As you may have noticed; I am supporting 1Goal – here in SynapticLight and on FaceBook. I believe that 1Goal is a brilliant concept. Rather than just buying food and serving an immediate need that will just keep re-occurring, 1Goal seeks to provide a way to educate as many people as possible. Really a sophisticated approach to “Buy a man a fish and feed him for one day, teach him to fish and feed him everyday”
A child born to a mother who can read is 50% more likely to survive past the age of five.
I encourage you to join1goal and to spread the word.
Here is what 1Goal is about:
Today, 72 million children in the world are denied the chance to go to school. These children could be our next generation’s leaders, sports stars, doctors and teachers. But they face a lifelong struggle against poverty.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Since 2000, 40 million more children are in school. Education beats poverty – and gives people the tools to help themselves.
1GOAL is a campaign seizing the power of football to ensure that education for all is a lasting impact of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Raising our voices all over the world we believe that, together, we can make education a reality for the millions of boys and girls who remain out of school.
“This is our chance to show not just out-of-school children, but our own children, that when we make a promise, we keep it. With your help, we could have billions of fans cheering not just for their teams, but for one team: 1GOAL. This is our moment to shine; we can bring millions of children in from the shadows of ignorance, and light up their lives with the legacy of education.” ~ Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah Co-Founder and Global Co-Chair, 1GOAL
You can help make education for all a reality.
1GOAL is bringing together footballers, fans, charities, corporations and individuals to lobby and achieve our ambitious aim of education for everyone. By joining the 1GOAL team, you can strengthen the campaign’s voice and give us the best possible chance of success.