What can you do to improve the plight of children in armed conflicts?
Don't let your compassion wither... there are worthwhile NGOs and agencies making a real difference with real programs in the field, that have high professional standards and diverse staff with appropriate training and experience
UNICEF's United States Fund field notes blog has published a statement on the Kony 2012 debate worth reading
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict has also commented on the Kony 2012 campaign
Make a firm and steady resolve that you will donate time and/or money to creating more peace and prosperity in the lives of child survivors of armed conflict. Give yourself a few days to do research and to draw up a budget so you know what you can afford to commit. 1 to 10% percent of income is usually what people sacrifice to worthy charity in traditional yoga (see suggestion #4), and in many other spiritual traditions, to keep selfishness, greed & ego in check and/or to please the Creator.
I am going to find a simple pleasure that I can give up this month and donate to UNICEF instead.
Labels: Invisible Children