There is a whole heap of bad news out in the world. There are terrible things happening all over the world. But it does no harm to share some of the good news stories too.
There is some good in this world … and it’s worth fighting for.
- The people of Ballaghaderreen1 are building a wall, inspired by Trump, but this time it is a “welcome wall” with message of welcome to the Syrian refugees who are arriving in Roscommon.2 You can read more about Ballaghaderreen’s Welcome to Roscommon organisation on their facebook.
- Dublin City Council is considering allowing councillors to take their children with them to meetings. A positive move in that it allows for nursing mothers etc to still attend.3
- The White Helmets are continuing their fantastic work in Syria. If you haven’t heard of them The White Helmets are 3,300 volunteer search and rescue workers from local communities who risk their lives to save others and bring hope. 85,228 + lives saved. You can donate online to help their efforts.
- Meet Greg Owen, the Man Who Stopped Thousands Of People Becoming HIV-Positive through promoting PrEP, or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis.4 It involves people taking medication to help prevent them contracting HIV. You can read all about it on What is PrEP?. ~ Via Metafilter
non-Irish people, guess how that placename is pronounced ↩
Marese Mcdonagh. “<a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/ballaghaderreen-builds-welcome-wall-for-syrian-refugees-1.2969920" target="_blank">Ballaghaderreen builds ‘welcome wall’ for Syrian refugees</a>.” The Irish Times. 10 Feb. 2017. Web. 3 Mar. 2017. ↩
Councillors could take their children to meetings under new proposals – <a href="http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/councillors-could-take-their-children-to-meetings-under-new-proposals-35484861.html" target="_blank">Independent.ie. (2017)</a>. ↩
<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/patrickstrudwick/meet-the-man-who-stopped-thousands-of-people-becoming-hiv-po?utm_term=.ublOa3VjM#.jlo8N3Mmx" target="_blank">Meet The Man Who Stopped Thousands Of People Becoming HIV-Positive</a>. (2017). BuzzFeed. Retrieved 3 March 2017 ↩