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UPRM 2006. What is UNICEF? UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, was founded in 1946 to meet the emergency needs of children in war-torn Europe,

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1 UPRM 2006

2 What is UNICEF? UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, was founded in 1946 to meet the emergency needs of children in war-torn Europe, China and the Middle East. UNICEF now works in more than 158 countries. In 1965, UNICEF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Peace, linking its lifesaving work for children with world peace. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is a non-profit organization

3 Every year 8 million people die… …due to preventable causes … like diarrhea, malaria, polio… That’s 22,000 people every day!

4 A little bit goes a long way… …Health: One packet of Oral Rehydration Salts to treat diarrhea, a leading cause of death among children: $0.05 per packet One emergency health kit containing essential medical supplies and drugs to cover the basic health needs of 10,000 people for three months: $0.60 per person/ $6,000 Immunize one child against measles, a disease that spreads rapidly among displaced populations: $1.00 per child Vaccinate one child against polio for life, protecting them against the disease and preventing its spread to nearby countries: $1.00 per child

5 A little bit goes a long way… … in Nutrition: One carton of high-protein biscuits to feed for severely malnourished children: $10.00 per carton Aluminum cooking set intended for family use in emergencies, includes pots, bowls, cups, frying pan, and coffee pot: $13.75 for a 14 piece set

6 A little bit goes a long way… … in Education: School-in-a-box kit to help resume education for children. Each kit contains enough educational materials for a teacher and up to 80 children and includes counting cubes, posters, a wooden teaching clock, and chalk: $300 per kit

7 A little bit goes a long way… … in Water/Sanitation: Basic hygiene supplies such as soap: $0.12 each bar One pack of 200 water purification tablets to treat contaminated water, each tablet purifies one liter: $8.00 per pack

8 Trick-or-Treat for For over 50 years, ‘Trick-or- Treat for UNICEF” has raised funds and awareness on behalf of UNICEF through its motto, Kids Helping Kids. “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF” volunteers participate through local schools, civic, and faith-based organizations to inform the public about the problems facing many of the world’s children.

9 UPRM FUN Fundraisers for United Nations Charities Actividades de otros años: 1.Trick or Treat for UNICEF (4 years in a row) ~$1k-2k 2.Garage Sale at Student Center 2001 ~$400 3.Show movie at Student Center (2years) (awareness) 4.Talent for Life at Centro Cultural de Mayaguez – Feb ~$3k

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12 ¿Sabías qué… El sarampión mata a 530,000 niños cada año, y se pueden prevenir con una vacuna que cuesta 26¢ por dosis. el agua que se usa para bajar un inodoro … es 3 veces más que la cantidad que mucha gente obtiene en un día? 1.1 mil millones de personas viven con mucho menos de $1 al día Africa ha sufrido de sequías por ~ 2 décadas!, debido al calentamiento global, el cual es causado por las emisiones de los países industrializados. Ayudar es nuestra responsabilidad moral.

13 A Little Money Goes a Long Way 3¢ Supplies one dose of vitamin A to boost children's immune systems and prevent blindness. 5¢ Provides iodized salt for one year for one child, to prevent stunted physical and mental growth. $1.00 Immunizes one child against polio for life, protecting him or her against the disease and preventing its spread to nearby communities. $2.00 Buys one nutritional kit for a severely malnourished child. Kit includes basic food supplements until appropriate food aid can be supplied. $3.75 Provides educational materials for a child for one year and helps cover the cost of teacher supplies. Materials include books, pencils, a school bag, slate board, chalk, posters, rulers, safety scissors, and notebooks.


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