13
May

Published: Thursday, 13.05.2010

May 15th is the UN International Day of Families

A good time to be thankful for those who give us the support to reach our potential.

We want to remind you of the importance  family has in our lives and we want to raise awareness of the hundreds of millions of children worldwide who do not have love, support families and need our help!

“The family is very important,
because without it, we can’t live;
because, with it, we can live our
dreams…”
Alicia, 9 years old, Colombia

 What a family means to you?

 Families Day can be about doing something for
people who do not have a family, or those whose families are having difficulties in coping.

This day t is a great opportunity to remind people of things that families can do together, such as:
 

  • Phone a member of your family you haven’t spoken to in a while
  • Take a walk together
  • Invite family members you haven’t seen in a while for lunch or dinner
  • Share old photographs and talk about times in your childhood and youth
  • Get your family together for a portrait – make it a silly one, if you want!
  • Help those who need your help

Children's Voices - What does family mean to me?


Children explain in their own words, with photos and drawings, what family means to them. Have a look at the Ebook! 
 

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