6 Reasons to Invest in Children’s Health and Education

By Global Moms Challenge

May 13, 2016

Every time you ‘like’ and share this post, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 (per social action), up to $350,000, via the Global Moms Relay, to help improve the health and well-being of families worldwide in support of Shot@Life, Girl Up, Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund, UNICEF USA and Nothing But Nets. More below!

It’s an exciting time to be a global entrepreneur. Around the world, business leaders are developing innovative new solutions to address the world’s major challenges. We asked six entrepreneurs from the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council, what they wished most for every child, every where. Here’s what they had to say.

1. Ohood Khalfan Al-Roumi, UAE Minister of State for Happiness:

“A well-educated and healthy mother. Because mothers have a huge influence in the lives of their children whether it is their health, education or life opportunities.”

Mothers have a huge influence in the lives of their children whether it is their health, education or life opportunities

2. Kat Cole, Group President at FOCUS Brands:

“What I wish for every child in the world is that they could truly realize they’re capable of more than they know. I hope in the near future they have equal access to realizing all of that potential they have.”

A well-educated and healthy mother. Because mothers have a huge influence in the lives of their children whether it is their health, education or life opportunities. (1)

3. Georgie Bernadete, Co-founder and Head of Strategy of Orchard Mile:

“I wish what was true for every child was the same that is true for my son. To maintain for as long as possible, a sense of magic and a sense of possibility. I wish that every child could be allowed the ability to live in a state of natural curiosity; and with a sense of wanting to be of service to others.”

A well-educated and healthy mother. Because mothers have a huge influence in the lives of their children whether it is their health, education or life opportunities. (2)

4. Davis Smith, Founder and CEO Cotopaxi:

“I wish that every child first of all was loved. I think that’s the most important thing. That they feel love and confidence; that they have a knowledge of being special and born with unique skills that will help make the world a better place. I also hope they could know that we need them. This planet needs them so much.”

A well-educated and healthy mother. Because mothers have a huge influence in the lives of their children whether it is their health, education or life opportunities. (4)

5. Anna Ryott, Managing Director and CEO of Swedfund:

“I wish that every child everywhere could reach their full potential, and to do that they need a family. They need love and they need to get an education. That is my wish.”

A well-educated and healthy mother. Because mothers have a huge influence in the lives of their children whether it is their health, education or life opportunities. (3)

6. James Irungu Mwangi, Executive Director of the Dalberg Group:

“I wish that every child everywhere was raised with a sense of their own potential and value; with an understanding of where they fit within the global family, and an assurance that they have something to contribute. Through play and exploration and taking risks, each of them can change the world for the better.”

A well-educated and healthy mother. Because mothers have a huge influence in the lives of their children whether it is their health, education or life opportunities. (5)

We included James Irungu Mwangi’s interview in our Global Moms Relay promotional video. What did other Global Moms supporters wish were true for every child, everywhere? Watch our video below to hear responses from other members of the community:

 

Submit your own answer to our relay question: “What do you wish were true for every child, every where?” For every submission, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 (up to $350,000) to support healthy families around the world.


You share, they give: Each time you ‘like’ or share this post via the social media icons on this post, or comment below, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 (per action) up to $350,000 to Shot@LifeGirl Up, Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund, U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Nothing But Nets.

The Global Moms Relay was created by the United Nations Foundation and  Johnson & Johnson with support from BabyCenter, Global Citizen and Fatherly, to  help  improve the lives of families around the globe. Share this post with the hashtags #GlobalMom and #JNJ, and visit GlobalMomsRelay.org to learn more.

You can also use the Donate A Photo* app and Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 when you upload a photo for Girl Up, U.S. Fund for UNICEF or Nothing But Nets, up to $150,000. You can help make a difference in seconds with the click of your mouse or snap of your smart phone.

* via the Donate A Photo app for iOS and Android. Johnson & Johnson has curated a list of trusted causes, and you can donate a photo to one cause, once a day. Each cause will appear in the app until it reaches its goal, or the donation period ends. If the goal isn’t reached, the cause will still get a minimum donation.

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