Sunday, December 9, 2007

Blogging for D4A

As I mentioned a while ago, Kuukivi and I became partners with Designers4Africa to support raise funds for different non-profit organizations. Recently, I offered/volunteered to start a blog for D4A and write about different projects going on with the different non-profits that we work with. Its been an experience just reading on different thing happening in that great continent of Africa.

I am excited about the opportunity to join D4A and really happy to be able to do more than just donate my creations. I am trying to help a little with D4A website too but writing that blog is becoming a passion. The first time I saw the video on "Invisible Children" it made me think of how fortunate most of us are to be able to sleep comfortably in our beds and homes while there are children who walk miles into a town to just sleep in a hospital because they are afraid of getting abducted if they stayed home!. Today I read about a particular district in Congo where women and girls (probably people in general) are giong into a forest just to sleep because they are afraid of gettign violently raped in front of their family members!.

I feel very fortunate indeed to be able to put the few skills I have to good use. I will be posting a few more here too as we get close to any fundraising events.

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