Many of the global issues that we have been studying in class are being addressed by UNICEF according to their website:
But, I read on a Facebook message that UNICEF is extremely inefficient with their donations:
Because I don't like to believe things at "face value" I researched the information above and found some trusted sites to learn from...
Because the students and I want to have a positive global impact, and because I don't want us handling any money, I think we are best served "raising awareness" of the issues, the impact that UNICEF is having, and the incorrect information that might be plaguing their fund-raising campaigns.
I hope that this is agreeable by parents, administration, and anyone else who might wonder what our intentions might be. Raising awareness of these global issues will probably have more impact than fund-raising can anyway! What a great way to become global citizens (sure beats a textbook)!
Here are some of the ways we may try to help: http://teachunicef.org/take-action