Join a host of celebrities and share your #MeAsAGirl photo for WaterAid

Stand in solidarity with girls who don’t have access to clean water by uploading a photo of yourself as a girl and nominating your friends to do the same.


7 Jul 2014 | UK

Most of us remember our childhood as a time when we didn’t have a care in the world, when we climbed trees, built forts and actually looked for puddles to jump in.

But for millions of girls around the world, childhood means something very different. It means hours spent walking to collect water for their families, getting sick from that same water because it isn’t clean, and having little or no time for school – let alone time to play.

That’s why this summer, as part of our To be a girl campaign, we’re asking you to stand in solidarity with girls around the world who don’t have access to clean water by uploading a childhood picture of you as a girl.

Share your favourite childhood snap for girls around the world

From Sarah Brown at 15 to a 13-year-old Cerys Matthews learning the guitar and Laura Whitmore in her primary school days, they’re all supporting our campaign to bring safe water and toilets to over 130,000 girls around the world – and you can join them.

Just share a photo from your childhood using #measagirl, text GIRLS to 70300 to donate £3 to WaterAid - then nominate your friends to do the same!

You could even update your Facebook and Twitter profile picture to you as a girl, and tell your friends why.

Guys, show your support by posting a photo of a younger version of your gran, mum, sister or daughter with #measagirl, saying why they mean the world to you – or you could even dig out some fancy dress supplies and take a pic of yourself as a girl!

See the latest pictures here >

Rachel Stevens as a girl
Singer and WaterAid ambassador Rachel Stevens as a girl.

Our chance to double the difference

By standing in solidarity with girls who don’t have access to clean water, you won’t just be joining a roll call of famous faces including Cerys Matthews, Katie Melua, Kim Wilde and Rachel Stevens.

Text GIRLS to 70300 and donate £3 to WaterAid and you’ll also help us reach even more girls with safe, clean water and toilets – because the UK Government will match every donation we receive, pound for pound, before 9 September. That means we can give twice as many girls the chance of a brighter future.

Scroll down to see the full gallery of celebrities as a girl and read more about the girls around the world you could be helping here >