Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Self Portrait for a Cause : No Child is Born to Die Campaign and Petition

Thanks to Michelle from Best Toys for Toddlers, we have been included in this special project for Save the Children Foundation and their "No Child is Born to Die" Campaign started by Maggy from Red Ted Art.
Info about this campaign:

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.
The bloggers going are diverse,Lindsay Atkin (@Liliesarelike) is a hugely popular YouTuber, Chris Mosler(@christinemosler) is an influential parenting blogger and Tracey Cheetham (@tchee) is a popular political blogger and recently elected councilor.
Are you willing to sign a petition?  
And now, the Challenge:
This crafty 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 lucky that our children have a future. They can dream about becoming policemen, doctors, teachers or artist. The children in Mozambique dream about survival…
This is the self portrait made by Putti who has recently started adding shapes for body which used to be line all this time!!
Challenge for you is simple:
1) Get your child to either draw or craft a self portrait of themselves now or in the future. Even a simple circle with dots and lines is sufficient for us!!!
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.
Passing it on to:
Shruthi @ Mindfull Meanderings
Dr Sonia @ Cards, Crafts and Kids Projects
Tammy @ Housing a Forest
Michelle @ Michelle's Charm world
Laura @ Art for Little Hands
Vinitha @ Pooh's Den
Himadri @ Mum Paints Lives
*Not been tagged, Take part ANYWAY… do the below and you are away*
**Don’t want to craft/blog, but do want to help? Go and sign the petition**

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Oh Roopa did WONDERFULLY and how clever of her to start adding shapes and triangles - we either still have one big circle with lots of lines... or, uhm, nothing... so you she did a fantastic job!

And thank you so much for taking this Save The Children meme worldwide :-)

Maggy x

@RedTedArt Thank YOU for starting this and spreading the word !!
Well putti started adding body shapes just couple of days ago, but still draws stick people too :)

:-) aah you are lovely Roopa!

And I will have to show Red Ted her drawing, see what he makes of it!


Thank you for tagging me. I will try and get my daughter to do it. I will sign the petition now itself.Link up will do as soon as I can get her to draw a self portrait . She likes to draw animals and humans are not a popular choice for her artistic inclination!
Thank You for thinking of us.

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