I’d just like to take a moment to introduce you to a young guy who’s just started his blogging career.
John is Lottie and Mike‘s son and his first attempt at blogging can be seen over at A Day in the Life of Me. It’s a well-written and insightful blog, offering a perspective that I personally find refreshing. His latest piece on bullies was both moving and thought-provoking.
Well worth a read. Drop by when you have a few minutes spare.
I was recently approached by Dani Sevilla, who represents a group called Survivor Corps — a group I was up until then unfamiliar with. Dani very politely asked me if I could perhaps help in spreading the word on their efforts to get cluster bombs banned.
After researching them a little and finding out a little bit more about their aims and philosophy, I decided that I would indeed like to help them reach a few more people — hence this post.
“Survivor Corps operates under the credo that no one is better equipped to change the world than those who have been most scarred by what’s wrong with it. There is a way to break the cycle of violence, and it begins with showing survivors a new, more hopeful way forward.”
It’s always seemed to me that in order to solve any kind of humanitarian or social problem it’s vital to, where possible, involve those at the heart of it. In many respects, it’s common sense that they will be the most motivated to bring it to end and be able to speak with real authority on the issues concerned. And, yet, so many groups and organisations still don’t see this. Survivor Corps does.
If the problem of cluster bombs concerns you, please take a moment to read their news release relating to this. If you can help in some way, I’m sure it would be appreciated.
© 2008 Gary William Murning