Blog Action Day 2008: Amnesia, Google, Yahoo & World Vision Team Up Against Global Poverty

October 9, 2008

Blog Action Day 2008, Oct.15, is a chance for the digital community to unite against global poverty by creating loud messages of hope, outrage and solutions to this difficult global problem.

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To inspire bloggers across the nation to participate, World Vision Australia is running a contest (here) to see who can write, draw, record and share the most compelling message about global poverty.

With the help of Amnesia, Yahoo!7 and Google, the grand prize winners of the WVA contest will be flown to Sydney for an exclusive digital training day with each of the above. It even includes an hour of time getting hands on with one of the only Microsoft Surface tables in Australia here at Amnesia.

So don’t be a passive observer. 
1. GET INVOLVED  with Blog Action Day and REGISTER (HERE)
2. Submit your link in the comments of the page above (HERE)

http://learnaboutpoverty.org/2008/10/09/blog-action-day-competition/


Connecting Lives Exhibition Sydney,

July 15, 2008

A great new exhibition (info here) coinciding with World Youth Day which allows you to step through the life of an African child (there are three stories, three children of which you follow one). It’s a very moving experience which takes about 20 minutes in total and highlights some of the individual problems and tragedy still facing children today in Africa.

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(I won’t spoil what’s inside… go there and look for yourself)

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I had a good read through the comments at the end and people were definitely affected in a positive way.

There’s no hard sell, or guilt trip – this is just a message of hope. It’s free, but if you can’t make it there are plenty of ways to get involved from the World Vision website:
http://www.worldvision.com.au