Children living in poverty can be denied their basic rights to food, education and healthcare.
In addition, millions of girls face violence, discrimination and injustice every single day, simply because of their gender. Supporting girls, boys and whole communities to realise their rights and challenge gender inequality is the most effective way of tackling poverty worldwide.
Each year, we hold a non-uniform day to raise funds to sponsor Fatou from The Gambia. By sponsoring a child, St Mary's are part of a special global network that is working together with women, girls, men and boys to help change lives in hundreds of communities across the world.