“Our World Needs Change”
When was the last time you actually needed 5c? The smallest and most useless of the coin family – led me to think of other useless things that we always overlook or dont care much about. Just a few off the top of my head:
- Long division – seriously, grab a pen and try and do a long division sum right now. You will feel compelled to kick yourself in the shin.
- Landline phones – other than for internet purposes, completely useless. Remember having to call boys at home and their mother would answer? Tres embarrassing.
- Video stores – Do you own a VCR? Maybe we should collect all the useless VCR’s and build a wall in memory of Waynes World, Beaches and Top Gun.
- World of Warcraft - I don’t know… go out-bloody-side and kick a footy or something. Your life is waiting for you outside the mists of Pandaria, get your hands off your joystick and take your virtual self into the real world.
- A currency for cats and dogs to use - Hasn’t been invented YET, but my instincts tell me it wouldn’t really work.
- Those motorized fucking things that people take tours on – Segways are they called? - I hear walking is pretty rad…and you will look like a total jackass whilst on one of these – just putting it out there.
- Vizors - Useless and ugly. Worse when paired with anything lycra.
- Catholicism - Speaks for itself. I don’t want to get in anymore trouble.
- A drivers license test written in Braille - Ref above
- A chia pet - Who owns one of these. Worst gift idea EVER. Mine keep dying.
- Kim Kardashian - Totally useless. Unless you want something to laugh at.
- Wine Racks - I own one. It never gets used. “We are not here for a long time, we are here for a good time” as my mother says.
- Tits on a bull - Exactly
Sorry, I digress!
Did you know that there are 150 million dollars worth of these seemingly useless objects in circulation around Australia? Why the hell doesnt someone collect all of these coins and use them to do something good I hear you say?
Well, hold the friggin phone because there are a group of people doing something about it and let me tell you – it’s a genius idea.
Tell me more! Ever heard of YGAP ( Y- Generation Against Poverty)? Let me tell you little possums more about this clever crew:
YGAP is a not-for-profit organisation aiming to redefine how people contribute to change. YGAP seeks to drive tangible social change through innovative social enterprising and creative fundraising initiatives.
On Saturday, 5th May YGAP launched their biggest campaign yet, the 5cent campaign.
What is the 5cent campaign? What does it all mean??
5cent, the brain child of not-for-profit organisation YGAP, wants your spare change to create a lasting change for people living in disadvantaged communities, both in Australia and abroad. From 5/5/12, we want to collect 1million 5 cent pieces – and we need your help!
So where is all of this money going to go you ask?
There are 5 projects that YGAP directly support:
1. Feeding communities in Australia – Funds raised will assist partner SecondBite in sourcing surplus nutritious fresh food and produce that might otherwise go to waste and delivering it to care agencies and people in need.
2. Education in Bangladesh – Fund raised will support YGAP and partner organisation CO-ID to continue development of the first school within a 15km radius in West Awaz Pur Region. Currently educating approx 200 children, YGAP aims to build a teacher training centre in early 2013.
3. Empowering sex slaves in Cambodia – Fund raised will assist YGAP to engage with a 12-15 young women formerly in the sex trafficking industry. This project aims to build on these women’s capacities as peer educators, and to foster an environment that promotes self-awareness and self-worth.
4. Preventing child slavery & trafficking in Ghana – Funds will support communities at risk or already affected by child exploitation in Ghana. YGAP will build two additional classrooms in the Lake Volta region (7 so far constructed as a result of YGAP funding) and implement a water purification business to provide employment for single mothers.
5. Education in Rwanda – Funds raised will go towards building new classrooms at the Ntenyo Primary School. So far, funding from YGAP has enabled the constructions of five of the 20 desired classrooms, with a further two in progress for over 850 students.
Click here to read more about the 5 projects
Sign up here to collect small change, and create a lasting change.
Happy Monday legends
The opinions expressed in this blog are entirely my own. If you play World of Warcraft, that is your own choice. Just think about it first ok?