Monday, October 15, 2012

Blog Action Day 2012: The Power of We

Blog Action Day (BAD) started in 2007.  BAD has turned out to be very effective in bringing bloggers together from different countries, interests and languages to blog about one important global topic on the same day. Past topics have included water, climate change, and poverty.  Food was last year's theme, that's when I first participated.  Today, October 15th, the theme is the Power of We, a celebration of people working together

I am participating in this Blog Action Day to ensure that more and more people will know about the work of this particular organization with regard to the health of women and children.   This is one international body not afraid to reach out to ELIMINATE Maternal/Neonatal  Tetanus (MNT) in Third World countries; it's The Kiwanis Club working with UNICEF

Have you noticed how fearful some people are about the Power of WE?  Why?  Is it that some people are all about the "ME" and so they fear the awesome Power of "WE"?  The irony is that WE have the power to do great things together and at the same time it takes only ONE to step forward.  WE can end poverty, WE can stop stop criminality and end violence, WE can advocate for healthy children.  Only ONE is needed to speak up and get things going.

6 Things to Do:
  1. Make a pledge to become an agent of Change in your community.
  2. Educate yourself about the issues.
  3. Read about Collaboration.  This, after all, is a book blog: Power of WE: Succeeding Through Partnerships,  Collaboration,  Collaborate: The Art of We
  4. Keep current by reading the Kiwanis/Eliminate Blog
  5. Volunteer time, money, expertise for a worthy cause.
  6.  *Speak up about children's health issues!
*If you have issues speaking up, here is another international organization that will help you.  Learn to speak up or hone your communication and leadership skills in a fun and supportive group environment, Toastmasters International.

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