Count your Blessings – Week 5

This week's Count your blessings focusses on children


Monday 19

Only 10% of children finish primary school in South Sudan.

Give 5p for every year in education you have had.


Tuesday 20

About 1.5 million children die each year as a result of diarrhoea – that’s 4,100 every day or three children every minute.

Give £1 if you have not been ill in the past month.


Wednesday 21

A quarter of infants in south Asia have not been immunised against measles – a highly contagious disease that kills a child every three minutes.

Give 5p for every immunisation you have had in the last 5 years.


Thursday 22

Children around the world miss a total of 443 million days of school every year due to water related illnesses.

Give 5p for every clean glass of water you have drunk today.


Friday 23

One in six babies in Afghanistan do not live to see their first birthday.

Give 1p for every birthday you have celebrated.


Weekend 24 & 25

A decade ago, trapped in a cycle of violence and crime, Humphrey could not have imagined that he would be driving change within his community in Kenya. With help from Christian Aid partner Maji na Ufanisi, Humphrey learnt the skills needed to lead Kiambiu Youth Group and now runs one of the five water and sanitation blocks Maji built in Kiambiu.

Give thanks for young people throughout the world who want to make a real difference.

Give 10p for every rubbish bin or wastepaper basket you have in your home.


Last week from Count your Blessings I raised £1.90 bringing my total giving to £12.05