Every 3.6 seconds a person dies from starvation. Almost half the world- over three billion people live on less than $2.50 a day.
This year, 2012, it is time for change.
Hi! We’re a group of year 10 students from Girraween High School, Australia working in conjunction with the High Resolves Organisation and Make Poverty History on a serious and important global issues EXTREME POVERTY AND HUNGER.
Our Keep Me Warm campaign aims to spread awareness on the issue of poverty and hunger and also encourage the Australian government to increase its contribution to international aid. A mural of thoughts will be presented in countless Australian local and state governments until it finally, with your help, can reach Parliament House.
Sign off with your name. EVERY SINGLE MESSAGE WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE MURAL.
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Submit your messages of support starting with the simple "I Care..." followed by the issue you care about.
laughing at nothing -
let me tell you
I have drunk in skid row rooms with
whose cause was better
whose eyes still held some light
whose voices retained some sensibility,
and when the morning came
we were sick but not ill,
poor but not deluded,
and we stretched in our beds and rose
in the late afternoons
Part 2 of 2
These images are from a book called Where Children Sleep.
I think what I find so striking about these images is the notion that every child is born with a completely clean slate - a mind and body full of potential. Genetically and biologically, there is no such thing as a “christian child” or a “muslim child”, or a child with “poor blood” or “rich blood”.
Yet sadly, children are inextricably bound to the destinies of their parents. The involuntary destiny of the wealth or poverty of their parents, on one hand. And the imposed destiny of the religious or political doctrines of their parents, on the other.
If only all children could be born in a world of greater equality, greater freedom of thought, and less doctrine.
Mother and child in Mumbai, India.
“I strive for individual pictures that will burn in people’s memories.” – Steve McCurry
(source: Wild Magazine)
They deserve to A’s a test and show how good they are in math. They deserve to read a book and write a kick ass paper on it to prove their language skills. They deserve to show off their knowledge about the world’s war’s and hero’s in history class. They deserve to kick a ball and score it right in the goal in p.e class. They need to be able to read the news papers and have an open mind about what’s going on in the world. They deserve an education.
Help them achieve their rights to education.
You are more blessed than you think, don’t waste your education. A lot of children aren’t as lucky as you.
I pray that these children could have a chance to go to a better school and someday change the world.
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