Gandhi said, “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” We need to shake the world for change, for improved health and well-being of people around the world. I believe we can make this world what we want it to be if we only share with and support one another. This blog chronicles efforts to improve health around the world, starting in a small town in Honduras. I am just one person but my hope is that when we all unite, change will be achieved.
So what is Shake the World all about?
Honduras is in need of change. A country of poverty, underemployment, poor health, and political instability, many people are suffering and change at times seems impossible. With children dying of diarrhea and respiratory illnesses, families struggling to make ends meet and living without clean water, and limited opportunities for employment and social mobility, there are a variety of issues that keep Hondurans from moving ahead.
Shake the World uses public health principles to create an environment with opportunities, education, and resources that will assist Hondurans in finding paths to better health for themselves and for their communities. It aims to utilize local resources as much as possible, to involve the community in projects, and to empower the men, women, and children of Honduras to take steps for change.
Through a variety of initiatives, Shake the World works to improve the public’s healththrough small steps that, in a small way, shake the world.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/shaketheworldproject
For more info see the intro post “Introduction to Shake the World.”