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Stolen Childhood

09 Dec

How often have we complained that we don’t like what’s for dinner? How many times have we thrown our food down the drain and in the trash? Or left an unfinished plate of food that a family member so lovingly prepared for you?

What these children would give to get that extra piece of bread you guiltlessly and shamelessly left on your plate.

Below is the Pulitzer Prize winning photo taken in 1994 during the Sudan famine. The picture depicts a famine-stricken child crawling towards the United Nations food camp, located a kilometer away. The vulture is waiting for the child to die so it can eat him. This picture shocked the whole world. No one knows what happened to the child, including the photographer, Kevin Carter, who left the place as soon as the photograph was taken. Three months later, Kevin committed suicide due to depression.

There’s no excuse not to get involved. Do you part. You can start by clicking on these links – World Vision, Share Our StrengthFeeding America, WHY, WHEAT, Bread for the World.

Some food for thought… (courtesy of WHEAT)
An elementary school teacher was excitedly sharing a lesson on good nutrition with her class. The children were waving their hands wildly as they talked about what they had eaten the night before. She noticed one of the boys was sitting quietly in the back with his head hung down low. At recess, away from the other children, she sought him out to ask what was the matter. He sheepishly explained that he had not eaten the night before.

“Why?” she asked. “It wasn’t my turn,” he replied.

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Posted by on December 9, 2009 in World Events

 

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