My Chapter for Jono Bacon’s ART OF COMMUNITY Second Edition

My Chapter for Jono Bacon’s ART OF COMMUNITY Second Edition.


Девочка спасла бабушку от преступника и вытащила из пожара

Ей всего 8 лет, она учится во втором классе – и уже знает, что такое столкнуться с вооруженным преступником один на один. Виола Коваленко не только сама смогла спастись, а и спасла свою бабушку и дом от пожара. Впечатляющая история маленькой героини – дальше.


Маленькая Виола только что пришла в себя. Пролежала в коме двое суток. Она приехала в село к бабушке погостить. Рассказывает: в тот вечер проснулась от громких криков. На кухне сосед бил ее бабушку. Девочка не испугалась, пыталась его остановить. Мужчина достал нож. Ранил и ее, и бабушку.


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Please take action to end famine

Please take action to end famine

Dear visitors of my Blog,

I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch ONE’s new video “The F Word: Famine is the Real Obscenity” and sign the petition to world leaders.

The reasons for the famine in the Horn of Africa are complex and solutions are difficult, especially in Somalia, but we can’t lose sight of some simple facts:

1. 30,000 children have died in just 3 months. Thirty thousand. With over 12 million people at risk.

2. Famine is not a natural catastrophe – drought doesn’t have to lead to famine. It can be prevented, as we’ve seen in much of Kenya and Ethiopia.

In the 21st century, it’s an obscenity that people are dying because they can’t get enough food to eat. Every one of those 30,000 children is part of a family – a son, a daughter, sister or brother. We can’t imagine what it must be like to starve to death, but most of us know what it’s like to lose someone we love.

Please watch the film and make use of the voice you have — sign the petition.

It will make a difference in putting pressure on world leaders to do more to help those in need right now, and live up to promises already made to invest in the things proven to work – early warning systems…irrigation…drought resistant seeds… and of course, peace and security.



“I decided I was not going to back down,” he said. “Because I realized that I can never compromise my integrity.”

Be true to yourself and don’t compromise who you are. Never put a price tag on what you’re doing.