Post date: Oct 31, 2015 3:06:27 AM
By Angelica Bautista
If you are interested in aiding the United Nations Children's Fund on its mission to eradicate child hunger, human trafficking, and more, then come join UNICEF club! This international humanitarian organization assists children all over the world by offering emergency relief and fighting for their rights. Countries they are currently assisting include Syria, Sudan, Haiti, and Hungary.
This new club aims to assist UNICEF in its mission to make the world a better place for children. Its goal is to educate Central Magnet students and the community about the injustices done upon children, especially in third-world countries and to raise $2,500 for the organization. Anyone is welcome to join, at any time of the year. They meet every Monday after school in Room 238, Mrs. Heller’s classroom, and on Club D rotation.
According to Cynthia Yue, the President of the club, “from the moment, I first heard about UNICEF back in elementary school, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I love how universal and versatile it is. Because it is a branch of the United Nations, it has access to over 192 countries and counting as well as the ability to reach more people in more countries than any other organization. In addition, UNICEF has saved more children's lives than any other humanitarian organization ever. I think that what makes UNICEF stand out among others is the fact that most organizations focus on the disaster, but this organization helps provide relief 365 days a year, even after everything is over. I definitely support UNICEF's mission to give all of the forgotten children in the world their voices back, and they never let others suffer in times of need. You hear about all the million children who are starving, dying of disease, or being forced to become child soldiers all the time in the news. UNICEF wants to make those numbers zero.”