“I hope my child will be caring and willing to share,”- probably the wish of many of the new generation of parents today. With Chinese New Year just around the corner, apart from sharing candies, toys or books with friends, children can also take part in CEDAR’s ‘Pass the “Gut” – Goodness．Gracious’ Campaign, learning more about the needs of the poor from afar, and contributing their red packet to share the joy with others.
The UN has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. There are more than 805 million people facing hunger and malnutrition in the world. Population growth will require an approximately increase of 60 percent in food production. As food production mainly depends on soils, it is important to keep them healthy and productive.
As a child, did you play “Connect the Dots”? Initially there are only dots and numbers, but as dots are connected according to its numeric sequence a picture surfaces. Without the numbers, how can one see clearly the connection between the dots? Interpersonal relationships are like dots without numbers – they seem to be unconnected but if we are willing to link them up, a wonderful picture will form.
The Nepalese culture is strongly influenced by male superiority and caste system values. Local women, especially those in rural districts, are rarely involved in social events or decision making processes. Not only are they unable to express their views, they are also unfairly treated and bounded by various social restrictions.
Viji Keren has joined the children ministry of CEDAR’s partner, Christian Missions Charitable Trust (CMCT), for ten years and CEDAR’s staffs have been keeping close contact with Viji regarding the children in India. Today we get to know this frontline worker better through her sharing.