ONEMoms in Ethiopia: Celebrating at Mary Joy
Hello, Parenthackers! It's the end of Day 2 in Ethiopia with ONEMoms, and we are learning and experiencing so much. Thankfully the world looks and feels much clearer once you've gotten a good night's sleep.
Our first field visit to the Mary Joy Association happened shortly after we arrived in Addis Ababa yesterday afternoon. I've described our visit at The Accidental Expert, but I'm hoping these images and a sound clip will give you a bit more of a feeling of what this incredible place was like.
Be sure to stop by Design Mom for Gabrielle Blair's impressions of Mary Joy.
Today, we visited FashionABLE (which Liz Gumbinner describes so beautifully in her Mom-101 post The Unbelievable Strength of Women), and the Hamlin Fistula Hospital, which was featured in the Nova program A Walk to Beautiful. I'm getting my thoughts and pictures together and will post about these visits tomorrow (Internet access willing).
I'm loving seeing all the #ONEMoms tweets and conversation. Thank you for joining us on this journey!
Photo credit: ONE/Karen Walrond
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I’m in Ethiopia as an expense-paid guest of the ONE Campaign. ONE is a non-partisan organization that fights poverty and preventable disease, primarily in Africa.
The idea behind the ONEMoms partnership is simple: the connection we share as parents extends around the world. When we recognize that connection and come together, we can make real change.
ONE will never ask for your money, just your voice. If you're moved by what you're reading here (or on any of the ONEMom teams' blogs) please consider joining ONE, and spreading the word about our ONEMoms journey this week!
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