A lot of us are having fun this summer by splashing around in a lake, river, ocean or pool, but this video by Jake Lyell reminds us that clean water is a luxury in much of the world. That’s why ChildFund’s corporate partner Procter & Gamble’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water program is so important. For a decade, P&G has provided Purifier of Water packets to children in vulnerable communities around the world, including in seven countries where ChildFund works. Watch and see. 

Nicholas Winton, Who Saved Hundreds Of Jewish Children From The Holocaust, Dies Wednesday July 1st At 106. 

(pictured above: Winton in 2009.)

“Dubbed the “British Schindler,” Winton helped 669 Jewish children avoid a grim fate by smuggling them out of Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. 

Many might recall this video involving him.

His death was confirmed by the Rotary Club in the English town of Maidenhead, of which he was a former president. 

It is estimated some 6,000 people around the world have descended from the 669 Jewish children whose escape from the Nazis Winton helped to mastermind.

According to his local Maidenhead newspaper, Winton died exactly 76 years to the day that a train left Prague carrying 241 children he helped to save.” 



Attention Chosen Children around the world! It’s time for another digital adventure… This unofficial fanzine includes wonderful illustrations of Digimon Adventures, 02 and TRI, just on time for this year’s 16th ODAIBA MEMORIAL!

17€ // 36 pages // A4 (210x297mm /8.3" x 11.7") // Full Color
(international shipping +3,45€ // german shipping + 1,45€)

Preorders will end on AUGUST 1st! Early orders will be shipped out a week before so it’ll (ideally) reach you on Odaiba Memorial or some little time later. The rest will be shipped out after the preorder has ended.

A limited preorder bonus will include stickers of the 8 Chosen Children, so grab them now!

Alyssa // Exty // Huliia // Jess Kim // Jox // Kanu Pham // Kimqi // Kurkoboltsi // Le // Olee // PastelPeach // Pom // Prassio // Sanigo // Seiryuuden // Sesamoia // Stindaan // Synthesine // Vivian



Update: The stickers are now SOLD OUT! That was a lot faster than expected, a big thanks to everyone who has bought a zine so far! Keep it up! hehe

  • 24 June 1987 ; Rosario, Argentina

“”For the world of football, he [Messi] is a treasure because he is a role model for children around the world. In the space of half a metre, he can move right or left - it is like he has the ball attached to his body. Maradona was also a little bit like this, and it could be because they are both low centre of gravity.“”— Johan Cruyff 


It’s coming up to JK Rowling’s 50th birthday which can only mean one thing… Light Up Jo’s Birthday is back!

Once again, throughout July we will be raising money for Jo’s charity Lumos, which aims to end the institutionalisation of children around the world. So far we’ve raised over £7,500 and this year we want to make Jo’s special birthday even better. 

To do this we need your help, so we’re putting on a great prize draw again. You could win prizes such as:

-A signed copy of The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling

- A limited edition, illustrated copy of A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin, signed by the author and the illustrator, Ted Nasmith

- A one night stay at The Georgian House Hotel’s ‘Wizard Chambers’ room

- A copy of The Casual Vacancy on DVD, signed by the cast and crew

- A limited edition Marauder’s Map print by MinaLima

- A signed photo of Chris Rankin

- A pair of tickets to Potted Potter

- A pair of tickets to the Muggle Tours Walking Tour of London

And more! You can enter by donating to our fundraiser- but you can also enter for free. For all the details, head on over to our fundraising page

We’d also like you to get more involved this year by holding your own fundraisers- bake some cakes, run a race, jump out of a plane… Or anything else you can  think of that would make Jo smile! 

And as ever, what we really need is people to help us spread the word: so if you aren’t able to donate, please reblog this post, tell your friends, and help us to make this year the most successful yet. 

The world needs to count its girls!

That’s the message that President Obama sent earlier this month when he signed the Girls Count Act into law. Congress had previously approved the act by unanimous vote.

There are 220 million children around the world who are uncounted. They were not registered at birth, and they don’t have birth certificates.

The law authorizes the U.S. to support programs in developing countries that make it easier for parents to register a daughter at birth and obtain a birth certificate for her.

I had two questions: Why is a birth certificate so important? And what about boys — don’t they count, too?

The U.S. Now Has A ‘Girls Count’ Law. But Don’t Boys Count, Too?

Photo Credit:  Jannatul Mawa/UNICEF

anonymous asked:

Unfollowing because you constantly post about Palestine. The Muslim community in general is very anti Semitic & obsessed with Israel. Why don't you show the same outrage towards oppressive regimes in Syria & Yemen as you do for the Israeli government? What about the genocide & ethnic cleansing in Darfur and Tibet?

Yeah sure please unfollow me.

You do realize people come and ask me questions about Palestine because I am a pure blooded gazawi Palestinian. All my knowledge is on my country. I am not Anti-Semitic I have no idea where you got that from and not all the Muslim community is. Jews are our cousins and we respect their following of Judaism. There’s a big difference between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism.

You are right on the fact that I don’t talk much about Syria (although I have many posts that have gone viral on tumblr I made for the Syrian children), and about other unfortunate places around the world. You are upset because I’m not this perfect news reporting blog. Well I’m sorry. That’s not what I’m meant to be here for.


June 20 is World Refugee Day, which was established in 2000 by the United Nations General Assembly to remember people displaced by conflict or persecution. Refugees span the entire globe; Africans trying to cross the Mediterranean, Syrians fleeing ISIS into Turkey and Greece, and the Rohingya escaping Myanmar. This is a story that repeats itself over and over again as genocide and systemic persecution drive the swelling mass of refugees. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates there are more than 60 million refugees around the world, half of whom are women and children. This is the highest number of refugees since World War II.

Reading about the plight of refugees, it’s easy for the suffering millions to meld together into a faceless mass. That’s why I want to place one human face on the 60 million refugees. I want to share the story of my mother. My mother isn’t just a refugee or a survivor of genocide. She is a woman with the heart of a tiger.

60 million people live as refugees today. This is my family’s story of surviving genocide and becoming Americans


Favorites Greek Gods/Goddess(8/?): NYX

In Hesiod’s Theogony, Nyx, the personification of night, was born of Chaos at the dawn of time, along with five other primordial beings. One of her siblings, Erebos, the personification of darkness, became her consort and together they created Aether and Hemera, respectively the personifications of brightness and day.

On her own, Nyx gave birth to more children: Moros (Destiny), Hypnos and Thanatos (Sleep and Peaceful Death), Momus (Blame), Oizys (Misery), Apate (Deceit), Nemesis (Retribution), Eris (Strife), Philotes (Affection), and Geras (Old Age), as well as the Hesperides (Nymphs of the Evening), the Oneiroi (Dreams), the Moirai (the Fates), and the Keres (female daemons of violent death).

Although her children were mostly scattered around the world, Nyx and the brothers Hypnos and Thanatos were said to inhabit Tartarus, the deepest, darkest part of the underworld. However, Nyx didn’t spend all her time in Tartarus: whenever Hemera arrived, Nyx would leave, ensuring that Day and Night would not occur in the same place at the same time.

I’m thoroughly convinced there’s a conspiracy going on around the world to eliminate non-blacks and replace them with mixed-race children: I’m certain this will cause some cultures to become lost or changed all together, but I also feel as though this is inevitable because even now, when people protest this, there seen as white sympathizers and racists.

An example of this in progress would be from the current Miss Japan, I can’t change things overnight but in 100-200 years there will be very few pure Japanese left,“ and the horror currently facing white folks in South Africa.


“Before I sleep at night I imagine that I am in school and studying in class. Then my parents pick me up and we go home where we live in peace.”

The haunting words of a young girl living in a refugee camp. One of 30 million children around the world who on World Refugee Day today are displaced from their homes by conflicts and emergencies.

The girl features in a video (watch it below) about an “on-air” school which provides core teaching in Arabic, maths and English to children aged four to seven and older ones who have missed out on school.

Broadcaster SAT-7 launched a 90-minute daily programme called My School (Madrasati in Arabic) in March. Rita Elmounayer, SAT-7 KIDS and SAT-7 ARABIC Executive Director, said many displaced children - even some in refugee camps - are still able to watch television.

(via World Refugee Day: TV show teaches Arab children who are out of school | A World At School)

So I decided to go to Vancouver with the Twisted Sister (onceuponageeek) in August rather than go to my cousin’s destination wedding in Vegas this week. All that family togetherness is not what wanted to spend the last of my 20 days vacation on. And now my mother is texting me a blow-by-blow account of exactly where they are, what’s being said, who’s eating what. With pictures.

Clearly she is the queen of The Guilt Trip.

And yet… With every text, I am more and more sure that I made absolutely the right choice.

“ Since 2008, World Sickle Cell Awareness Day has been held annually, in order to help increase public knowledge and raise awareness of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and the struggles sufferers and their families go through.
The date was chosen to commemorate the day on which a resolution was officially adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations, recognising SCD as a public health concern.
SCD affects millions of people around the world, including both adults and children. It is a potentially fatal disease and, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is one of the main causes of premature death amongst children under the age of five in various African countries.
Some health groups dedicated to SCD treatment or support hold special educational celebrations. However, even if you cannot attend one, why not spend the day researching the illness, learning about the signs and symptoms and increasing your understanding of its global impact? ” #TheMoreYouKnow #SCD (at Cambria Park)


SmileTrain 400
Directed and Animated by Joan Chung, at Polyester Studio

I’ve been interning at Polyester Studio for the past month and half, and it’s been pretty cool.

This is a 15 sec (that expanded to a 25 sec) spot that I directed/animated for SmileTrain, a non-profit team that offers free cleft lip and palate surgery to children around the world.

The timeframe for pre-production & production was one month and two weeks, which was pretty generous. (I worked on some character designs with Jeremy (Polyester Studio’s co-founder) on a project for Optimum when the spot needed to be approved by the agency and its clients. I’ll post those later.)

Above are the style frames & rough animation (speed x2). Below are the storyboards/leica and the final spot.