As some of you may know, my birthday is on January 1st. This year I decided that I don’t want gifts for myself; nevertheless, I would like to help others who are in greater need. In fact, I do consider myself as a lucky person for having a family who are so supportive, and parents who can afford providing me with good education and health care while, on the other hand, millions of other parents cannot afford good education or health care for their children. As a result, providing equal opportunities to everyone is the goal that motivates me and pushes me to work hard. Working in Plan International Canada has opened my eyes more to how vulnerable children and families live and how girls are maltreated; in addition to opening my eyes into some projects that really help out. I believe that education is a right for everyone, despite race, gender, nationality, colour, etc. As a result, I would like to ask everyone to donate whatever they can instead of getting me a birthday gift. My 1st goal is to reach $295 to be able to send a girl to school. The gift is matched 6x so it is worth $2,065.00.
More information about the program that I am planning to donate to: https://plancanada.ca/giftsofhope/product/25/send-a-girl-to-school
If the donations exceeded $295 (2nd goal), I am planning to donate the rest of the money to help children in Yemen.
“In short, the situation in Yemen is, the UN says, the world's worst man-made humanitarian disaster.
- More than 9,245 people have been killed and 52,800 injured since March 2015, the UN says.
- At least 5,558 of those killed, and 9,065 of those injured up to 14 December 2017 were civilians. Saudi-led coalition air strikes were the leading cause of overall civilian casualties.
- About 75% of the population - 22.2 million people - are in need of humanitarian assistance, including 11.3 million people in acute need who urgently require immediate assistance to survive - an increase of 1 million since June 2017.
- Some 17.8 million people do not know where their next meal is coming from and 8.4 million are considered at risk of starvation. Severe acute malnutrition is threatening the lives of almost 400,000 children under the age of five.”
And you know what, the media is just ignoring what is still happening until this day, as it is not a priority anymore; however spreading peace and providing equal opportunities to everyone should be the goal that makes us unit and move forward!
To learn more about what happened/ still happening there, please check the following links:
$295: Send a Girl to School
$205: Help Yemeni Children