Zhang Hai Hong walks along the rows of rice fields at his five-hectare Xin Hua Farm in Jiamusi, located in China’s northeastern Heilongjiang Province. Set along the lower reaches of the Songhua River, Heilongjiang Province is one of China’s most important regions for rice production.
In Opuwo, a village in northwest Namibia, Vemupomambo Tjivinda sits with a mother and infant daughter from the country’s nomadic Ovahimba tribe. As they chat, Vemupomambo gently wraps a coloured plastic tape around the upper arm of the baby while her mother watches intently. The tape, marked with green, yellow and red sections, is a simple tool used by Health Extension Workers (HEWs) to quickly determine if a child is malnourished.
On October 2, we launched the Zinc Saves Lives Battery Recycling Campaign at We Day Toronto to keep batteries out of landfills and help get zinc to the children who need it most. The campaign continues at We Day Vancouver on October 22 and We Day Calgary on November 3.
N’Goné Sine is sitting with her neighbours in the village of N’Gomène Keur Atou in the Senegalese district of Thiès. She’s trying to get some sewing finished but her work is constantly interrupted. Within the span of 20 minutes, three women come to see her with their sick children. All of these children are suffering from diarrhea.