Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thursday Theme Song: We are the world.

This is Keren Rego, she is a most incredible person I have met. You will have read a lot about the things she does for environmental issues from my blog posts. She is currently organising the Food for Charity for Nepal. Keren works with me at Pt Chevalier school as a teacher. Tomorrow, she will be participating for a second time the Oxfam Trailwalker, that is 100 kilometers. I saw her one Sunday training with her partner. I almost feel embarassed when I tell people I had done the 10 km. Photo of Keren with her son Otis.

Foodsale was one of the few meaningful things I have done in my life. During my sixteen years in Singapore as a faculty wife, my group of Biblestudy women friends who lived on the campus of Nanyang Technological University wanted to do something useful with our hands.

A group of American students visit Kenya School for the Deaf. They invited some deaf children to USA with them.

Oxfam is an international confederation of 15 organizations working together in over 90 countries and with partners and allies around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.

We work directly with communities and we seek to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decision that affect them.
What we do

Find out how we work with others to end poverty and injustice, from campaigning to responding to emergencies.
Why we do it

We believe that respect for human rights will help lift people out of poverty.
Our history

Find out more about Oxfam.

We strive to do what we say we will do. Read about our core values and operating principles against which we measure ourselves.
Until 2012, our work to achieve a just world without poverty will be guided by our Strategic Plan, "Demanding Justice."

Oxfam Trailwalker, the worlds greatest team challenge, http://www.oxfamtrailwalker.org.nz/, Mar 31 - Apr 1, 2012

Teams of four will soon descend on Lake Taupo to take on the World's Greatest Team Challenge, walking 100km in 36 hours to support Oxfam's life saving work http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifthttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifhroughout the Pacific and Southeast Asia.

Oxfam Trailwalker is the most life changing, team building, foot slogging, friendship forming, group hugging experience...ever!



There comes a time when we heed a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
And its time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all

We can't go on pretending day by day
That someone, somehow will soon make a change
We are all a part of Gods great big family
And the truth, you know,
Love is all we need

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
Its true we'll make a better day
Just you and me

Send them your heart so they'll know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us by turning stones to bread
So we all must lend a helping hand


When you're down and out, there seems no hope at all
But if you just believe there's no way we can fall
Let us realize that a change can only come
When we stand together as one




Jaime Clark said...

Your story is very inspiring. Keep up the good work.

My Mind's Eye said...

Hi Ann...this is one of my favorite songs. Your pictures are perfect.
Hugs Madi and Mom

George said...

Thanks for posting this reminder of the great work being done by Oxfam and its partners.