hoje venho numa missão especial, muito especial! qual super-herói este blog vai ter super poderes entre hoje (24 de novembro) e 8 de dezembro! e o que é que isso quer dizer afinal?
a ikea convidou-me para ser uma das embaixadoras da campanha “doe um peluche, ofereça mais um sorriso”, o que significa também que represento uma campanha na qual poderão ajudar! e como? basta clicar neste símbolo aqui ao lado e por cada 500 cliques que existirem neste símbolo cor-de-rosinha, o a place for twiggs contribui com um peluche para a campanha de peluches e a ikea foundation contribui com 1€ para a unicef e a save the children. o valor angariado irá contribuir para planos de educação por esse mundo fora, nomeadamente em países onde as crianças têm muito menos hipóteses de educação.
podem ler aqui mais sobre esta campanha!
sendo assim, quanto mais clicarem, mais estarão a ajudar! não custa nada, as crianças agradecem com um sorriso enorme! um dos peluches que podem ser comprados e um dos meus preferidos, é esta princesa giraça com uma saia rodada de riscas vermelhas! esta em particular já foi para as mãos de uma menina de 7 anos que ficou deliciada com ela!
em alternativa, e se não tiverem crianças a quem oferecer peluches, podem ainda comprar na loja e entregar na mesma para serem doados pela ikea foundation a uma série de instituições em portugal. de qualquer forma, estarão sempre a ajudar!
e aqui fica ainda uma história sobre como todo o dinheiro angariado irá ser utilizado pela unicef e save the children!
“In Chacha, a town of about 100,000 people, in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia there are so many children enrolled in school, that classes are held in two shifts, in order to meet the 50 students per teacher ratio, the national standard. The Chacha Full Cycle Primary School, established 57 years ago, serves as Cluster Resource Center - sort of a mother school for six area schools.
It’s here that a variety of UNICEF programs are helping to expand and enhance educational opportunities for children, thanks to funding from the IKEA Foundation raised during the annual holiday Soft Toy Campaign at IKEA stores worldwide. For every Soft Toy sold at IKEA stores each holiday season, 1 euro is donated to education efforts like these. Just one euro can buy books and school supplies for five students!
Already, the partnership between UNICEF and the IKEA Foundation has equipped the school with educational and teaching materials, furnished tables and chairs for teachers, and desks where students can sit and study. The refurbished library at Chacha Primary school has also been supplied with educational essentials and supplementary reading material, including dictionaries, works of fiction and popular local folk tales. The librarian is encouraged by the children’s strong interest in the new materials, and as proof, notes their habit of checking books out for weekend reading.
The newly-stocked library is also helping children catch up. “I started school two years late because there were no schools in my village. I came to Chacha to live with my aunt so that I could attend school,” explains Emebet Begena, a 13-year old in fifth grade. “The reference books and supplementary reading materials in the library have helped me improve my reading and understanding of issues so that I am on equal footing with my classmates.” Emebet was also a member of the Civic/Ethics club last year, which produced local learning aids in the Pedagogical Center. With help from teachers, the students created teaching-learning aides for every subject taught at the school.
Funding from the IKEA Foundation has also facilitated continuous professional UNICEF Soft Toys Ethiopia 2011 development for teachers which has been particularly effective and appreciated. “In the Ethiopian Fiscal Year 2010, three professional development trainings took place, and we organized an exhibition highlighting innovative teaching methods from each satellite school, which were presented by students at the Cluster Center,” says Ato Tilahun Getahen, Director of Seriti Primary School, one of the satellites supported by these UNICEF efforts. The teachers’ shared experiences in preparing lesson plans and teaching aids, as well as access to office equipment at the Cluster Resource Center, adds value to the overall educational experience for students and teachers alike.
With on-going support from the IKEA Foundation – thanks to millions of customers and coworkers who join in the IKEA Soft Toy Campaign each year – UNICEF can continue to make major improvements to help even more children in Ethiopia access a quality education, and all the opportunities for a better everyday life that it can bring.
IKEA customers contribute to improved education for millions of children in Africa, Asia and Central and Eastern Europe through the annual “Soft toy” campaign. During the holiday season at the end of each year, one Euro for every soft toy sold in IKEA stores is donated to Save the Children and UNICEF educational projects around the world. Together we are already helping 8 million children getting access to improved education.
The IKEA Foundation aims to improve the opportunities for children and youth by funding holistic, long-term programs that can create substantial, lasting change, and enable them to take charge of their own future. We work with strong strategic partners applying innovative approaches to achieve large-scale results in four fundamental areas of a child’s life. Currently funded programs benefit n estimated 100 million children.”
por isso, o que peço é que cliquem neste selo todos os dias, dia sim-dia não, de manhã e à noite… quando quiserem, mas cliquem muito, porque estarão a ajudar! e como há sempre quem não dispense uma ida à ikea por altura do natal, pensem nas crianças e tragam um peluche e/ou um livro infantil! eu agradeço, a ikea agradece e as crianças sorriem em agradecimento do mais genuíno que existe!
from today until december 8th, this blog has supa-dupa powers, but i need you to make them work! as you may have read above, a story how ikea foundation helps children all around the world, ikea is launching once again, a campaign where you help them raise money to give away to unicef and save the children. every time you buy a soft toy and/or a children book, ikea gives 1€ to unicef and save the children.
and for every 500 clicks on this cute pink stamp on the sidebar, a place for twiggs will also give one soft toy for this campaign! so let’s help and click away! we need to raise as much toys and money as we can! thank you so much for your help! ikea thanks you and the children will be delighted with your help!