International Happiness Day

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon stated that: “The world needs a new economic paradigm that recognizes the parity between the three pillars of sustainable development. Social, economic and environmental well-being are indivisable. Together they define a gross global happiness” 20th March is an international awareness day dedicated to promoting ‘progress’ as increasing human happiness, not just… Read More International Happiness Day

Social Media, New Ad & Brockington

This week my line manager asked me to be the organisational lead for the UK coalition against NTDs. (Neglected tropical diseases). This meant managing the social media account for United against NTDs. Here is one interesting video link that I tweeted: Myanmar’s Moment: Reaching Millions to Improve Health. A short film highlighting Myanmar’s largest NTD effort to… Read More Social Media, New Ad & Brockington

Malala & International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day and this year the United Nations’ theme is Inspiring change. This week I have written a Sightsavers press release myself to commemorate the day, and as well as monitoring Sightsavers in the news, I have been reading many news stories detailing events and key notes speeches marking International Women’s Day. Justine Greening gave a key note speech… Read More Malala & International Women’s Day

Ambassadors and Celebrity Advocacy

This week Sightsavers’ SocialMedia Manager and young ambassadors, aged 14, are in Uganda, with the Global Campaign for Education UK (GCE UK). They are part of the GCE UK’s ‘Send My Friend to School Campaign’. They are investigating what is stopping young people, especially those who are blind or visually impaired, from getting an education.  The young girls were chosen as… Read More Ambassadors and Celebrity Advocacy