Welcome to the “We are the World BlogFest” (#WATWB ). The #WATWB was inspired by a simple conversation about how all the negativity on social media was weighing on us. Wanting to make a difference, we decided to try to do our part to infuse social media with all the good stories that are out there. We hope to share the stories that show kindness, compassion, hope, overcoming challenges and in general, the impressive resilience of the human spirit. For every dark, negative story out there, there is a positive, heartwarming story that will add some light and lift the human spirit. #WATWB was started in 2017, this month marks our fifty-forth opportunity to share positive uplifting stories to inspire, give hope and motivate others. The last Friday of every month bloggers share their stories led by two co-hosts, this month’s co-hosts are:
Sylvia McGrath (https://www.professorowlsbookcorner.com) and Belinda Witzehausen (https://www.BelindaWitzenhausen.comv
Those who know me can tell you how passionate I am about sharing positive information for and about young people with disabilities and learning challenges. I was also a Literacy Tutor for many years and found it to be the most satisfying volunteer work I was involved with.
Hi Sylvia – these various opportunities for those with intellectual challenges are just brilliant to know about – there’s definitely a place for them to work in their field and wherever they achieve. We all definitely need to learn and appreciate their work, as well as learn from them. Thanks for highlighting – I’m pleased to know about these fields. All the best – Hilary
I’m listening to the video while writing my response Sylvia. As a long time individual with your passion for those with disabilities, this must gladden your heart enormously. It’s simply wonderful that these people are being the opportunity they richly deserve. Great #WATWB post thank you!