Blog Prompt #9
Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality
This was goal 4 from the honors group who presented in class. They were off to a rough start because they had technical difficulties in getting their video started. After watching the video at home I see that it was a video to provoke emotions rather than give information. The video is well done but it seemed similar to something put together by an anti abortion campaign. Regaurdless it would have made a good intro.
The presentation went over what is happening in Sierra Leone as well as steps to reduce child mortality including: better nutrition, vaccines, hygiene, better water and bug nets. Along with these were a list of organizations and what they are doing to help. Finally the presentation ended with steps that you or I could take in helping these children. These included internet donations, jobs and internships oversees, and a game that donates bug nets.
Overall the presentation was done well. It is too bad their video didnt work. At the same time I think that the video contrasted the sometimes light hearted attitude of the rest of the presentation. The video had some serious toned music playing while showing diseased disfigured and poverty stricken children. Very serious stuff. There were parts of the presentation that showed Blood Diamond Movie poster and popular celebs assisting the cause. These seemed a bit forced and light hearted along with suggesting a computer game. That is really my only complaint, and thought the presentation was well done.