The highest rate of infant mortailty is in sub-Saharan Africa, where ONE (1) CHILD IN EIGHT (8) dies before the age of five.
* UNICEF / World Health Organisation / World Bank / UNFPA
Save the Children runs a ‘NO CHILD BORN TO DIE’ campaign where your help can save children’s lives in sub-Saharan Africa and around the world – check out the website: http://bornto.savethechildren.org.uk
I come across quite a few different programs and efforts to support and raise money for different causes, in fact at times it can be quite overwhelming! Occasionaly there is one that stands out and inspires me because it is clever, unique or doing something extradionary to help others. I recently came across this great program called ‘One for One‘ which is run by TOMS (www.toms.com), more famously known for thier range of shoes, where each pair of shoes they sell, they give one pair to some needy kids – unique and clever! They are quite famous infact – I was suprised to see they have almost 1 MILLION people who like them on facebook (www.facebook.com/toms)!! Great to see so many people supporting an awesome program like this. Continue reading “One for One”→
A while ago I posted on Compassion Sunday, but I have to confess, it’s not going to be “Compassion Sunday” anymore, at least for me – you see, I go to church on Saturday arvo… so for me and our church I’ve had to change it to “Compassion Saturday”!
(note: ‘Saturday’ text added by LLG – official poster states ‘Compassion Sunday’)
If you are passionate about child poverty then this is your chance to take some action and let others know about the plight of the world’s most needy kids, and more than that get more people involved in helping them out.
“The purpose of this special, one-day event is to draw the Church’s attention to the needs of the world’s poorest children.”
It began for me with Tenny, and I’m hoping that this campaign will start some new relationships between some sponsors and some needy kids.
If you want to change the world, it begins with a child, it begins with you. So either think about running a Compassion Sunday event yourself, or just get straight into it and sponsor a child!
Check out a new program by Compassion called Compassion’s Leadership Development Program that exists to develop Christian leaders, enabling young men and women to bring changes to their communities and perhaps even their nation.
“Because Compassion believes that releasing children from poverty is the key to transforming nations, we are committed to empowering young people to become the leaders their communities and countries need.”
What I love about this is that not only are Compassion looking to the immediate needs of people in poverty, but this is setting up these communities and even nations for a more positive future by giving the young kids opportunities that most of us in western countries just take for granted! it’s a bigger commitment financially, but what an awesome investment…