Nelson Mandela once equated the world to a human body. He said that in the same way a human body cannot deny the impact of gangrene on a limb, the world cannot ignore the plight of so many orphans in Africa. To do so is not just immoral, it imperils us all.
Mandela’s powerful analogy stands for why we must raise awareness of any situation in which children are put at risk or left alone to fend for themselves.
For meaningful, lasting action and change to take place, people across the globe must know and understand the issue.
CreateCare Global has set itself two tasks. The first is physical: to bring hope, support and comfort to children for whom poverty and loss are everyday tormentors.
Spread the word
The second, and in our view equally important, is to spread the message to the world. Our board members are talented and experienced communicators tackling this issue.
Programs like Kids Helping Kids and the two projects we currently support, In the Bag and CandleNight are part of the campaign. The programs and these projects hold enormous promise; they have the potential to ignite the energy, enthusiasm and compassion of young minds awakening to notions of injustice of all kinds.
Through the children, families and whole communities can be drawn in to creating small but intersecting ripples of change on the face of this vast disaster. Every small act they fulfil, makes a big impact.
Recognition and support
We also raise awareness by highlighting the extraordinary work being done around the world by grassroots organisations, who with little assistance or presence, go to great lengths to help these children not only survive but thrive. They deserve our recognition and support.
Organisations like Knit-a-square South Africa, HUG, Gomo Foundation, Reality Gives, and ZANE demonstrate how much work is being done by selfless, dedicated volunteers worldwide.
We are currently developing relationships with organisations all over the world and raising awareness of their work by writing and sharing their stories here and on social media.
You can help us in this work by reading and sharing these stories as we publish them and our Facebook Page and Instagram feed with your networks.
A mighty wall of ideas, one brick at a time
Just as a wall becomes structurally strong once hundreds or thousands of bricks are laid, one at a time, organisations like CreateCare Global grow and become solid platforms with every ‘share’, ‘like’ or ‘follow’ you give us. Each one helping us to raise awareness and to spread the word.