Going into its third year, UNICEF's Next Generation is growing strong. Three projects have now been completed -Next Gen has truly made a difference in the lives of children and families in Guatemala, Ethiopia and Haiti.
Casey Rotter is a development officer at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
Going into its third year, UNICEF's Next Generation is growing strong. It's amazing what we have accomplished!
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|U.S. Fund for UNICEF's Casey Rotter during a Next Gen field trip to Guatemala where Next Generation funds have gone towards reducing child malnutrition rates.|
Through these projects, Next Gen members have gained a better understanding of UNICEF's work in the realms of nutrition, emergency response & rebuilding and maternal & neonatal health. And the group has gained understanding of how UNICEF works in Latin America, the Caribbean and Eastern Africa.
Now we're turning our attention to Pakistan! Next Gen members are starting to research UNICEF's work in Pakistan through the Community and Lady Health Worker program. This innovative program helps improve the status and well-being of young Pakistani women and also increases access to health services for the entire community. Next Gen has committed to raising $75,000 for this incredible project.
The Steering Committee continues to show exemplary leadership and new members are joining our Next Generation Giving Circle every day.
At its core, UNICEF's Next Generation is a dynamic group of passionate young individuals who galvanize their peers to do whatever it takes to save and improve children's lives. This year Next Gen launched three new subcommittees: Social Media Committee, Program & Emergency Response Committee and the Next Gen LA Subcommittee- where Next Gen members volunteer and dedicate their time and energy to enhance Next Gen's social media outreach, educate their peers on UNICEF's lifesaving programs, and expand our network in California!
Throughout the year, you can also find members hard at work, planning our two amazing Next Generation events - the UNICEF Masquerade Ball in the fall and the UNICEF's Next Generation Photo Exhibit in the summer. Whether it is a conference call with UNICEF staff members on the ground in Ethiopia, tweeting about signing a petition for U.S. funding for Global Child Survival, attending one of our fabulous events, or a reception on UNICEF's rebuilding efforts in Haiti - as long as you consider yourself an advocate for children and share the belief in a future where no child dies of a preventable cause - there is something within UNICEF's Next Generation that will inspire you.