It’s time for another We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB, started by Damyanti Biswas. In light of all the tragic, political, warring news we typically hear from around the world, Damyanti Biswas asked bloggers to highlight a news story that “shows love, humanity, and brotherhood.”
As a children’s author, this article about the Rainbow Reading Gardens really resonated with me. Well, more than that, Pak Baco’s story that he tells on YouTube made me cry. I cried because learning about people like him shows me there are good people in this world. Compassionate, caring people who are willing to step up and make a difference in others’ lives. In this case, Mr. Baco offered his house to be used as the local library. And instead of taking his afternoon nap, he became the “unlikely librarian.” I also have to give a big shout out to Nila Tanzil, the founder of the Rainbow Reading Gardens, which now has 29 libraries reaching 6,000 children in remote villages across 14 islands in Indonesia.
Please visit these other blogs for more good news, and let me know of any that you may have!
Belinda Witzenhausen, Emerald Barnes, Eric Lahti, Inderpreet Uppal, Lynn Hallbrooks, Mary Giese, Michelle Wallace, Peter Nena, Roshan Radhakrishnan, Simon Falk, Susan Scott, Sylvia McGrath, Sylvia Stein
And you’re welcome to join the blogfest and “speak for peace.” Blogs are posted the last day of each month for the rest of 2017. Visit Damyanti’s website for details.