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MY 12 BILL OF RIGHTS FOR KIDS 2017
by Timon Studler/unspalsh.com
I was hoping 2016 was a better year for you, but it seems that very little progress has been made to help children move out of poverty and hunger, grow up in peace, and receive an education.
As we enter 2017, this world is faced with a challenge just to get food into every child's belly. In the world, one in every eight kids go to bed hungry. In addition, over 20,000 kids die each and every day, and one in five die before they reach five years of age. That is unacceptable! The world grows enough food to feed over 10 billion people, but it cannot seem to feed the 795 million people who are dying of starvation. Why? Well maybe it has something to do with greed and war. After all there are more than 230 million kids living in war torn countries. Then there is the matter of education. For 57 million kids, there is no education--no school--no teachers--no knowledge. So here is my 2017 Children's Bill of Rights.
Every child has the right to food.
Every child has the right to climb out of poverty.
Every child has the right to health care.
Every child has the right to play without fearing for their life.
Every child has the right to go to school.
Every child has the right to an education.
Every child has the right to shelter.
Every child has a right to live in peace.
Every child has the right to grow up.
Every child has the right to dream and to expect those dreams to come true.
Every child has the right to privacy.
Every child has the right to be loved.
What can you do to help yourself? To help another child? Or, to educate your parents so that they reach out and help a child in need? Let's make 2017 a better year and give children the rights they deserve!
One of my 2017 Bill of Children's Rights, is your right to an education. Now I know for some of you the idea of school makes you roll your eyes and sigh. However, for 101 million children, according to UNICEF, the ability to go to school is denied.
For them there are no books, no teachers, no homework, and no education. They will not be able to read or write, and for a large number they will not be able to even add or subtract simple equations. There are many reasons they are denied an education. For some, there are no schools. For others, school is a luxury that only a minority can afford. For even more however, they are denied school because they are girls, or their culture is different that the government's, or the government just does not have enough money to provide all their citizens with an education.
These kids are destined to become part of the growing illiterate (not able to read or write) adult population of almost 760 million adults who do not have the means to m…
Racism is the belief that skin color, or heritage, determines a person's abilities, strengths, and characteristics. It also means that everyone whose skin or heritage belongs to a specific group is either inferior or superior to every other group. Racism breeds discrimination, prejudice, anger, and even violence.
Children have been prevented from attending school because of racism. People have been refused medical treatment because of racism. World wars have been started because of racism. And, millions of people have died because of racism. It is important that you understand that because you are the future, and it is important that you--the children of the world--say "NO" to racism.
Racism is not new. It's been with us for centuries. As a child, I even experienced racism because my mother was part Native American. She was called a "Breed", and we were her little papooses. Or as one of my second grade teachers called my sister, "Little Chief"…
I love dinosaurs, and I know I am not alone. Just the idea that an animal bigger than a house might have walked right where I live is fascinating. That's why I always check out the new books for kids on dinosaurs. The one I want to highlight today is the story of Toby.
Toby is a newly hatched T-Rex. You would think that there was nothing in the world that could frighten a T-Rex especially when he has a giant mama to protect him. But Toby is small, and in the pre-historic world, small is not always a good thing. Small things get eaten by bigger things. So, when the giant bird swoops down and steals Toby from his nest, Toby thinks he is never going to see his mama again.
But, all is not lost. Instead, Toby sets out on a fantastic journey to find his mama. Will he succeed? Will Toby find his mama? You have to read "Dinosaur Toby: Finding Mommy", a Kindle book, to find out. Get your copy today. It's free to read if you have Kindle Unlimited, or only $1.99 to buy. Her…