Follow up from Blog Action Day 2008 – Poverty

Looks like many bloggers helped to make this day the huge sucess it was!

Hello Bloggers!
Blog Action Day 2008 has now come and gone, and was a HUGE success! Congratulations to all of you for making the day so fantastic. We’ve compiled a wrap up page with just some of the amazing highlights of the day, so take a moment and head over to:http://blogactionday.orgThe page also includes links to sites where you can keep the action going, a video compiled by the good folks at Causecast and much more! It really was a super day and the posts have just blown us all away. We’ll be back in 2009 for another Blog Action Day, and we are looking forward to making it even bigger and better! Until then, on behalf of the Blog Action Day team, Thank you again, keep blogging and see you in ’09!

Collis Ta’eed

Today is Blog Action Day 2008 – Poverty

While reading about Blog Action Day 2008 Poverty I was viewing some of their resources I found a website that I really can relate to – The Girl Effect. There are some very interesting statistics on this website. A couple of the stats are:

· That an extra year in primary school raises the girl’s lifetime wages by 10% – 20%.
· An extra year of secondary school raises a girl’s lifetime wages by 15% – 25%

Why I can relate to The Girl Effect is because the charities that I tend to support locally are organizations that work to better a woman’s and her children’s life. Whether that is by finding safe shelter or assisting with a job search the need is so much larger than many people would imagine, I mean right here in my own backyard.

The other reason I can relate to the Girl Effect stats is that I along with two other women (thanks Wanda & Lisa) are currently sponsoring a young woman from Isla Mujeres who is attending university in Merida. Alejandra’s goal is to become a kindergarten teacher because “everyone has to start school”.

Why no one person can eliminate poverty on thier own we each can contribute in our own way. Do your part today to help. It can something as simple as:

  • Visit a local homeless shelter.
  • Talk to your children about poverty.
  • Don’t go shopping; give the money you would have spent to charity.
  • Talk to a local government leader about poverty where you live.
  • Start a new blog or website about poverty.

On Sunday when I wrote this post there were registered to participate: 7,730 Sites with an audience in excess of 9,339,871 Readers