About the National Service Project
The National Service Project (NSP) is a nationwide challenge focused on providing service and giving members an opportunity to live out our Mission together of making a difference in the world. The first NSP was launched in 2010 and drew inspiration from the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger. Each of the subsequent NSP’s has focused on a universal issue: MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women, MDG 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability, MDG 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education (focused on literacy). With the end of the Millennium Development Goals, we are now turning our attention to the United Nation’s new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aligning with SDG 1 – End Poverty in All Its Forms Everywhere. GGC will contribute towards this goal by addressing poverty in Canada.
Inspired by the 1st Seymour Guides’ submission, the title “Action on Poverty” embodies the spirit of service by putting girls into action. Action on Poverty aims to reduce the harmful effects of poverty by building understanding, empathy, and compassion for those living in poverty while reducing its stigma through continuous learning and dialogue. This is done through a service-learning approach that combines a service project with instant meeting activities.
To learn about the causes of poverty in Canada and the diverse individuals it affects
Girls will take action to reduce the effects of poverty for those living in their community.
Action on Poverty will run for two Guiding years: 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. For the first time, each year of Action on Poverty will have a new and unique crest for Guiders to present to girls. Participate each year to earn these individual but connected crests!
Be sure to log your actions when your, or your units’ service is complete to help us track the impact girls are having on poverty across Canada. Come back and watch the numbers grow over the next two years!
Looking for Action on Poverty resources in French? See below for links to French resources.