Julie Etchingham, presenter of ITV's News at Ten and the Tonight Programme
"Few of us can imagine the horrors of losing your entire family to the scourge of Ebola - but the girls of Sierra Leone and Liberia left orphaned now face new dangers of exploitation, poverty and a desperate lack of education. After Ebola - a new cry for help is going out. Please support 'Girls Speak Out' and give our young sisters in Africa chance of a new life and a voice to be heard."
Ollie Phillips, Ex-England Rugby 7's Captain
‘What we are asking the girls to do is step outside their comfort zone and speak out for their human rights. I’m hoping to raise as much as I can to help give girls that need it most a chance to go to school and stay there.’
KATE SMURTHWAITE, COMEDIAN AND POLITICAL ACTIVIST
"Street Child is an incredible charity that is not afraid to go to dangerous places and tackle the issues that make the biggest difference from education to child labour."
Abiodun Oyepitan, Two time GB Olympian, commonwealth gold and silver medallist
"I believe every girl has the right to an education. I believe when a girl is educated not only is she empowered, but she will empower her family and has the ability to transform her community. I know first-hand how education can transform lives and give opportunity - without my education I believe i wouldn't have achieved any of my accomplishments."
TARA FLYNN, ACTRESS, COMEDIAN AND WRITER
"Education is the most important building block to freedom. Every young woman in the world has a right to this."
Tyger Drew-Honey, Actor, Musician and Television Presenter
"I’m a proud supporter of the #GirlsSpeakOut campaign. In Sierra Leone, the sad truth is that a lot of girls are forced out of school before they are even literate. I think every girl deserves an education. Every girl deserves a chance."
Isy Suttie, musical Comedian, Actress and writer
"It's easy to take education for granted in the UK, but sadly in some countries it's absent from girls' lives. The work Street Child are doing is so important as education filters through to every aspect of our lives and affects our confidence as well as our choices."
NAT LUURTSEMA, WRITER, DIRECTOR, ACTOR AND AUTHOR
“My education gave me the chance to have a career I love. It also taught me to pierce my ear with a safety pin and down a pint, but that might be unique to the English educational system."
Dominique Provost-Chalkey, Actress
"Imagine your life without education. Imagine being deprived of the learning that got you to where you are right now.
Knowledge is Power: and Girls deserve their equal share. Help these girls gain the strength and confidence that comes from knowledge. Give them the opportunity to learn how to think, rather than what to think. Offer them the tools to change the face of their future. I truly believe Education must be recognized as a fundamental human right.
Empower these beautiful women: support Girls Speak Out."