I want to read and write…

one life dreams I want to read and write…

In China more than 58 million children are left in the countryside while their parents go to the big cities or factories to work. These ‘left-behind’ children usually live with their grandparents and may see their parents only once a year. These children experience psychological and emotional problems including: feelings of vulnerability, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, anxiety, and pessimism. …

Little things mean a lot…

One life dreams

Sometimes it only takes a simple bowl of noodles to bring a big smile to a child’s face. Submitted by OneLife China – go@onelifematters.org   www.onelifematters.org

I want to have a home…

one life dreams I want to have a home

Misheel lives in the countryside with her mother and father. They are herdsmen and recently lost their home and their livestock in a wildfire. Misheel’s dream was to have a home again, so she can continue to live in the countryside with her mom and dad in the way of life that they know so well. We were able to …

Diani Airlines 

on life dreams Diani Airlines

Life in Cuba has been tuff and challenging. Diani’s dream is to be a flight attendant, to travel outside Cuba, see the world, meet people and learn about new cultures. Her aunt keeps telling her it is impossible because she is too big already as a girl, and is likely to exceed the appropriate hight for this profession. I had the …

The fairy’s princess

one life dreams the fairy's princess

Rotem’s dream is to be the fairy’s princess. Besides, her dreams change everyday Submitted by Adva Fainer Fridja, Israel

Winning a title in a male beauty contest

one life dreams Winning a title in a male beauty contest

Jomar, 8 years old, has the great dream I myself aspired to achieve – winning a title in a male beauty contest. Since the beginning of my modelling career, Jomar has followed my course and mimicked. At his young age, he was interested in joining my activities to learn and thus to compete. After several months of training, his dream came …

Fly like Pippi Longstocking

one life dream - fly like pippi langstocking

As a young girl, I loved Pippi Longstockings books and films. She was so brave, funny, rebellious, candid and confident. I remember her words “Be confident! Be strong! Be kind!” A true role model for the women´s movement. My love for this remarkable girl rubbed off on my daughter. She is fascinated with Pippi and her ability to fly. We …

I want to be warm…

one life dreams I want to be warm

The blanket is an essential part of the wardrobe of the Basotho people of Lesotho. These mountain people live at altitudes exceeding 1000 meters, where winds are fierce and weather is cold and harsh. Their stylish blankets provide covering, warmth, protection from the cold and a distinctive representation of the culture. In this impoverished nation, not everyone can afford a …

We want to live in safety.

one life dreams We want to live in safety

The homes and dwelling places of these children are at risk due to surface and sub-surface water which compromises the foundations of the buildings.  We hope to provide equipment to divert the water away from the buildings thus providing safer living conditions for the entire village. Submitted by OneLife Nepal – go@onelifematters.org   www.onelifematters.org Photo by OneLife

We want a water system for our school…

one life dreams water system for our school

Because there was no water at their school, these students had to draw water from a local stream and carry it back to the school to use. They spent their time collecting water instead of studying. When asked what their dream was, on their own initiative they drew a water system. An organization saw this need and found funds and …