This week, two British parent bloggers have joined with ONE.org, a group of American bloggers and an Ethiopian born model to raise awareness and bring a voice to the work that ONE has done in Ethiopia. This is the ONEMums or ONEMoms project.
Jen from Britmums and Michelle from Mummy from the Heart are spending a week in the country visiting projects such as schools, hospitals, colleges, a world food program and a healthcare project.
ONE is a non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Backed by more than 3 million members, they work with government leaders to support proven, cost-effective solutions to save lives and help build sustainable futures. ONE isn’t a charity or grant-making organisation.
So what are shouting about? Well, we’re talking about all the good that’s been done and showcasing the amazing work that ONE carry’s out. It’s not about despair, lack of hope, malnourishment or illness. It’s about positivity and hope.
ONE isn’t asking for your money, it’s asking for your voice!
Here’s what you can do to support the ONEMum campaign:
If you’re on Twitter you can follow Jen and Michelle’s journey through the #ONEMums or #ONEMoms hashtag
I’m also joining in with this Meme to help raise awareness and keep the message out there.
Clare from Seasider in the City started this Meme, with the idea being we take the letters from the ONEMums campaign name and use them to say what being a Mum means to us.
So here’s my take on this:
One chance – ooh the pressure of getting it wrong!
Never give up and always be there for your children
Extreme patience – we all need this in abundance!
Memories – create them now while the children are small, and they will last a lifetime
Undeterred – as a Mum I’ll keep doing it in the best way I can.
Moshi Monsters – if you can’t beat them join them!
Sacrifice. Enough said.
I’m tagging a few more people in this, to keep our voices heard and so the message will continue to be spread:
Mummylish from LISHConcepts
Liz from VioletPosy
Sarah from Rightbag
Maria from FeistyTapas
Good luck to Jen and Michelle, we’re following and supporting you all the way!