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 "Julia Gibson"

I was lucky. I was able to carry two healthy twins full-term with minimal complications. I was lucky. I delivered two healthy twins who did not have any health problems. I was lucky. My twins did not even spend one minute in the NICU after birth. I was lucky. Four days later, my twins went home with me when I was discharged. I am lucky. In another month, my twins will turn five.
Obviously, not everyone is as lucky.
I was lucky enough to live in an area and have the funds to access quality healthcare and specialists. Doctors and specialists that walked me through the entire process – from infertility treatments to delivery to postnatal checkups to well-baby and sick-baby visits. Not everyone is as lucky. (via Ending Newborn Deaths - Mini Van Dreams)

I encourage you to take a minute or two to read Bill and Melinda’s annual letter. Put the bad news in context. You can help create a world where extreme poverty is an exception, not a rule. Children should all have the same chance to survive and thrive, no matter where they call home. (via Three Myths: The Annual Gates Letter - Mini Van Dreams)

Every year, we make plans to watch the award shows on television – honoring actors, actresses, television shows, and singers – who might or might not be doing something good for the world. However, again this year, YOU can nominate and vote for people who are actually making a difference in the world! Individuals who are saving lives and making the world a better place for all… not just in show business. (via The Real Awards 2013 - Mom on the Run x2)

It is time for back to school for children, a time when they crack open the books for another school year learning and socializing with their peers. But, did you know that 130 million children worldwide are not in school? Did you know that 70% of these are girls? Consider this, a girl with an extra year of education can earn 20% more as an adult according to the World Bank. UNICEF has discovered that educated mothers are more than twice as likely to send their children to school. Opportunity International is working to change these statistics. (via Invest in One Child - Opportunity International - Mom on the Run x2)

Growing up as the kid of a car mechanic who worked on flat-rate, we did not have much money. On weeks my dad didn’t turn many hours, we survived on generic macaroni and powdered cheese (4 for $1!) and if we were lucky there was a can of tuna fish to mix in. While that might not have been the most nutritious dinner, I never went to bed hungry. I never went to bed with the gnawing of hunger pains from deep within. But, millions of children are going to bed hungry around the world.
Did you earn your cape in the kitchen yet? Getting kids to eat healthy takes superpowers sometimes. Good nutrition helps children grow up healthy and strong, but did you know it also helps kids learn better while in school? Save the Children have just released a report called Food for Thought. This report addresses malnutrition in children and how proper nutrition can unlock their full potential. Did you know 165 million children worldwide are malnourished? Did you know that every 15 seconds a child dies from malnutrition?


Happy World Water Day! What does safe and clean drinking water mean to you? Did you know that 783 million people around the world do not have access to safe drinking water? That’s 11% of the world’s population! This results in over 2000 children dying each day. That is 700,000 children a year. (via Happy World Water Day! | Mom on the Run x2)


Celebrate World Water Day with Julia Gibson 

I am sitting here eating breakfast as I write this post. This week is National School Breakfast Week. You are probably snacking or drinking some coffee while you read this… I want you to consider this… More than 16 million kids in America live in households that struggle to put food on the table. (via No Kid Hungry | Mom on the Run x2)

As a member of the Global Team of 200, I have had the opportunity to write about many interesting organizations– all with the same purpose… to promote and educate about children and women’s issues, world hunger, and education. We have written about Malala who took a stand for her right to go to school. We’ve written about clean and safe water and sanitation. However, this post is different. This post is about me. Today, March 8th, 2013 is the International Women’s Day. Today is a day to celebrate women around the world. International Women’s Day has been celebrated since the early 1900s. Today, International Women’s Day has become a global event. Thousands of events are held worldwide to celebrate achievements and inspire women. (via International Women’s Day 2013 | Mom on the Run x2)

Are you looking for a unique and meaningful gift for someone special? Have you checked out the SH2Op for Life at Wateraid America? You can give the gift of clean water and sanitation and transform a life in one of the world’s poorest countries. And, you can send a card to someone special letting them know about the gift you donated for them. (via Need a Unique and Meaningful Gift? | Mom on the Run x2)