Happy International Day of Peace

by Dawne on September 21, 2010

“The International Day of Peace, observed each year on 21 September, is a global call for ceasefire and non-violence. This year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on young people around the world to take a stand for peace under the theme, Youth for Peace and Development.” *

I love the slogan:

Peace=Future, The Math is Easy.

Recently I experienced a moment of joyful hope. You can imagine my utter delight when I found a lovely poem about KAS written by my daughter. I was doodling in my notebook about KasCare and having encountered writer’s block I left the notebook on the table. I thought no more of it until I saw this lovely piece written about the children we serve.

Ongoing, children always
Respectful
Playing and laughing whenever they can
Having to fight
AIDS everyday, but
Never giving up
Someone like you can save these kids.
Heather Sliming, age 16

KasCare and the Knit-a-square project will continue as long as there are orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa. We are able to carry on the work because of your donations and the lovely items you knit and crochet. The next time you’re looking at a pattern, trying to make something a bit smaller or something a bit bigger just remember: The Math is Easy.

I cannot imagine a more beautiful day than the day we’ll no longer be needed. Until then, as always, thanks for your support so that together we can continue to make a difference.

*UN.org

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Annie September 21, 2010 at 13:22

Hey!
Happy Peace Day!
Let’s get together for peace!

Have you heard about Peace One Day?This is the organisation ,that had done everything they could to convince the UN to accept the international peace day!

Here you should definitely read their story and enjoy the celebration concert:http://peaceoneday.theconcertchannel.eu/Landing.aspx

Kalai September 29, 2010 at 02:01

Dawne I only just read this. Sorry! How adorable is your daughter’s poem. It totally made my day x x x

Sandy McDonald October 2, 2010 at 06:57

Thank you Heather and I love that your mother just stumbled upon it. What a moving way to communicate the courage of these small children. Ronda comments on this exact point in the latest ezine, out SOON!

Zanny October 5, 2010 at 23:01

What a lovely caring and feeling daughter you have Dawne – oh how joyous that so many are aware of the plight of others less fortunate than ourselves. What would those little children and KAS do without the Heather’s. I am sure there are thousands more who would feel the same as you out there – and soon I am sure they will find KAS.

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