Okay. I know what you are thinking here. It is not the Malaysian Dream Girl.
To be honest, I’m pretty dazed recently. Since the start of my autumn semester, things appear to be more complicated. Well, generally everything seems to be more complex. I started to shower myself with matters more than I could absorb.
I’m running around for interviews and sending off zillions of internship applications to all over the world; looking around for voluntary services around the neighborhood even though I don’t have the time to care for my homework; attending extra lectures, doing a research project, and currently got assigned to a project to investigate the feasibility of a solar power plant in India by a company which might not even hire me as their intern. Weekends are usually filled with meet ups, birthdays and hangovers.
I’m heated in lectures and I feel left out in studies.
I have to admit; I’m completely washed out and lost.
For once, I want a getaway. Bury myself in a hole and be vanished.
Free as a bird, into the wild and never be seen. Into my picture perfect world, where everyone loves everybody, where nature reigns and love conquers.
Just when we realize at times like this, when our hormone boils, our need for mommy goes sky high, and our cry for attention rockets to its crest…AHA! And just about when we almost miss and lose the whole point and sense of everything and anything, somehow or rather… we accidentally find them back again. Well, funny but true.
It’s mad. It’s a state of mind. It’s an art of being.
We need to be lost to be found.
And I found MDG.
MDG is a global partnership targets to eradicate poverty established during UN Millennium Declaration on 2000.
These goals are born for reasons. 10 years have passed and we have 5 more years to achieve our targets.
Let me stress: OUR targets. Not his, hers, theirs but our targets.
I stumble upon this initiative as I’m doing my papers research. It’s like a wakeup call. You feel as though you’re part of something, even it might be little.
The impact which reminds you that someone needs you. Hang in there!
It brings you back to the smiles!
The Millennium Development Goals
Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
• Reduce by half the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day
• Reduce by half the proportion of people who suffer from hunger
Achieve universal primary education
• Ensure that all boys and girls complete a full course of primary schooling
Promote gender equality and empower women
• Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education preferably by 2005, and at all
levels by 2015
Reduce child mortality
• Reduce by two thirds the mortality rate among children under five
Improve maternal health
• Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio
Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
• Halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS;
• Halt and begin to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases
Ensure environmental sustainability
• Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes;
Reverse loss of environmental resources
• Reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water;
• Achieve significant improvement in lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers, by 2020
Develop a global partnership for development
A number of objectives, including:
• Address the special needs of landlocked and Small Island Developing States
• In cooperation with the developing countries, develop decent and productive work for youth
• In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies especially
information and communications technologies