2011. Happy New Year. It’s a new Decade!
“Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right!”
Oprah Winfrey – Oprah Winfrey Network
It’s BIG. It’s BOLD. 2011 is the year to OWN it:
Own it chic.
Own it smart.
Own it wise.
Get your Pop & Lolli groove on the wall and help make 2011 the kick-start to the decade of change. Help us spread the word and change the following statistics:
60.8% of all people in South Africa are living on less than $36 each per month.
21.6% of children between 0-9 years suffer from starving, 10% are underweight
Most children use pit latrines for toilets
24% of schools have no water in walking distance, an average one toilet per 20 learners, and 11.7% do not have any sanitation at all.
For the children who make up these statistics, these numbers translate into extreme hardship and real suffering. In their own words, poverty means:
“...the biggest problem is food. Sometimes we end up not getting any food at home… The other problem is to have school shoes.” (Boy, 15, Limpopo)
“We need water. We get clean water once a month if the …. water ever comes.” (Boy, 17)
“I do not have parents. They are chasing us away where we are staying… we do not have money for food or …. for rent.” (Girl, 10)
Get it RIGHT - (it’s) CHIC 2 CHANGE!!
With YOUR help we can:
Assist a school to produce its own food
Provide students their sanitary needs
Provide educational materials and resources to children in need
Provide schools the necessary equipment to foster safe, secure, loving and healthy environments
I wish you a happy new year! Filled with many blessings, lot's of love, an abundance of color and fun, and overflowing with change!
Much Pop & Lolli love because (it's) chic 2 change,