BAG OF HOPE (BOH)
RAISING FUNDS FOR CHILDREN IN NEED.
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INFORMATION ON LIGHTUP BOH
We are currently working to break a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD.
Our plan is to make the largest Canvas Bag in the world. The bag will be designed by children from different parts of the world. We will start to make the bag in Nigeria (Date: 30th October – 1st November 2015), the bag will be divided into different parts and we will send it to selected countries and then finally assemble the parts in the United kingdom. All the children involved will receive award stickers for their achievement. All participating schools across the world will receive a CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION from the Guinness World Record if we are successful with our attempt.
The bag will be used to raise funds to support the less privileged children in identified places in the world through donating funds raised to notable organisations advocating and supporting projects that work with the less privileged children and young people, as well as funding various African projects. We will send parts of the bag to the less privileged and privileged children in some countries to design as well as children from the developed countries.
We expect children and young people to design the bag.
How can Schools and Youth Groups get involved:
We encourage both primary and secondary schools in different countries to express their interest in participating in this project. In as much as this project is designed with the primary aim of giving hope to children and young people in selected countries of the world, we are aware of our limitations to accept all applications as this is not a realistic exercise. On this note we will like to request that all interested youth groups and schools should send the information below to firstname.lastname@example.org, with mail subject indicated as LIGHTUP BOH.
2. FULL ADDRESS
3. E-MAIL CONTACT and
4. COUNTRY OF OPERATION
Lightup will contact you within 3 days to notify you of your success and we will advice you and agree with you on a selected date for visitation. If successful on this attempt The Guinness World record will give be willing to give Certificate of participation to all participating bodies and individuals for a token fee.
For schools interested in participating:
We will get students in each participating school involved with this process i.e. each student will have the privilege of gluing a sequin on the bag to form the design drawn on the bag.All the students participating will receive a sticker evidence of their involvement, and each school will receive a certificate of participation.
LIGHTUP IS CURRENTLY WORKING WITH RESEARCH INFORMATION .FROM UNICEF AND OTHER NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF OUT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN WITH THE BOH PROJECT. VIEW FACTS BELOW.
Relevant Facts On Out Of School Children:
- 218 million children aged 5 - 17 are involved in child labor worldwide.
- 126 million children work in hazardous conditions, often enduring beatings, humiliation and sexual violence by their employers.
- The highest numbers of child laborers are in the Asia/Pacific region, where there are 122 million working children.
(source: International Labor Organization)
Janice Bellace observed that “Any country that has high levels of child labor also has high adult unemployment.” The reason is simple - children provide cheap labor. Why would a company employ an adult who costs more when they can put children to work and pay them substantially less?
“The cycle of poverty will not be broken unless poor children get a basic education.”
-- Janice Bellace, Director of the Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business at Wharton.
- - 7.57 million children between the ages 5 to 10 who are not attending school in the South Asia region. Another 25.29 million children between the ages 11 to 13 should be in secondary education but are not in school at all. These numbers make South Asia the region with the second highest number of children not getting an education, after Sub-Saharan Africa. Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children UNICEF. January 2014