Global Team of 200

Global Team of 200 is a highly specialized group of members of Mom Bloggers for Social Good that concentrates on issues involving women and girls, children, world hunger and maternal health.

Our Motto: Individually we are all powerful. Together we can change the world. We believe in the power of collective action to help others and believe in ourselves to make this world a better place for our children and the world’s children.

Posts tagged "Carmela Icar Maghirang"

Millions of women around the world are celebrating this special day to commemorate women in all facets of life. International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900’s, when women’s oppression and inequality was spurring. It is also a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that caused great unrest and critical debate and gave rise to radical ideologies. Women then, has became more vocal and active in campaigning for change. In 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. (via International Women’s Day » My Charmed Mom)

To date, KaBOOM! has built over 2,000 playgrounds, saving play for over 5.5 million children. (via Kaboom! #ilovemyplayground Campaign » My Charmed Mom)

Not many of us know that in Uganda a lot of women are infected by HIV/AIDS. Aside from that, because it is a poverty-stricken nation, a lot of women especially the birthing ones are not given enough medical attention. (via Maternal Health, Women Empowerment and Shanti Uganda » My Charmed Mom)

Water is something that became more like a passive need for all of us. We take it for granted since we know that whenever we turn the faucet, something will come out of it. But little do we know that millions of people around the world has less access to it, and for some have really no supply of it. (via In Cooperation with WaterAid » My Charmed Mom)

On average, WFP aim to reach more than 90 million people with food assistance in more than 73 countries. Around 15,000 people work for the organization, most of them in remote areas, directly serving the hungry poor. (via World Food Programme Needs You! » My Charmed Mom)

(1000 Shillings » My Charmed Mom)

I recently discovered an amazingly impressive organization of women, actually a non-profit company based in Uganda which is called 1000 Shillings. The name came from the currency in Uganda~shillings; and this is the amount of money an average woman in Namatala slum lives on per day which is approximately $0.40. Imagine!

Globally it is estimated that 34 million are infected with HIV and just from the period of 1981 to 2007, an alarming 25 million have died from the virus making it known as the most destructive pandemics of all time. With the advancement in science and technology, new methods are being studied and developed to alleviate the different conditions of the disease. Furthermore, research is still ongoing so as to find cure for the virus. (via December 1 : World AIDS Day » My Charmed Mom)

#GivingTuesday : The Art of Giving Back » My Charmed Mom

#GivingTuesday is the collective power of charities, families, businesses and individuals that will transform how people think, talk and participate in the giving season, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are synonymous with holiday shopping. Today, November 27, 2012, giving will be its opening day.

(via November 10 : Malala Day #IamMalala » My Charmed Mom)

The world was shocked with the news about Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban for demanding that she and other girls go to school. Initially the Taliban issued an edict that bans girls from attending school. Malala who disputed this, was forced to flee from her village when the Taliban forced the closure of her school and labled her campaign as an “obscenity”. 

Social media is indeed a powerful tool to get involved and influence the participation of other people.

I feel equipped now that I am part of this great cause which can help change lives around the world. I was never wrong when I joined Moms for Social Good, because of this, my little voice can be heard and my presence online can be a way to inform others. It is also an effective way to help build awareness about causes that need utmost attention which can certainly make a significant difference.

It is the little things that matter, that add up in the end and make the big things possible.

"Yesterday is gone.
Tomorrow has not yet come.
We have only today.
Let us begin.” - Mother Teresa

imageGlobal Team of 200 Member: Carmela “Icar” Maghirang
Blog: My Charmed Mom

Icar is a wife to her church’s music ministry bassist and currently a stay at home mom to a 21-month old daughter. She has previously worked in the customer service industry and later on became an online English tutor. She loves interacting with people and engaging in special causes and activities. 

She is a breastfeeding advocate and was proud that she has breastfed her daughter for 19 whole months, not much to some but it is indeed a big accomplishment to her as a mom. She is now based in San Jose, CA but is still a pure Filipino at heart. In fact, she wholeheartedly supports and promotes an organic product brand in the Philippines that is made and sourced locally and is helping farmers earn a living.

For Icar, life is made up of small pleasures and happiness is made up of tiny successes. She dreams of a simple life and believes that everyday is always a new day-to be thankful for, to make a difference and be a blessing to others. .

(via International Day of the Girl 10.11.12)

As a mother, it is completely unimaginable to think that my daughter will have the same fate as mentioned in these facts. We all want a better world for our daughters, an education and a choice for whatever person they want to become. It is a heart-breaking reality that many girls are not equally as fortunate as my (and your) daughter.