Celebrated since 1926, World Thinking Day (formerly Thinking Day) is a day of international friendship between young women and girls. Specifically observed by scout groups (including boy scouts, with the emphasis on international friendship with their ‘brothers’) on 22nd February, World Thinking Day sees young women and girls from all around the world focusing on a single problem whilst thinking about the best solutions to solve it.
Each year has a different theme, from poverty and discovering your potential, to empowering young girls and preventing the spread of diseases such as malaria. In 1932 a World Thinking Day fund was created to support the work of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) which today has 10 million members in 145 countries. Money raised helps these young women and girls participate in exciting activities aimed at increasing awareness and confidence, as well as helping them take a stand against world issues and inspiring them to create change in their communities and beyond.
Learning from the younger generations
We think the ethos of World Thinking Day is a refreshing and uplifting way to bring the global community together to eradicate issues and progress as an improved society, but we feel that it could be adopted by the older generations throughout the world, too. If we all stopped to think about how others may be suffering and how we could help, the world could become a far safer, happier and more prosperous place for us all to live in.
If you’d like to discuss the outstanding example being set by the younger generations and how your community could emulate it with your friends and families in countries afar, don’t forget Cherry Call offers outstanding value on all international calls. We love keeping everyone around the world connected, especially during World Thinking Day!