For our 20th anniversary, throughout 2017, Xeno Media is implementing Xeno Causes. Each staff member chooses a charity near and dear to them and Xeno Media:
- Makes a cash donation to the charity
- Publicizes the charity through our blog and social media
Our May Xeno Cause is UNICEF as selected by Senem Hartung.
In their words:
“The next steps of our journey will depend on our willingness to adapt to the changing world around us... to infuse equity throughout our programmes... and to find new ways to realize the rights – and brighten the futures – of the most disadvantaged children around the world”. Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
In all of its work, UNICEF takes a life-cycle based approach, recognizing the particular importance of early childhood development and adolescence. UNICEF programmes focus on the most disadvantaged children, including those living in fragile contexts, those with disabilities, those who are affected by rapid urbanization and those affected by environmental degradation.
UNICEF was created with a distinct purpose in mind: to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. We advocate for measures to give children the best start in life, because proper care at the youngest age forms the strongest foundation for a person’s future.
Why Senem supports UNICEF:
Every child should have a future without having to worry about how and what they will eat or drink today; how they will hide themselves from the evils or war in many parts of the world where there are ongoing crisis situations or if they will have a place to sleep tonight.
Children come into this world relying on us to do right by them. They should not need to try to figure out how to survive; whether it is because of lack of food or water, war or preventable diseases. It is not only our consideration but also responsibility to help children in need.