Wednesday, 30 November 2011

I Am Silent

Today, I am silent.
Here is some information about the Vow of Silence, taken directly from the Free the Children website:
We won’t stand by while children are subjected to exploitation, poverty and the denial of their basic rights. Every day, millions of children are silenced by these abuses. But we can take a stand for children everywhere.  
The Vow of Silence is Free The Children’s annual fundraising and awareness-raising campaign that engages tens of thousands of participants to stand up for children whose rights are not being upheld. 
From Toronto to Mexico City, London to San Francisco, Beijing to Jakarta, Vancouver to Sydney and back, on November 30, 2011, young people will go silent for 24 hours in solidarity with children who are being silenced by poverty and exploitation. For Vow participants, being silent can mean refraining from speaking. It can also mean not using email, Facebook, Twitter or text messaging. It can even mean not using hand gestures, note writing or any communication at all. Participants like you can determine your level of silence based on what you’re comfortable with. 
This campaign can be done as an individual, group, school, or even an entire city. 
So take the Vow. Take action, raise funds and awareness for Free The Children. On November 30th, go silent in solidarity with children who are denied their human rights and denied their voice.


FYI: This is a scheduled post since I won't be communicating through notes, e-mail, Twitter, etc. on the 30th. This will be my 4th year participating in the Vow of Silence, so wish me luck! :)


  1. Oh wow, this is a seriously fantastic cause. Huge kudos to you, Sonia, for taking part! And having done so for the past 4 years <3 I haven't heard of this before and sadly Nov 30th is pretty much over in half an hour for me, but I will definitely be taking part next year. Thanks for bringing awareness to this!

    GOOD LUCK!!! I take pleasure in telling you to SHUT UP ;)

  2. Wow, that is such a great cause, and it's your 4th year particpating - how awesome are you! I wish you the best of luck!

  3. Wow Sonia how awesome! GL with your vow of silence, I hope you raise lots of awareness and funds for your cause!

    The Cait Files

  4. This is amazing. And Awesome. And I am in awe. It's your forth year?! Best of luck and it's fantastic that you are bringing awareness to this.

  5. Brodie: THANK YOU! :) I hope you do participate next year!

    Renu: I love the cause and I love participating - it's always an eye-opening experience :) Thanks!

    Cait: Thank you! I hope so too.

    Kathy: Aww, thank you! Yes, fourth year. I did it for the first time when I was 12, which was definitely the hardest round ;) Thanks again!

    You guys are the BEST <3

  6. Thank you for following! I followed back ^.^

    This is a great cause. I love free the children. My cousin held a party where all proceeds went to Free the Children. It is truly a fantastic cause. I wish I new about this, though. I would have participated.

    Good for you though!