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Happy Monday! Today is 4 April and hence a chance to showcase the letter “C” as part of this month’s A-to-Z Challenge! I am so glad to be participating in this programme for the first (and hopefully not last time) this year. With a heavy topic such as I have chosen — to shed light on Child Abuse & Sexual Assault Awareness — today seems a perfect day to showcase a couple of the many (!) charities that bring awareness to the ongoing abuse and work to lower the number of victims.
#1 – World Vision.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian non-profit dedicated to “building a better world for children” by tackling poverty, providing emergency services, advocating for justice and sponsoring individual children in 97 countries.
I will let World Vision share their passion for “child protection” with their own words (from their site):
World Vision seeks to create a protective environment around children, such that they not only survive but thrive in their communities. World Vision’s programs strive to ensure that physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs of the most vulnerable children are met within caring and protective families and communities — focusing on activities that prevent them from falling into crisis or harmful situations; protect those who are in immediate danger through responsive care and improved capacity of service providers to respond; and restore child survivors of abuse, exploitation, or violence through appropriate community-based care.
|Chelsea Clinton, President Clinton with Dr. Greg Allgood in Rwanda. (c) World Vision 2013.|
Celebrities who have previously & currently served as ambassadors for World Vision, bringing attention to the charity, include: President Bill Clinton, actor Hugh Jackman and The Property Brothers (Jonathan & Drew Scott).
#2 – UNICEF.
UNICEF is short for the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund. The fund provides humanitarian care for children and their mothers in over 36 countries and territories.
The fund works to provide children with safety, education, nutrition and sanitation while bringing awareness to the world! As celebrity ambassador Tom Hiddleston said, “Children, whether those journeying as refugees through Europe or living in conflicts like South Sudan, deserve a chance of a childhood. ”
|Tom Hiddleston in Guinea. (c) UNICEF 2013/Harry Borden.|
If you are looking to support our world’s children, these are just two of the many charities doing good. Might I suggest you do some research for a charity that interests you. For less than $2 a day you can support an individual child, helping them receive food, healthcare, education, etc.! You can also make a one-time donation to any of these lovely charities to help the greater good be accomplished.