VaccinAid Walking Fundraiser

by Amelia Wilson-Williams in New South Wales, Australia

VaccinAid Walking Fundraiser

$35

$150 target 26 days left
23% 2 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 16th November 2021 at 5:00pm

I will be walking 5 km every day for the first two weeks of the month of November to raise funds to vaccinate 30 people.

I am blessed to live in a country where COVID-19 vaccinations have been both free and accessible. COVID-19 has proven detrimental to low to middle-income nations and protection against disease transmission is essential in its eradication. Children in such nations are incredibly vulnerable, with nations having a lack of infrastructure and accessibility to technology & other facilities to allow adequate at-home learning initiatives, which Western countries have been blessed to access. My hope is that these vaccinations will ensure protection for children in such vulnerable nations, so they are protected from COVID-19 and will be able to get back to school and continue learning. UNICEF has spoken on this issue, unveiling the 'Pandemic Classroom' at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, calling for governments to prioritise re-opening schools, in consequence of over 168 million children's education being severely impacted by the pandemic. Furthermore, according to Save the Children, children in the world's poorest countries have lost 66% more of their lifetime at school during the pandemic, compared to richer peers, with girls in poorer countries missing a further 22% more days than boys. Therefore, vaccinating children in such nations is imperative to ensuring education is successfully delivered, which allows these children to prosper.

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