Music has been used for centuries to give people a voice to tell stories, entertain and inspire. Perhaps it is the emotional feelings one gets from listening to music that allows so many of us to connect with it. Music can bring us back years ago to an exact time and place within our hearts. Who can forget the words and rhythm of their first dance? Or the music you used to blast in your car during the summer with […]
Education is without doubt one of the key ways to lifting people out of poverty. In India, a country of over one billion people and an estimated 400 million living below the poverty line (World Bank 2010), education has become a matter of survival for the millions of children living in poverty in both rural and urban Indian. Per the 2012 the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER): Learning levels have dipped to an all-time low. So, almost half the 6-7 […]
Categories: ADVOCACY, Children, Delhi, Education, Global Team of 200, HUMAN RIGHTS, India, India Social Good trip, Pratham, SOCIAL GOOD, TRAVEL BY COUNTRY • Tags: Advocacy, CULTURE, Delhi, Education, global team of 200, India, Mom Bloggers for Social Good, Pratham, thirdeyemom, Travel
The last three days in Delhi have been a complete whirlwind. We have been on the move visiting our NGO partners for Social Good Moms to learn more about their work on the ground. Being in Delhi is like being at the forefront of humanity. The buzz of mass civilization frenzies around you and engulfs all your senses. There is so much going on at any one moment that it is hard not to blink your eyes in amazement. To […]
Last Friday I decided to test out one of the volunteer opportunities I’ve had the pleasure of writing about on my blog: Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build. After interviewing Lisa Marie Nickerson, Associate Director of Women Build (to read post, click here) I was inspired to see what this program and experience was all about. I signed up for a time slot and was able to help out for a few hours on Friday morning.
In honor of today’s release of Save the Children’s annual State of World Mother’s report, I am sharing the emotional aspects of my birth story to help advocate for the one million newborns that die needlessly and helplessly within the first 24 hours of life. By sharing my birth story, I am joining moms from across the United States to help bring awareness and advocacy steps in making the first 24 hours of life count. The bottom of this post […]
Categories: ADVOCACY, Children, Global Team of 200, HUMAN RIGHTS, Save the Children, Women's Rights • Tags: Advocacy, global team of 200, mothers, Newborn health, Save the Children, State of World Mother's Report, thirdeyemom
Life is a whirlwind right now. I just got back from France a week ago and now am soon heading to India on my first-ever trip as a social good blogger! I will be traveling to learn more about the amazing non-profits we work with as a member of the Global Team of 200. I am so incredibly excited I can hardly stand it.
Categories: ADVOCACY, Blog Updates, BLOGGING, Global Newborn Health, Global Team of 200, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, SOCIAL GOOD, UNICEF, Women Build • Tags: Advocacy, France, Habitat for Humanity, India, Save the Children, thirdeyemom, Travel, UNICEF, women build
Yesterday I had the opportunity to listen in a conference call along with other social good bloggers to hear World Food Program USA Board Chair Hunter Biden and WFP USA President & CEO Rick Leach discuss the “Live Below the Line” Challenge to help solve global hunger. The fact that 1 in 8 people in the world live in constant hunger – which means 925 million people will not get enough to eat this year (more than the populations of the […]
Categories: ADVOCACY, Global Food and Nutrition, Global Health, Live Below the Line, SOCIAL GOOD, World Food Programme • Tags: Advocacy, global poverty project, live below the line, Poverty, thirdeyemom, world food programme
The week before Mother’s Day, May 4-12th marks the 6th Annual Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Week, a week to celebrate and empower women around the nation to help improve their communities by building homes for those in need. Women Build is an opportunity for women from all walks of life to come together and address the severe housing crisis facing millions of women and children around the world. According to the Census Bureau, more than 16 million children are […]
Earlier this month, I posted on the upcoming Newborn Health Summit in South Africa and shared some tragic facts about how many children are not getting a chance at life. The post is called “Crisis and Hope in Newborn Health“. As part of the Global Team of 200, I have been working with the Gates Foundation this month to spread word and awareness about global newborn health in honor of The Global Newborn Health Conference being held on April 15th in South Africa. The […]
Sometimes you get one of those emails in your inbox that make you smile and burst with enthusiasm. Last week, I received just that kind of exciting email from a woman named Hannah who reads my blog, and asked if I would be interested in sharing her friend Gavin’s story. Without hesitation, I instantly agreed as Gavin’s adventure to the North Pole rates right up there with the kind of amazing travel and giving back philosophy that prompted me to […]
Categories: ACTIVE TRAVEL, ADVOCACY, Moving Mountains Trust, SOCIAL GOOD, Trekking/Hiking • Tags: Adventure, Advocacy, Expedition, Gavin Bate, Moving Mountains Trust, North Pole, Race me to the Pole, Social Good, UK