BritMums is proud to be a founding member of ONE Mums – along with Michelle from Mummy From the Heart, Kate from Kate on Thin Ice, Alex from Doing It All for Aleyna, Michelle from The American Resident, Melitsa from Play Activities, Laura from Chez Mummy and BritMums co-founders Jennifer of www.Jenography.net and Susanna from A Modern Mother.
ONE Mums is the movement of British mums joining forces with the charity ONE to spread awareness of and fight extreme poverty and preventable diseases. You may have heard of ONE already because of its famous cofounder, Bono. We like him, but its the charity’s mission that’s really motivating us. The charity’s “blogger task force” started in America with their influential ONE Moms group and the idea is simple: mums leading a movement to promote education, engagement and activism on behalf of the world’s poorest.
If you’re concerned about world poverty, education, children’s health, the economic and agricultural wellbeing of developing nations, then take action and be a ONE Mum! Here’s how:
- Sign the petition urging EU leaders to pass laws requiring oil, gas and mining companies to publish payments to foreign governments, so that local people will have transparency with their sale of their natural resources.
- Join the #ONEMum Twitter party at 12:30 on Tuesday 10 Apr to support #Letsthrive – Come to learn about why we need to support anti-poverty programmes and what they actually achieve! Find out more
- Blog about being a ONE Mum or ONE Dad about your support and link back to the www.ONE.org site and
- Stay tuned to all of the ONE Mum Ambassadors for the latest activities – there’s going to be a fun meme and Linky, a video challenge and more!
Here’s what the ONE Mum Ambassadors are saying already:
Doing It All for Aleyna: We don’t want your money, we want your VOICE
Kate on Thin Ice: Not all the news out of Africa is bad news
Jenography.net: Do charity initiatives really make a difference?
Play Activities: The voice of #ONEmums
Mummy from the Heart: Failure to thrive – at home and abroad
And here’s a video that will get you motivated, with a powerful observation: