15 th October 2008 marks Blog Action day!Im sure in your mind you may be wondering What is it all about and can you participate?
Blog Action Day:
Blog Action Day is a nonprofit, grassroots movement of thousands of individual bloggers coming together for one cause: to take common, collective joint action against poverty especially on that particular day .The initiative aims at encourage the thousands of bloggers, podcasters and video casters out there to learn about poverty, and on October 15, take action. This can be through posting on the theme of poverty and educating blog readers about the issues and actions they might take in alleviating poverty even at local level.Some may even be moved to donate their blogs earning for the day to the cause!At the moment 15 of the Worlds most popular blogs (including TechCrunch, Gigaom, Jauhari,Copyblogger etc)have signed up for the event and so can you by registering at Blog Action Day
Not much needs to be said about the statistics relating to the level of poverty in Africa. Hence blog action of necessity is of unique and paramount to African blogs and bloggers.The figures speak for themselves (For example ...In 2001 the World Bank estimated that 2.8 billion people - nearly half the world population - live on less than $2 a day, and 1.2 billion - around a fifth of the world - live on less than $1. In Africa over the 1990s the number of people living on $1 or less rose from 240 million to 315 million - nearly half of Africa’s population).Poverty is a growing problem and has constantly threatened the Peace and Stability of our richly endowed continent.In your own little way you can take action just as i am and participate in the 2008 Blog Action against Poverty Day!