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Packing for Africa #atozchallenge “A”

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Thanks for visiting Fill the Cracks for the month of April for the A to Z celebration. I am participating this year (my 5th year) from this blog (and from my Moondustwriter blog) with the hope of creating awareness for children orphaned by Ebola something the news doesn’t cover. Did you know that more than 16,000 children lost one or both parents to Ebola?

Robertsport, Liberia on a Sunday
Robertsport, Liberia on a Sunday

 “A Song for Liberia” is a compilation of poetry from poets around the world that will hopefully be published this spring. All the proceeds will go to an organization that is feeding, housing and clothing orphans of Ebola in Liberia. The second goal is to raise support (moral) as I am trying to pack my present into boxes in order to travel to Africa to work for a friend who just started a home/school for orphans.

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Dear Africa:

Today I packed the first item into my suitcase: 100 nylon flying disks in my luggage. Who are the children (and adults) that will be tossing them about? I long to meet them, to see their faces, to become part of their lives…

I looked at my long list of things I must do before I come to you. Someone seems to be feeding the list when I am not looking. I grow tired of the waiting, but I must be responsible with the tasks I must accomplish first. So I will paint, hammer and lay tile all to beckon a buyer to our home.

Check mark – I packed my first thing in my luggage.

~L

 

Any ideas of small things (for children) that fit into a suitcase ?

To enjoy more A to Z bloggers go a to z challenge.

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Author:

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

11 thoughts on “Packing for Africa #atozchallenge “A”

  1. Love your theme.
    There was a lot of coverage about Ebola while the epidemic was going on (at least, here in Italy), but now I hardly hear about it. I’m happy it was overcome, of course, but you are right to make us aware that its distructrion isn’t over yet.

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