Saturday, June 26, 2010

Heal the world

Anyone that knows me can tell that I have a soft spot for children. Since I was a kid myself, I have loved babies and toddlers. I can play with them for hours. As my mother once said to me "you have the patience of an angel." She never said that to my sister. Apparently, my sister did not enjoy being annoyed by a toddler. However, it is also true that she has been an independent woman since pre-school. She would walk alone one meter in front of my mother and I to the car or to the apartment. Maybe she did not like the idea of a kid clinging on to her. I really do not mind clinging children.

Kids are amazing. They are free from responsibilities. The only worries they have are broken toys, hunger and tiredness. At least that is the case for kids that grow up in an environment like mine; an environment where your parents have no significant debt, minimum problems at work, and a roof over their heads. As a kid, I had my toys to play with, the space to run, and no real reasons for crying. This is not the case for most children and it breaks my heart. 

After leaving behind the false reality of childhood, where I thought I could play, sleep, and eat without breaking a sweat, I have learned about those kids who have nothing. These kids play with rocks because they do not have toys, often eat little to nothing a week, and have to work to help their parents with basic expenses. If they cry, they have valid reasons. Reasons no child should have nor go through. I want to make a difference. I want every kid to have a better life. A life without worrying whether they have enough food or not. Hence I pledge to donate money for children in need anywhere around the world. Unfortunately I will have to wait until I get a stable job to support myself as well as the donations. I would like to be able to participate in events like Leona Lewis at the Children in Need concert. However, I have neither the voice nor the money to attend.

So for now, I have chosen to put up the Camfed ad on the right. It is a free way that I can donate but I do need your help. All you have to do is take a quick questionnaire. It is up to you. I am not forcing anyone to do it, but it would be deeply appreciated not only by me, but also by the girl who gets one more day of schooling. 

I know, some people prefer donating to other charities, such as natural disasters like Relief for Haiti, diseases like AIDS, and Breast Cancer awareness, as well many other charities. But why not get involved in a variety of them? What if it happens to you? Wouldn't you like a helping hand?

Let's build a better place for everyone. Let's heal the world.

A Non Perfect Normal Person

1 comment:

Naima said...

This is another way to help end hunger! Exercise your vocabulary and help for free! I just learned about this website myself.

I just helped donate 1000 rice grains and a few more!!