Knitting calms

September 9, 2010

My husband had an outpatient hernia surgery this week and I passed the 4 hours wait time by knitting, reading and chatting with folks in the waiting room. Soon after Dave was taken back to the surgery, an elderly woman named Anna came in accompanied by her son-in-law. She sat down near me, said aloud [...]

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Education for All push continues as UN prepares for summit

August 26, 2010

Education breaks the cycle of poverty. If you believe all children have a right to an education please join the 1GOAL campaign. The Millennium Development Goals, when met, will greatly improve the lives of all the world’s children including the orphans Knit-A-Square exists to comfort.

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World Humanitarian Day

August 19, 2010

Today we honour those who have fallen in the line of humanitarian work and hold those working around the globe in our thoughts and hearts as they continue their efforts. Humanitarian workers do more than respond to natural disasters, they promote Peace, human rights, health care and education for all. These men and women are [...]

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Designer Knitting Patterns coming to a blog near you!

August 14, 2010

What do Lucy Neatby, Kristeen Griffin-Grimes, Diana Troldahl and Ilga Leja all have in common? They’ve all chosen to support Knit-A-Square in a very special way! These wonderfully talented and kind-hearted people have offered designer knitting patterns that range from easy to complex. Does this sound like a great idea or what? We owe it [...]

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Dreadful statistics – the AIDS Orphans of southern Africa

July 30, 2010

AIDS orphans in southern Africa belong to one of the fastest growing groups of children in need on earth. Every 14 seconds a child will become an orphan. While you are reading this, another 3 – 5 children will be made vulnerable or orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS. Most of the 15 million children [...]

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Follow Knit-A-Square on Twitter!

July 27, 2010

Have you heard that Knit-A-Square is on Twitter? Please take a moment to follow knitasquare. Sandy, co-founder of Knit-A-Square, tweets from the land down under to keep us up to date on the Knit-a-Square project and KasCare news. Erin, on the ground in South Africa, finds twitter to be a quick and effective way to [...]

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Knit-A-Square featured during Mandela Day coverage

July 19, 2010

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has posted an article online about Nelson Mandela’s 92nd birthday. There is a nice picture of Madiba cutting his cake surrounded by family. But wait! There’s more! Knit-A-Square’s own Ronda Lowrie was featured as part of ABC’s Mandela Day coverage. There is a video snippet, of UN celebrates Mandela’s legacy on [...]

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President Zuma supports 1GOAL

July 16, 2010

With the World Cup over now is a great time to evaluate the work and accomplishments of the 1GOAL Campaign.  It has: United over 14 million people from 191 countries who stood together to deliver a message to world leaders: Education for every child. Orchestrated the first ever Head-of-State summit during a major sporting event [...]

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Spain wins. Orphaned children win.

July 9, 2010

The beautiful game doesn’t get us all an invitation to the ball. But whoever wins or loses this Saturday in Soweto, there’s another story way behind the heroics. The presenter on a recent interview on ABC Radio National Australia became lyrical in his praise for the football club Barcelona. It made for compelling listening, not [...]

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The World Cup ends, South Africa’s poverty remains

July 7, 2010

I’ve stumbled upon a news article in the online edition of the Globe and Mail that is well worth the read. I think the article is well written and hard-hitting. It raises a question we’ve yet to hear from the government of South Africa, FIFA or any of their sponsors: “But is it worth $5-billion [...]

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