or activities must be centered around Girl Rising and the global movement driving gender-equity. Applications will open in February, 2024.