The week of 16-19 May 2016 was an important week for girls and women throughout the world with the hosting Women Deliver's 4th Global Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was also a milestone for our Motherhood Projects which incorporate the Alliance for Maternal Health Equality (AMHE), Safe Motherhood Week (SMW) and the Pregnancy and Medicine Initiative (PMI).
Share a Story: children can make a real difference too
It’s never too early to start teaching our children about how they can make a real difference to someone else’s life. The Endeavour Elementary School in Issaquah, Washington is doing just that.
The school has come up with a unique way of combining its humanitarian goals with its literacy goals: it is encouraging pupils to write story books for children in schools in the Cook Islands as part of its enriching “Share a Story” project. To date, the pupils have written over 115 books, with even the youngest pupils in kindergarten helping create alphabet and number books.
The recipients just love the stories. So much so that they too have been inspired to write – sending not just hand-written thank you notes, but hand-drawn and hand-printed stories back to the children in Washington.
This is a truly inspiring project, giving the next generation a wider perspective on the world and the positive impact they can have on it.
How else can we nourish the next generation?
Break Dengue was awarded “Most Impactful Emerging Initiative” at the eyeforpharma Barcelona Awards. Break Dengue was one of 29 entries in the category, and received the honours “following a unanimous vote by the panel of international industry experts and patient advocates”.