Raising awareness for abandoned babies in South Africa – but why just stop here?
Nobody deserves to be abandoned or left to die in horrible conditions for whatever reason.
Baby/child abandonment is nothing new and is happening more often than what we read, hear or know about.
These small babies who survive the conditions in which they were left in are real superheroes – stronger than most of us.
Being taken out of the one place they know and love and put into mostly horrible conditions without knowing anything about what is going on, what they are or where they are combined with the pure will to live is enough to bring anyone down to their knees. Hence, the name For They’ll Move Mountains.
20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
For they’ll move mountains is an initiative that aims to
- Raise awareness
- Put focus on all existing organisations/initiatives currently facing this war
- To lend a helping hand in getting donations to places and people in need
- Get more people actively involved in changing people’s lives & perceptions
- Spread the word
- Motivate people to have the difficult conversations around abandonment
- Understand & enlighten others around the reasons & real struggles behind abandonment so that it is not a shame and blame game
- To make other options available and get the critical information out to those in need
- Share the good news stories
- Share the horrible facts and truths
- Hopefully help in getting to a stage where no baby is ever left abandoned in horrible conditions, but rather given a chance at life
As a new-ish mom of twin boys I find it extremely hard to read or hear about any baby left abandoned – especially in horrible conditions like dustbins, toilets or a veldt just to name some – and not to do anything about it. It breaks my heart into a million pieces to hear that most of these babies are sadly not being rescued in time – if even they are found/reported.
I lift up and appreciate each and every person working tirelessly to help the lives of these struggling moms and babies. You are appreciated more than you know. You have helped someone and given a precious soul a chance to live their life.
To the moms who have to make this difficult decision, you are not alone. There is a whole other world out there filled with caring people who are ready and waiting to help you and your baby. Someone is willing and able to help you to give your baby what he or she needs to have a wonderful life. We know that you do not wish any harm on your baby and you feel that you have no choice – but we’re here to let you know that things can be different for you and your baby.
It’s okay to talk about this and it’s okay to feel that you can’t take care of your baby. There are places and people who can step in and help out.
This is the message that needs to be given to women and young girls who experience crisis pregnancies through abuse and rape or who are not in a position to care for their baby. We need everyone’s help to get this message out.
It starts with a simple hello.