Written By: Rekha Nayak, human resources manager in India and grant advisor for Asia region
World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children's Day and is celebrated on November 20 each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide and improving children's welfare.
This is an annual day of action for children and a time for generations to come together to reimagine the type of world we want to create.
We were no longer in control... but were we supposed to be?
Guest post from Jesse Hertstein of Amway compliments to Your Mark on the World Center, founded by Devon Thorpe
We were no longer in control … but were we supposed to be?
I often travel for work, and this year all of my travel was crammed into a few weeks. First, I found myself in Russia to participate in the launch of a new charitable foundation. Next was a whirlwind trip to South Africa, where we documented an education program supported by Europeans.
On November 20, more than 15,000 people in 57 countries helped 100,000 children
ADA, Mich., December 9 2013 /3BL Media/ – During the span of 24 hours on November 20, more than 15,000 Amway business owners and employees mobilized to serve children’s causes in their communities. In 57 countries, together they volunteered 35,425 service hours through 304 projects benefitting more than 100,000 children.
The AMWAY ONE BY ONE® Campaign for Children Universal Children's Day was the culmination of activities celebrating the Campaign's 10th anniversary.
Why was November 20 for the Amway Universal Children’s Day?
Amway was founded in November, 1959. That same month, on November 20, 1959, the United Nations issued the Declaration of the Rights of a Child, which said, “Mankind owes to the child the best it has to give.”