#iamgb was launched on October 11th 2016 on the UN’s International Day of the Girl Child. It’s still one of our most popular resources.
What is #iamgb?
The aim of the Girls’ Brigade is to see girls’ lives transformed and God’s world enriched. The #iamgb campaign gathered stories of these transformations from girls across the world.
We campaigned on social media and in local groups for our members to share how The Girls’ Brigade has impacted their lives. The posts were all written by young women from across our five fellowships in their own words.
Each person who responded was asked to complete the same sentence:
"Because of GB, I am…"
We received so many responses that we couldn’t include them all in one video.
From the video, it’s clear that girls’ lives are being changed by the love of God and the safe community that The Girls’ Brigade creates. In turn, these young women are equipped to bring positive change to their families, communities, and the world.
With #iamgb, we wanted to create an easy way to inspire girls, encourage Girls’ Brigade leaders and demonstrate the value of our continuing mission and ministry. We hope that you’ll find it relevant and inspirational for your group too.
How can I use #iamgb with my group?
There are many ways to use the video:
Can I contribute to the project?
The simple answer is YES.
It’s not too late to share your story of transformation and #iamgb is still an easy way to do so. Using the hashtag lets you contribute online from wherever you are in the world.
Talking about yourself doesn’t always come naturally, but sharing your story encourages others, gives us a reason to celebrate, shows how far The Girls’ Brigade community has reached and lets us know how much we have in common.
Taking part is easy:
- Write your #iamgb story. Start your message in the same way as the girls in the video: Because of GB, I am…
- Add the original video to your post. You can find it here.
- Include the hashtag #iamgb so that we can find your contribution
You can also download a guide to the project here, with additional ideas for how to use the video in a group.
Thanks again to our volunteer video producer Stephanie McWilliam from The Girls’ Brigade Australia.
If you’re interested in more inspiring stories of transformation, you can also use the Stories of Transformation booklet which was produced in celebration of our 125th anniversary.