Saturday, May 7, 2011

In Honor of Mothers & Children: Tweet for Hunger and Education

Josette Sheeran, front line reports and head of The World Food Program [WFP, the world's largest humanitarian org], began a movement on twitter to battle hunger for children globally by having people retweet a simple message in honor of her Mother, Sarah.
#AMeal4Sarah @JosetteSheeran #MothersDay
*Josette will donate one meal for every single message sent on twitter per account up to 4,000 meals until Mother's Day. 
The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. In emergencies, they get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, they use food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives.  WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded.
Hunger LP Main Photo
 © WFP 2011
In honor of my own Mother, Mary, along with WFP's and Josette's initiative, as a UN Volunteer and bloggers for hunger through WFP; I decided along with CEO and founder of PYA, Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi, to donate towards the renovation and rebuilding of schools in Pakistan by asking people to tweet: 
 #pkfloods @ThinkTwiceRadio #MothersDay @P_Y_A        
*For every single tweet per account, up to 1,000 tweets, I will donate to Pakistan Youth Alliance towards cost of renovation of elementary schools drastically damaged by the 2010 flooding in Pakistan. 

Pakistan Youth Alliance  [PYA], one of the forerunners of youth organizations in Pakistan, are in the process of giving education back to children who currently do not have schools to attend. 

PYA, created and based in Pakistan in 2007, with chapters in Canada, KSA, and the UK, educates and empowers youth in order to cause awareness through action. Their focus is on societal issues that need to be understood, supported and altered in order to create a tolerable and progressive society. Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi, CEO of PYA, along with co-founder, Maryam Kanwer, created this organization in 2007. In 2011, PYA has grown into an international  movement recognized by the UN in NYC.

 © PYA 2011
Through the utilization of technology, Josette, to WFP and myself to PYA, are able to feed and provide education for children in honor of Mothers for Mother's Day, by giving to children internationally.  This is only possible with the help of all people through retweeting [sending] each message online @twitter.  When each limit has been reached, donations will be made for both causes to both organizations. Only through the help of this global family, can the children be given aid, thus honoring all Mothers in return. 
We need your help in order for this to come to fruition
1. HUNGER: copy and paste this message on twitter: 
#AMeal4Sarah @JosetteSheeran #MothersDay
2. EDUCATION:  copy and paste this message on twitter:
#pkfloods @ThinkTwiceRadio #MothersDay @P_Y_A      
This is your chance to become a part of a global initiative for Mother's Day.  It is to honor Mothers and children, as well as providing for them both. 
We need you. 
Just copy, paste and send.


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