Tuesday, April 10, 2012

ONE DAY without shoes

ONE DAY without shoes

Taken from http://www.toms.com/our-movement/
Why Shoes?

Many children in developing countries grow up barefoot. Whether at play, doing chores or going to school, these children are at risk:
•A leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted diseases, which can penetrate the skin through bare feet. Wearing shoes can help prevent these diseases, and the long-term physical and cognitive harm they cause.
•Wearing shoes also prevents feet from getting cuts and sores. Not only are these injuries painful, they also are dangerous when wounds become infected.
•Many times children can't attend school barefoot because shoes are a required part of their uniform. If they don't have shoes, they don't go to school. If they don't receive an education, they don't have the opportunity to realize their potential.

Taken from http://www.onedaywithoutshoes.com/
What is One Day Without Shoes?
The day we spread awareness of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a child’s life by taking off our own.

Today I will go barefoot.

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