Children everywhere deserve an exceptional education. In fact, it it their right. In Ethiopia, there is a 10-20% increase of school-age children meaning there is a greater need for educational materials.
Bruktawit Tigabu, the award-winning entrepreneur and co-founder of Tsehai Loves Learning, is bringing storybooks to thousands of children in Ethiopia and needs your help. Higher Circle has launched their Opening Books to Open Doors campaign where they are raising $10,000 to provide books for 4,000 Ethiopian schoolchildren.
$10 will provide four books for children in need. Donate now.
Below Bruktawit Tigabu talks about the importance of reading for Ethiopian children.
Photo: Jennifer James
Moms around the world are making a difference and you can, too. Watch and spread the word!
This past weekend Mom Bloggers for Social Good had a presence at the Brands and Bloggers Summit in Chicago. This was a wonderful opportunity to spread the word about the work we do as a coalition of mom bloggers who care about pressing global and domestic issues.
During the day-long summit it was wonderful speaking with a whole host of mom bloggers and niche bloggers who were interested in the work we do collectively.
Below are photos of a few moms who stopped by our table. It was great meeting you!
Mom Bloggers for Social Good featured during Brands and Bloggers Summit in Chicago – Hard Rock Hotel – July 21, 2012
There is nothing like a tangible reminder every morning with tea or coffee that as moms we have the power to make a real difference in the lives of people around the world and here at home.
Today we are happy to announce we have a branded #SocialGoodMoms mug and we couldn’t be happier! We would love for you to buy one, take a creative photo of the mug, and tell us about it either on Twitter at @socialgoodmoms or here in the comments and we will add your photo to our Social Good Moms Mug Pinterest board and share it across our networks.
All earnings from Social Good Moms merchandise this month will go to feed children through our partnership with the World Food Programme’s We Feedback site.
WIN ONE: We will give away three mugs this month through July 20. If you would like to win one, simply leave a comment telling us below.
For one more entry you can click and tweet the following:
I am a Social Good Mom and I support @WFP’s @WeFeedback program. http://wp.me/p24c0p-D6 #SocialGoodMoms
Good luck and thank you for your support.
Remember, if you would like to have a Social Good Moms mug now you can buy one. All monies earned from each sale will go to We Feedback to feed children.
Also, don’t forget to style your mug, post a photo and let us know about it! We’ll share it through our networks!
Can you imagine not being able to feed your children? I can’t either. I have never been in this situation, but mothers all across the Sahel are facing this dire dilemma even as I write this.
In Mali in particular where one president stepped down on Sunday, another takes office on Thursday and rebels are holding the north, mothers and their children are facing an even harder challenge getting the food they need to survive.
UNICEF wrote on Twitter today that the crops have failed and the food crisis is worsening.
The annual rains didn’t come this year, crops failed, food prices are high and rising, and now there is political and military unrest in the country which leads to massive displacement. All of these factors combined leads to food shortages and eventually famine. Famine in the Sahel is what relief agencies are trying desperately to avoid.
Watch the video below to see what is going on in Mali regarding the Sahel food crisis and click here (UNICEF) and here (World Food Programme) to see how you can help!