Thursday, April 21, 2016

Teach Children to be Global Citizens with World Vision - Giveaway

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While the world is vast-- global population exceeds 7 billion people across thousands of diverse ethnic, religious and linguistic groups--the Internet is transforming how we connect to each other, making it easier than ever to embrace global citizenship from an early age.

There are ways parents can teach children to be global citizens.  Following are some tips from World Vision for bringing this concept home:

- Turn story time into a teachable moment: Learning about other countries and cultures can happen during daily activities. Choose children’s books that accurately portray other cultures or focus on historical events for afternoon or bedtime reading. After finishing the book, parents can talk to children about what they learned and how the lives of the characters in the book differ from their own.

- Make the facts digestible for young minds: Young children may have a difficult time comprehending abstract statistics about inequality around the world. Create a math activity at home to make this information more relatable. Use beads or buttons to count out how many children are in the child’s class, and then remove items based on global averages for clean water access or hunger statistics. According to World Vision’s 2015 Food Assistance Report, 1 in 6 children – more than 1.4 million kids - are dangerously underweight because they lack access to adequate food and nutritional assistance. For a classroom of 24, remove 4 beads to represent these children.
Front side of a Handmade Baby Bib, which can be purchased through the World Vision Gift Catalog. The bibs are handmade by artisans in Bali using only sustainable materials and recycled fabrics.

- Experiment at home: Ask children to put themselves in another person’s shoes by conducting experiments at home. For example, create a family menu budgeting $1.25 a day per family member. Give children $1.25 during the next grocery store trip - the amount of money that 1.3 billion people worldwide live on each day, according to World Vision - and let them shop and price compare themselves. Afterwards, talk about the types of foods they couldn’t purchase and what kinds of foods the menu is limited to: Were you able to purchase fresh fruits or vegetables? Is the meal limited to rice or pasta? What kind of protein could you afford to buy?

- Sponsor a child: Get children involved directly in providing a “hand up” to communities in need around the world by sponsoring a child as a family through World Vision. Involve children in the process of choosing a boy or girl to sponsor; ask them to write cards and draw pictures for the sponsored child, and talk to them regularly about how the sponsorship donation is helping provide equal opportunities for boys and girls, clean water, bed nets, job training for parents, and much more – including the freedom to simply be a child.
back side of bib

Why sponsor through World Vision?

Though children and families face hardships like poverty and conflict, we can bring hope to a hurting world. Child sponsorship through World Vision allows for a one-on-one relationship with a sponsored child, while pooling gifts from sponsors who support children within the same community to provide long-term resources for lasting change. World Vision believes that effective development that lifts communities and individuals out of long-term poverty lies in helping them discover their potential as human beings and mobilizing communities to take ownership of long-term projects that support clean water, healthcare, agriculture, education and income generation. Join us in partnering with those in need to build lasting solutions that address their challenges. Together, we can be greater than adversity.

To learn more about how World Vision child sponsorship works, visit: http://www.worldvision.org/sponsor-a-child/how-sponsorship-works?campaign=3020570
 
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29 comments:

latanya t said...

I have not sponsored a child

Renee said...

I haven't.

Maryann D. said...

I have not sponsored through World Vision but it is a nice idea.
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[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

I have not sponsored a child through World Vision or other organization yet!

Fiona N

Lori Clark said...

I have not sponsored one through that but I have donated to Samaritans purse and did the shoebox gifts as well through there!

Nancy said...

I have not sponsored a child.

Nancy
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bison61 said...

I have not sponsored one

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Heather! said...

I have not sponsored a child. I did adopt a whale, though! :)

Michelle Elizondo said...

No have not

alissa apel said...

I haven't, but it looks like something I should do.

Charlene S. said...

I have never sponsored a child. I donate to my local children's charities.

amy tolley (amylynn73) said...

no i have never sponsored a child thru world vision before

Dana Germain said...

no i have never sponsored a child

kmcgrew213 said...

no i have not but i would love to someday

Synaptrix777 said...

I haven't sponsored a child before but I'd like to someday.
ALONA Y.

Angela Saver said...

No, I have never sponsored a child, but would really like to!

Breanne said...

No I haven't

Leela said...

I've never done that.

John & Pam Collins said...

I have never sponsored a child through World Vision.
Pam C.
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Diana said...

I have never sponsored a child but think its a great idea
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Meghan Berdelle said...

I have not!

Janet Boyanton said...

No, but I have helped sponsor goats and chickens to help feed hungry families.

LeAnn Harbert said...

I haven't sponsored a child through this organization.

Sue Hull said...

I sponsored a child through another organisation.After becoming disabled I wasnt able to do it anymore.I do tithe to a ministry called Operation Blessing.I love helping people who are less fortunate. Thank you for the chance :)

Sue Hull said...

I sponsored a child through another organisation.After becoming disabled I wasnt able to do it anymore.I do tithe to a ministry called Operation Blessing.I love helping people who are less fortunate. Thank you for the chance :)

Megan C said...

No I have not sponsor a child. I didn't know you could till now. I always donate animals each year, not sure how I missed that. I know what I will be doing this year, thanks!

Stephanie O'Day said...

I have not sponsored a child through any organization, but I have really thought about it when I get to a more stable financial position!

Anna Tetreault said...

I have! It was very rewarding :)

lilyk said...

I've never sponsored a child before.