Featured: “Save Somali Children from Hunger” – an eleven-year-old boy wants to raise $13 million

The East Africa Drought

drought

"drought" - not only a natural phenomenon, but also a state of deprivation of Heart and Mind

Compassion, choice, determination and action know no age restrictions. Andrew Adansi-Bonnah, 11, wants to raise $13 million for his cause. Read how a Ghana schoolboy launches solo famine fundraiser (Associated Press via yahoo.com), and the related article on modernghana.com.

UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming: “We estimate that a quarter of Somalia’s 7.5 million population is now either internally displaced or living outside the country as refugees. The drought is compounded by prevailing violence in southern and central parts of the country.”

Source of the quote and more on the Horn of Africa famine and how you can help: http://www.unhcr.org/4e16da4d9.html

How do you choose to act?

Maria

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2 responses to “Featured: “Save Somali Children from Hunger” – an eleven-year-old boy wants to raise $13 million

  1. Beautiful… Children with such a caring, global consciousness are a blessing and a gift to the rest of us in this increasingly selfish world. I am glad to read this and my initial thought is that governments should follow suit instead of arming and hurting each other. Good job Maria! 🙂

  2. Last time I checked, Andrew had made only a few thousand dollars (selling T-shirts and stickers, that is!), but his story – via Associated Press – has drawn attention worldwide, including the BBC and Forbes. So although he might not be able to raise the $13 million personally, he might achieve his goal indirectly.

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