We wanted to do more, but realistically, we could only do so much. We were actually thinking of doing a repeat of the novels-in-verse theme in the near future, we shall see how that goes. AYSWe wanted to do more, but realistically, we could only do so much. We were actually thinking of doing a repeat of the novels-in-verse theme in the near future, we shall see how that goes.
In an effort to change that statistic, we have compiled a list of seven organizations, ranging from nonprofits to good doing companies, who are on a mission to ensure that everyone has drinkable water. Feel free to tell us about other water organizations who are guaranteeing that clean water isn’t a privilege, but a right.
Trachoma is the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness. It is one of 18 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that affect over one billion of the world’s poorest people. Trachoma is caused by a contagious bacterial infection of the eye spread from person to person through contact with contaminated hands
A few weeks ago we asked you to help get a question about disability on the agenda for discussions with the candidates for United Nations Secretary General – and it worked! Our question was put to candidate Natalia Gherman of Moldova by video during the informal dialogue sessions held with the candidates over the past few days in New York. In her answer, Gherman spoke of “more participation” and “more representation” for people with disabilities (see more of her response below).
According to 8,749 children caught up in 17 different emergencies – ranging from conflict to protracted crises and disasters – who took part in 16 studies by eight organisations covering 17 different emergencies, 99% of children in crisis situations see education as a priority.
When children living in emergency and crisis are asked what they need most, time and time again they tell us they want to continue their education.
Amazingly, the first month of the year is nearly over. Before we know it, December 2012 is upon us! Is it just me or does time seem to be on overdrive lately, zooming and streaking past, leaving specks of dust from unfinished tasks in its wake. Before I get lost in my random ruminations, let me do our very first round-up post for January, which shall likewise be our contribution for the Carnival of Children’s Literature which is hosted this month by Delightful Children’s Books.