I Now Have A Platform: Child Advocacy

On April 10th-11th, 2013, I was invited to the Child Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC: To meet with Congress about saving the kids. This is not by any means an announcement or to sound cocky. But I suppose this has reassured me that whatever one sets his or her mind out to do genuinely, and does it with his or her mind, even when one thinks nobody sees him or her, he or she can do a lot. I am thrilled in the sense that I have something to prove.

Blogging has opened an avenue that I would not have thought about in a million years. First, getting a call from my local congress person is an honor. Secondly, getting to speak on behalf of children is a big honor, generally. Every time someone says a big thank you for creating awareness, run with it.  But as for me, it came so quickly because I have only started blogging three months ago; but generally, I have devoted much of my life saving kids. This is nothing new to those that know me and have worked with me in the past years. I may not have attended as planned due to very short notice, but having contributed in any way that I was able to was something to be proud of. I promised that next year, I will be in a better position to make the trip, now that I am aware.

As a young girl who grew up without a mother, I know what it means to be left alone, abandoned or even thought of with the struggle to survive. If I can make it, why not others?  If I can write in English and speak as I do when I came here at the age of 27 years, who else cannot make it? Regardless of all that, I have generally professed my love for little children. No surprise, too. I have four children that I am raising. Everyone has a voice; that is exactly how I said it.

In addition to all that, I was thrilled because I finally got something done. I am very sure that if I was invited to the shakers and movers as being the world`s advocate, I was thinking, “What did I move and shake?” But to be a child`s advocate is an honor, not because I was invited, but because of all the things I do for children is now paying off, thinking what else I could have done, but let my voice be heard. I think they invited the right person because check out my statistics. I am happy that children can read my blog with their mothers. I have a lot of them who do not leave a comment, but they still tell me they came to my blog. They tell me, “Thank you,” all the time. Those are the people I am writing for, every person who believes in the same values as I do. I have a whole community behind my work, and I am honored. One can start from little to move on to big things.

Statistics Summary For WordPress “Me”

WordPress “Me” three-month global Alexa traffic rank is 95,021. The fraction of visits to it referred by search engines is very small. While the site is ranked #49,978 in the US, where we estimate that 31% of its visitors are located, it is also popular in Bangladesh, where it is ranked #5,908. Relative to the overall population of internet users, this site’s users are disproportionately female, and they tend to be users between the ages of 35 and 55 who have more children and browse from home and school. The time spent in a typical visit to WordPress “Me” is about 44 seconds, with 32 seconds spent on each page view.     

For anyone to get quite what I do, for the past 11 years, I have volunteered in the elementary school, as a volunteer.  From Atlanta, Georgia, to my current state that I live in, I work first hand with teachers, read in the classrooms, photocopying all the things that need to be copied, clean in the dining area, love the teachers, and support every cause about teachers; because I love the sacrifices they put into their work. As a volunteer, I became a passionate volunteer, became a voice that was so immeasurable.

Finally, I noticed that since I started blogging, I have written more about the children and moral values in my blog than I have talked about other things. If you go back to all the things I wrote that nobody read, especially when I just started newly, you will see exactly what I am talking about. I love children. I was a child who got help from other people, and I was ready to give back.

I was checking the statistics on my blog; I found out that people who read my blog are women, 35- 40 years with children and old people 65 years of age. I know that some of them cannot leave a comment; either some of them do not know how to or for whatever reason, they still tell me, “Nicky, I was on your blog for 40 minutes.” I am honored. I am glad, and I will continue to write for them. Those are my priorities; I am honored and flattered.

The last years, I had other children in my house after school. I only live in a small cottage, but I still manage to keep an extra four kids plus my own four children. I never told the child advocacy group that this is what I have done; I helped those children to read and write.  It is all about the children. My love is to see  them happy, successful, and healthy. I care for them like my own. I remembered when one of the kids was coming in my house, as angry as she was then, and I knew that was probably how she learned to live her life, but one of the biggest achievements of my time was  to move her away from angry voices to a beautiful voice she now parades around, with hope and love  that she learned from all of us.

All my life, I have fought for kids’ welfare in my own little way. I have been given a voice. My plan now is to build a vocational place whereby I can take in many more kids and help them to read. Children are our future; they are our life.  And Jesus loves little children. Do whatever you can: Be a voice, raise your banner, and help spread the news. My plan is to help save more kids; educate them on what they need to know.

I have even enjoyed all the kids, and I am so honored to know that people are reading my blog, the most  important people who I am writing for. I am still honored. In conclusion, I will thank all the teachers, school children, mothers, my church members, my online readers, and every blogger that has made this a reality. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will try my best to create more  awareness.

In case you missed them, these are two blogs you may want to read. There are links if you click on them to take you there.

Stop cuddling our kids

Our life as readers

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5 Responses

  1. I hope your desire to help more children happens because we need people like you who care…Diane

    • Thank you so much. I will do whatever I can to create more awareness.
      There are so many children that need our help,
      thank you for always being there for me.
      I appreciate your kind words.

  2. What an incredible honor! Congratulations! A. Burke

  3. that is a fantastic story! congratulations on walking through those doors of opportunity! lista de email lista de email lista de email lista de email lista de email

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