Chime for Change is a campaign that raises funds and awareness for girls’ and women’s empowerment around the world. Founded by Gucci, the campaign convenes, unites and strengthens the voices speaking out for girls and women. On June 1, 2013, Chime for Change hosted The Sound of Change Live, a global concert to raise awareness and funding for improved education, health, and justice for women and girls worldwide.
“We cannot continue to deny children around the world, we have to help them realize their potential and make their dreams come true. Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders.”
On June 1, 2013, at the Sound of Change Live concert, Madonna announced her plans to support girls’ education. She took the stage with Humaira Bachal, a courageous young Pakistani woman who has overcome extreme adversity to educate girls in Pakistan. Madonna pledged to build Humaira’s school if fans help build the first floor of the school. She also announced her plans to support Afghan women through the Afghan Institute of Learning and offered to match donations 2:1.