Church-run Dignity Project aims to help 20,000 girls worldwide
A Christian project that reaches vulnerable girls across the world – and is run from a church in Uttoxeter – is going global after a Houses of Parliament launch ...
The Global Launch night was attended by several MPs from all parties, as well as the Prime Minister’s Parliamentary Private Secretary Seema Kennedy, and the Minister for Africa and International Development, Harriet Baldwin.
MP Baldwin said: “The UK government is committed to ending period poverty by 2030 in lower income countries. We also work to deter modern slavery and to keep girls in school to enhance their education. The Dignity Project completely aligns with those objectives and I’m delighted to fully support it.”
MP Griffiths added: “The Dignity Project seeks to help girls at their most vulnerable, and I’m delighted to offer my support to this charity. It’s amazing that they have reached more than 8,000 girls – but the challenge is now to go for 20,000. We absolutely believe this is possible.”
She said: “The Dignity Project was inspired after young children in my village in Kenya went missing. We knew we had to do something to stop human trafficking. Just three years later we have reached 8,000 girls and now it’s time to go global. With the help of our MP and now others, we believe this can go global!
“It’s our responsibility as Christians to set people free and we believe we can do that through the Dignity Project.”
Main photo: Dignity Project founder Becky Murray (left) with Fiona Bruce MP, Matthew Murray and Andrew Griffiths MP at the launch
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