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.






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Every year, I celebrate World Water Day here on MommyMaestra with a post sharing resources in English and Spanish for teaching your children about the importance of water. And tomorrow, on March 22nd, we’ll be celebrating it here at home again. Having fresh water is a basic necessity for not only humans, but nearly all living things. (via Mommy Maestra: Celebrate World Water Day!)

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Celebrate World Water Day with Monica Olivera 

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Celebrate World Water Day with Monica Olivera 

worldwater13:

Every year, I celebrate World Water Day here on MommyMaestra with a post sharing resources in English and Spanish for teaching your children about the importance of water. And tomorrow, on March 22nd, we’ll be celebrating it here at home again. Having fresh water is a basic necessity for not only humans, but nearly all living things. (via Mommy Maestra: Celebrate World Water Day!)

No child should ever go hungry. Not just because our kids shouldn’t suffer from such extreme poverty that they have to forgo a meal, but because when our kids go hungry, it affects our whole country. Children who are malnourished struggle academically. Kids who don’t eat breakfast have a harder time focusing and learning. (via Mommy Maestra: There Should Be No Kid Hungry)

"Millions of children around the world suffer because they don’t have access to safe water and sanitation. Living without these vital services has a devastating impact on their health, education, and family relationships." (via Mommy Maestra: Education Can Be as Simple as WaterAid)

I suppose I’ve always known that human trafficking exists. But I’ve NEVER realized that it happens here in the States. I don’t know why I’ve been so ignorant about that. I guess like many people, I didn’t want to acknowledge that something so horrific could happen here in the country where I live. (via Mommy Maestra: Fight Against Child Trafficking)

I decided to focus on gift giving and asked my children what they would be giving to specific people. My daughter immediately got busy making stuff to give to our family and friends. My son, who is younger, was frustrated and seemed at a loss, but eventually figured out he could make ornaments to give to loved ones, too. (via Mommy Maestra: Driving Home the Meaning of Giving)

Giving to others is a valuable lesson. It helps us to stop focusing on ourselves for the moment, and to think about someone else instead. I really think that in giving, we become happier. We begin to see how blessed our lives really are, when we see the struggles and challenges that other people often face. Frequently, it makes our own difficulties seem smaller and less serious. (via Mommy Maestra: Be a Part of Giving Tuesday)

(via Mommy Maestra: Send a Message to the Students in Bolivia)

I know that both educators and parents are going to love this opportunity, because it allows your students and children to communicate with and help other students in another country - Bolivia!

Part of raising children who do not see in color, but in words and actions, is teaching them to see with their heart and find the beauty in differences. It’s teaching our children to understand that there are others like us, in another part of the world, who may or may not look like us, but have the same hopes and dreams that we have.

With knowledge comes power and responsibility. I firmly believe that sharing stories and information provides others with the motivation and opportunity to do great things and make changes in the world. If I can help someone else by sharing their story, I’m delighted to do so because in helping others, we improve ourselves.

Global Team of 200 Member: Monica Olivera
Blog: MommyMaestra.com

Monica Olivera is the founder and publisher of MommyMaestra.com, a site for Latino families that homeschool, as well as families with children in a traditional school setting who want to take a more active role in their children’s education. On her site, Monica shares bilingual resources for parents and teachers.

A mother of two, she feels quite strongly about the future of our children, and believes that all parents should strive to raise their children to be proud of their heritage and culture.

Monica is also a regular contributor to Mamiverse.com, NBC Latino, and Plaza Familia, encouraging Latino parents to get involved in their kids’ education. Her articles have also appeared on Fox News Latino, and she has been on NPR’s Tell Me More show and PBS NewsHour.

She was voted the 2011 winner of the Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) “Best Latina Education Blogger” award.

This year, Monica was honored to be asked by Mamiverse to meet with First Lady, Michelle Obama, to discuss some of the issues impacting Hispanic families across the nation.