Wednesday, 27 March 2013

We're feeling very inspired......

This morning Chris and Lawden came from World Vision to talk to the year 6, 7 and 8s about the importance of World Vision and how they help the children and their families throughout the world's poorest countries. Today they explained what World Vision did to help the people of Mali e.g. built wells, irrigation for their crops that they need to survive using solar power.

The reason why they talked a lot about Mali is because our school sponsors a girl called Oumou who is influenced by the droughts, the famine and the climate change. Here is the story of Donkii from Mali.

We are planning a market day with the year 7&8s where we have to organise and plan to sell a good or  a service to the school community. All of the profits go to our sponsor child Oumou.

Chris and Lawden also talked to us about dreaming big and making a difference in the world. Even doing the small things like recycling and maybe biking to work rather than driving in the car makes the difference. To stay strong and not be justified as some else's judgement; be yourself and follow what you believe in.

Also in life you need to prioritise what you want and what you need. Think about cutting out the things in life like getting a coffee from a shop or buying a moro bar after a hockey game. Cutting these things out you can save so much money; money that could go towards children that are dying every day of hunger.  

I was inspired by Chris's talk and now I would like to help, not just by rising money but by organising a group of year 8s who would like to come with me to the World Vision offices in Christchurch to help
with whatever they need.

My question is have you thought about doing the 40 Hour Famine this year?

Lilli and Nadia

Here is Chris telling us about how these are important times for getting rid of some of the really bad things that are happening in the world. He tells us that the world will need leaders and he feels that as young, lucky New Zealanders we are in a great position to help.

Chris from Bridget Compton-Moen on Vimeo.


  1. I am looking forward to the market day and am hoping that there will be some information about your child sponsor!

  2. I found Chris really inspirational and also it helped learning more about Mali where our child sponsor lives. I didn't realise that World Vision had done so much work to the world. After he came it made me think of different ways we could get kids motivated and to do the 40 hour famine to raise money.


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