This is Me, this is My Future.

This is another meme thingy, but a very worthwhile one so please do spare a minute to read it.  I’ve been tagged by @Mummiafelice from the White Lily Green blog, to help publicise the brilliant work that Save the Children do.

In January Save the Children launched it’s most ambitious campaign to date, No Child Born to Die. Every year 8 million children under five die from illnesses we know how to treat or prevent, such as diarrhoea and pneumonia.

Save The Children is focusing on the provision of vaccinations and healthcare workers. In June there is a meeting in London hosted by David Cameron and attended by other world leaders. Save The Children aims to make as much noise as possible to ensure the funding shortfall for vaccinations (4.7 billion) is met by all the donor countries.

If this funding gap is met the vaccines that could then be provided would save the lives of millions of children.

This week 3 bloggers/ vloggers are going to Mozambique to follow the journey of a vaccine from the coldstore in the city right down to a rural community. They will write, make films and tweet about their experiences, the children and families they meet and the challenges of “cold” vaccinations in hot countries.

This Challenge is designed to support their work – to spread the word about their No Child Born to Die campaign and to highlight the funding shortfall for vaccines.

We are so lucky that our children can have the future they’ve always dreamed of. We have all the things we take for granted in our everyday lives – medicines, education and even clean water from our taps.

So our challenge is simple:

1) Get your child to either draw or craft a self portrait of themselves now or in the future. (I don’t think this blog should be restricted to parents, people who don’t have kids, still care about them surely! They could maybe do a self portrait of themselves?)

3) Sign the Save the Children petition and then pass it onto your friends

4) Write a blog post about it as soon as possible, including info about Save the Children and the petition. We want as many people linked up AND signed up the petition by Sunday 29th May 2011

5) Tag 8 fellow blogger friends

6) Come back and link up your posts, so we can all share your craftiness

7) If you have time, visit each other posts and say hello!

And don’t forget to follow all the action in Mozambique on Twitter using the hastag #PassItOn.

So that’s Darlek’s self portrait! The Tooth Fairy visited last night! Unfortunately the Tooth Fairy dropped the money down the side of the bed so we had a very upset Darlek this morning, until we fished about and found it. Disaster averted!

I’m tagging @MeetJoSmith, @Jo_Bryan @HattieBluebell @HerMelness @F1ButtonFan @HumanB3an @Selene1611 @MrsTeepot It’s entirely up to them if they want to take part or not.


8 responses to “This is Me, this is My Future.

  1. *Phew* so glad that the tooth fairy disaster was averted! Love the picture – missing tooth and all!

    Great post! Thank you for supporting the “This is Me” meme and the more importantly the vaccines campaign!!

    Maggy x

  2. What a good cause, have signed the petition and will blog later today/tomorrow. Haven’t got a child to draw a picture, they are grown up but would hazard a guess that my daughter might take up the challenge on behalf of her baby daughter 🙂

  3. Thanks so much for taking part Susie! It’s such a good cause too! xxx

  4. I’ve just had a look at your ‘Wanderings’, do you do a craft blog too, or have I just got incredibly confused? I’ve signed up to this one anyway, and look forward to reading about your adventures. x

  5. Eek, you tagged me? I don’t think i’ll have time, just seen this. Kids asleep now, and school/work tommorrow, then last min suitcase packing for me…. i’ve done the kids. Leaving friday. sorry chick.

  6. Kaye – yes I have two blogs, one is a journal of our adventures and musings on life in the Middle East and the other is about my attempts to make jewellery.

  7. Ah, now it makes sense! I thought I’d been reading someone else’s blog thinking it was yours. :O)

  8. Love the detail and the missing tooth, and very impressed with the video!

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