Remember the Oklahoma tornadoes, Midwest blizzards, Hurricane Sandy, Wildfires in Washington and Colorado and the loss of life? You would think that would be a wake-up call, but it hasn’t been. (via State Report Cards: Protect Children During Disasters - BrainFoggles)
I’ve taken more than one medieval transport ride to some pretty rural and interesting locales internationally. I’ve popped my fair share of sketch squats. I’ve horded my fair share of bottled water out of fear of running out in the wrong place. And once I was out of those areas and those situations, I never gave them a second thought. But as I learn about Perlette and Zafera, as I read their narrative and learn their struggles and hopes; I started pondering toilets and taps a bit more. WaterAid is doing something amazing for schoolchildren in Madagascar. In Madagascar alone, every year 13,000 children under five die due to water-related diseases. I found the data appalling so this summer I decided to help transform the live of 12,000 children in my free time by supporting WaterAid. With the help of random caring folks like you or I; 31 schools could have real toilet and clean drinking water. If you want to learn more, bounce on over to the link below: (via Toilets and Taps : Raising Child Raising Self)
Did you earn your cape in the kitchen yet? Getting kids to eat healthy takes superpowers sometimes. Good nutrition helps children grow up healthy and strong, but did you know it also helps kids learn better while in school? Save the Children have just released a report called Food for Thought. This report addresses malnutrition in children and how proper nutrition can unlock their full potential. Did you know 165 million children worldwide are malnourished? Did you know that every 15 seconds a child dies from malnutrition?
Dear Jonah, Today is the last day of your sixth year. Tomorrow we will celebrate your birthday and your beautiful life. I know all you are thinking about is your party, the presents, the ice cream, and your favorite taco birthday dinner…but I’m thinking about that amazing day, seven years ago, when I met one of the ultimate loves of my life (you). (via Birth Story. Save the Children. #FirstMoments | Evolving Stacey)