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#Blogust is here!

August 1, 2013

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50,000 #Blogust post comments = 50,000 life-saving vaccines. Yes, it is that time of year again when commenting on blog posts equates to life-saving vaccines for children around the world. Throughout the month of August, a different blogger will share his/her story each day. Each comment made every day on these participating #Blogust stories will […]

Quality Is Just As Important As Quantity

July 18, 2013

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Just recently, news came out about children from a school in the Indian state of Bihar dying from food poisoning. Reading this broke my heart, especially since the food given to these children was free food provided by their government to school children as a method to fight malnutrition. The news of this tragedy hit home because I remembered my grandma […]

Project Banig Zamboanga: Alternative Education for Underprivileged Filipino Children

April 22, 2013

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A woven mat (banig in Tagalog) has never been as powerful an object until a group of storytellers in the small, southern Philippine city of Zamboanga decided to use it as a tool for children and storytellers to come together and explore worlds through creativity and learning. Project Banig Zamboanga (PBZ) is a group of young adults […]

#MDGMomentum

April 5, 2013

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Do you know about the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals? Have you ever heard anyone you know talk about them? I had no idea that they existed before I decided to play a more active role in helping improve our world. In 2000, world leaders joined the U.N. Millennium Summit at the U.N. headquarters in […]

I need your help.

February 19, 2013

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Please click http://shotatlife.org/join.html to sign up as a supporter for Shot@Life and be a part of history and join the movement to support access to vaccines globally. When asked “How did you hear about us,” it is very important that you please click “OTHER” and please type CANDICE D. under “Specify.” My goal is to find at least […]

The Revolutionary Optimists – A Film

February 12, 2013

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The movie The Revolutionary Optimists was played during the first day of the 2013 Shot@Life Champion Summit in Washington, D.C. It revolves around a group of children as young as 11 years old living in the slums of Kolkata, India who are advocating for change in their community; from pushing for access to clean, potable […]

Short Films With Powerful Messages

February 3, 2013

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Click here to watch a few really short films via Global Citizen that have powerful messages about different areas we can focus on to end poverty, and how we all can come together as citizens of the world to do so. Make sure to watch all of the films (they play one after the other). These are […]

Bloggers Unite for Shot@Life

February 2, 2013

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Shot@Life’s 28 Days of Impact, which is a follow-up to last year’s Blogust campaign, started yesterday, Feb. 1, 2013. It is a blog relay during the entire month of February, where each day, a selected blogger shares a story about the impact of vaccines on children in developing countries. Yesterday’s post was about Rukshar, India’s last […]

Happy Birthday to Me!

January 19, 2013

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Since my birthday is coming up, I think I have the golden ticket to ask for whatever I want as a birthday gift, right? Well, that’s what I think. So to make the most of this annual celebration, I did think of something to ask from each one of you for my birthday. You won’t […]

Bopha

December 17, 2012

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In a previous post, I wrote about childhood trauma in the children who survived the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. I’d like to address the children in the Philippines who have also experienced a potentially traumatizing event, which came in the form of a typhoon. Some people may have noticed that the Philippines has been hit by […]

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