I hate the word thrive, it brings back all the bad memories of when Rachel was a "failure to thrive" case and was admitted into special care when she was five days old. The pain of that day and all the tests and the admittance will be with me always and it's the reason I haven't written this post over the weekend like I intended. But of course Rachel came through that and has thrived ever since; she is a healthy girl who has her life ahead of her. But others are not so lucky and that's why I want to bring ONE's Thrive campaign to your attention.
Have you heard of ONE? ONE.org are a grass roots campaigning and advocacy organisation that is giving a voice to those who are not heard at the moment. Last week they launched a new campaign called Thrive: Food. Farming. Future. The key aims of the Thrive campaign are that by 2015 we could see 15 million fewer children chronically malnourished and 50 million people lifted out of extreme poverty
As part of the group of bloggers that are hoping to help raise awareness and support of this campaign we are asking to to help, it's not much to do but it'll make a massive difference, so please take 5 minutes to join in.
Sign up and offer your voice to ONE.org.
They already have more than 2.5 million people worldwide supporting them but it is important that this number continues to grow and us, the common people can help them to put pressure on African leaders, donor governments and the private sector to focus on thirty of the poorest countries that have smart agriculture and nutrition plans. Those plans are tested, costed and affordable. They need to be put into practice. For that they need two things: political leadership and financial backing. ONE’s campaign will insist on both. But we know leaders won’t act unless lots of people urge them to do so. ONE’s strength is its collective action – one plus one plus one quickly adds up to a lion’s roar.
Spread the word with a blog or Facebook post and tweet using hashtag #LetsThrive. Thrive can use all blog posts and facebook and twitter mentions to show to our Government and influential institutions that there is a strength of opinion in our blogsphere. Our voices count!
Talk to people about it face to face, keep talking about it and spread the word as fast as you can.
Please join in this campaign with me, together we could make a real difference. Thanks.