Kids CAN alter the world.
Kids have the power to save lives and make a difference. Ready to get started? Read on…
What is World Altering Medicine?
World Altering Medicine is a charity organization that works to change the world by donating medicines, medical supplies, and volunteer doctors to needy hospitals in Africa. We also make donations to help students in Africa with school fees, books, and school supplies.
Where does World Altering Medicine do its work?
World Altering Medicine helps sick children and their families in Africa get the medical care they need. WAM currently is operating in a few countries in Africa, such as Malawi and Swaziland. Malawi is the eighth poorest country in the world, and is also known as “The Warm Heart of Africa,” which makes it both a necessary and heartwarming place to work. Swaziland has the highest rate of HIV in the entire world, meaning proper medical care is essential for kids and their families.
Why do we work in Africa?
In Africa, there are many sick children who die because the hospital does not have basic medicines (which would only cost $1-$3 per dose). Some hospitals can’t function properly because they don’t have basic equipment that is plentiful in the United States. Many students in Malawi don’t go to high school because their families can’t afford the $50/year tuition and other school fees.
What are some of World Altering Medicine’s projects?
• Breath of Life provides oxygen to hospitals in Malawi to help kids breathe better when they are sick. Every hospital in the United States has oxygen machines, and even though they are essential for saving lives, it is difficult for hospitals in Malawi to buy these machines without help.
• The Kabudula Hospital program provides life saving medicines and brings more doctors and nurses to the rural hospital in Kabudula, Malawi.
• KEEP is a program that helps kids stay in school in Kabudula, Malawi. High school is not free in Malawi, and many kids have to quit their schooling before they finish high school because they cannot afford the nominal school fees ($200 for four years.)
• Emergency Funds in Malawi and Swaziland support families in crisis that cannot afford to take care of their sick children.
What can I do to help?
You can do a lot to help alter the world! Remember, even $2 can buy a dose of life-saving medicine, while thousands can help transform a community!
• Raise awareness of the tremendous needs in Africa by reading our website, liking our page on Facebook, and telling your friends, your family and your school about WAM.
• Show your support of World Altering Medicine by supporting one of our many projects in Africa, such as Breath of Life, Kabudula Hospital, KEEP, and Emergency Funds for families that need help.
• Involve your community by asking your school, church, or temple to choose WAM as a charity, or by holding a fundraiser.
• Donate new or used items, such as laptop computers, calculators, camera phones or digital cameras; currently, the hospitals we support have very few computers, and our schools have none!
• Kids can make a difference. Here are some ways that youth have supported World Altering Medicine: four teens at a Brooklyn high school collected clothes from their community and sold them to raise money for WAM; an 8-year old boy got sponsors for a 20 km bike-a-thon to benefit WAM; 13-year old kids asked for donations to WAM in lieu of presents for their Bat Mitzvahs; and an 11-year old girl had a WAM-donation birthday party! You can help too!
• Write letters to our elementary and secondary school students in Kabudula, Malawi to show your support and to provide them with an opportunity to practice their English language skills.
• Visit our website at www.worldalteringmedicine.org and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.