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.
500 million children are infected with neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Instead of being able to walk to school, concentrate in class and socialize with friends, children with neglected tropical diseases suffer from severe anemia, malnutrition, fevers and intestinal pain caused by these often chronic and simultaneous infections.
Water was our best friend that summer – to drink, to pour over our heads, anything to quench our thirst and try to cool down. There were some newbies who didn’t yield to our warnings and skipped water breaks or chose to guzzle down energy drinks rather than water. Bad thinking. Dehydration is no fun and can be deadly. Thankfully, we had directors and advisers who knew the Texas sun was nothing to play with and kept a close eye on the students. (via Water: The Gift of Life | Divas With A Purpose)
I come from a family of nurses. My mother is a registered nurse and for as long as I could remember her ever-changing shifts were a part of our lives growing up. It was always just a part of our lives and something we adjusted to. That’s a reality for many families worldwide. Working in the health care field takes true sacrifice and dedication. They deal with so much on a regular basis and, often, aren’t recognized for it.
Having a daughter last year really put some things into perspective for me. Even though I’d been a mom for almost 11 years when I had Miss V - becoming a mom to a little girl was a different experience. There are so many different issues that affect our girls that are often ignored and need to be addressed within our communities and society.