Mobilizing for Impact: The Clinton Global Initiative
The Clinton Global Initiative convenes every
September to tackle the world's most urgent problems.
The Clinton Global
Initiative was established
by former President Bill Clinton in 2005 as part of the Clinton Foundation's
humanitarian and philanthropic efforts. Every September, members of the CGI
convene to discuss ways to solve the world's most urgent problems, and as the
members prepare to gather in New York City for this year's event, September is
an ideal time to consider the challenges that affect children in developing
countries. ChildFund shares many of the same concerns as the CGI, particularly
the ways that poverty places children at serious disadvantage now and later
in life. You can help us fight child poverty.
To date, the CGI has made over 2,300 commitments to help end poverty and
contributed to other causes that have positively impacted the lives of more
than 400 million people. These commitments range from small, non-monetary
projects to large commercially supported undertakings, and many are the result
of cross-sector partnerships between private organizations and nonprofit
groups. Previous commitments have included initiatives to promote access to IT
education for young women in Rwanda, projects to provide hundreds of families
in rural Mali with enriched rice to bolster regional food security, and
efforts to increase malaria prevention programs across Zambia. Although some
of these projects have yet to be fully funded, when they achieve their
financial goals, these commitments will total more than $73 billion,
demonstrating the power of large-scale humanitarian action.
of the world's largest companies are actively involved in supporting these
initiatives, including Cisco Systems, Ericsson and Western Union. The scope
and focus of these projects spans a wide range of areas in which ChildFund
works, such as providing food to children in need across Africa to expanding
access to education in Asia.
year's annual meeting will take place Sept. 23-26, and ChildFund President
and CEO Anne Lynam Goddard plans to attend. Goddard regularly writes about
topics relating to poverty and ChildFund's work at her Disrupting
Poverty blog on Tumblr. She often provides a firsthand view of the effects
of poverty through her travels and shows how ChildFund's projects directly
improve the lives of children and their families.
You don't have to be the CEO of an international organization or a world
leader to make a difference. ChildFund operates in some of the world's poorest countries, and many of our
initiatives are directly supported by our donors and child sponsors.
Becoming a monthly
giving partner is a great way to positively impact the lives of families
living in poverty around the world. Our Essentials for Survivals
fund provides families with food, clothing, clean drinking water and
medical supplies where the need is greatest, and without the support of our
donors, we couldn't help as many families.
a child sponsor
is another way you can reach out to a family in need. For just $28 per month,
or $35 per month to sponsor a child in the United States, you can provide
food, medicine and access to education to a child living in poverty. Your
generosity will make a world of difference in the life of a child, so please
consider becoming a child sponsor today.