You might remember that last week I wrote about Future Fortified’s infographic detailing hunger and its effects on children in the developing world. Simple access to food as well as vitamins will help a children become a healthier adult.
I am proud to announce that we have partnered with Vitamin Angels. Vitamin Angels connects children under five with essential nutrients, giving them the chance for a brighter future.
Essential nutrients, including vitamin A and multivitamins, can make a dramatic impact on children’s lives. By addressing nutritional gaps we can improve children’s health which can lead to greater educational achievement and economic productivity, ultimately helping them break the cycle of poverty. When you give children nutrients, you don’t just give them nutrients, you give them an opportunity and a chance for a brighter future.
In 2011, Vitamin Angels connected approximately 25,000,000 children in 41 countries, including the US, with the vital nutrients they need as a foundation for good health. To learn more visit vitaminangels.org
Our partner Water.org will celebrate World Water Day on March 22 along with concerned global citizens of the world who care about access to clean water for everyone on earth.
If you would like to get involved, Water.org has a robust list detailing how you can help spread the word about World Water Day. You can do everything from change your Twitter background to donate $25 to the cause. There is a lot to choose from.
Also visit WorldWaterDay.org to find our more information about the importance of access to clean water and see how you can help. You can also visit UNWater.org for more information.
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Molly is a 13-year-old girl from the Mathare slum in Nairobi, Kenya. She’s one of 20 million children around the world who receive a meal in school every day thanks to the World Food Programme.
Last year, the World Food Programme gave her a small video camera and asked her to record scenes from her daily life. Watch Molly’s World now and get to know this incredible young girl.
Once you’ve gotten to meet Molly, be sure take her quiz! For every quiz taken, WFP can provide one more nutritious meal for a child in school.
Strong girls grow up to be strong women. That’s why I love everything about GirlUp, an innovative campaign, of the United Nations Foundation, to address the needs of adolescent girls in developing countries. This “for girls, by girls” campaign mobilizes girls in the U.S. to raise awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls.
This International Women’s Day, GirlUp is honoring fabulous women around the world and needs your help to spread the word. Here are a few tweets to help:
Guess what? It’s Intl’ Women’s Month! Tweet @GirlUp & send them a pic of the woman you look up 2. #girlsinspire #IWD #socialgoodmoms
Our partner, Carolina for Kibera, an international non-profit working to alleviate poverty, develop leaders, and catalyze positive change in Kibera, Kenya, one of the world’s largest slums, is asking for your help in this week’s action campaign. They are launching a new fundraising campaign to help finish up post-production on Without a Fight a documentary featuring CFK’s Sports Association.
Without a Fight follows youth from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds as they prepare to compete in the final championship game of the season, organized by the community-led non-profit Carolina for Kibera. In order to play, teams must include players from each of Kibera’s five ethnic tribes. Despite a long history of violent conflict between these tribes, every soccer match manages to end without a fight. The teamwork and mutual respect needed to bridge Kibera’s ethnic divides start on the soccer field.
Carolina for Kibera is inviting supporters of the film to join their honorary crew. Crew members and a “crew position” of their choice will be listed in the final credit roll of the film. More importantly, funds raised from Without a Fight film screenings and DVD sales will be used to support the Carolina for Kibera soccer tournaments that are making such a difference in the lives of Kibera’s youth.
All donations are tax-deductible, and when crew members register before March 4, our donors will automatically match their donations – up to $10,000!