This is what happened when a Sheffield advocate for girls met with Prime Minister Boris Johnson
A Girlguiding advocate from Sheffield has met with the Prime Minister to discuss global female achievements.
Kim Singh-Sall, aged 18, was one of a number of campaigners, teachers, and young women to be invited to Downing Street recently, to celebrate the global achievements of girls in education and entrepreneurship.
Kim, from Whirlow, joined five other Girlguiding advocates to share the charity’s girl-led manifesto, ‘Future Girl,’ with Mr Johnson, as well as the findings of their annual ‘Girls’ Attitudes’ survey.
Kim, who is one of 18 Girlguiding advocates all over the UK, said: “Future Girl is the first UK wide girl-led manifesto, which saw us ask 76,000 girls about the things that are important to them, and we used their answers to develop a five year programme, focused on everything from the environment, to healthy relationships.
“It was obviously very daunting to be presenting to the Prime Minister but also very cool, and Mr Johnson really seemed to embrace what we were saying, and agreed with our thoughts on the need to focus on the environment, and in particular on the need to get rid of single-use plastic. We also spoke with him about other things that we know are important to young girls, such as developing youth panels for government departments, to help give young people a voice in the decision-making process, and we're hopeful he'll take everything we discussed on board, and be willing to work with us going forwards.
“We even presented Mr Johnson with a badge that said ‘I Give Girls a Voice’ which he seemed to appreciate."
Prime Minister Boris Johnson added: “This event was a fantastic opportunity to meet so many trailblazers in the world of education and empowerment for girls and women. I was tremendously inspired by the young women I’ve met and I’m confident their successes will encourage a new generation of female leaders.”