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|Posted by: OMG Kids Jul 30 2012, 12:06 PM|
| Per Dr Kees Rookmaaker, we are posting this plea on this message board with the hopes everyone will help us spread the word.
We are a nonprofit organization called One More Generation (OMG) which was founded by two elementary students back in 2009. The goal of our young founders is to help save endangered species and clean up our environment for at least One More Generation... and beyond.
OMG founders Olivia (age 10) and her brother Carter (age 11.5) are working on a letter writing campaign where they are trying to get 1,000 kids (and adults) from all over the world to send us letters addressed to the President of South Africa asking him to get more involved with stopping poaching of Rhino's for their horn.
Unless the South African government quickly gets involved, the Rhino species is guaranteed to go extinct in our lifetime. This is an amazing opportunity to show kids (and adults) of all ages that they can make a difference, and if successful they can someday tell their kids that they were instrumental in saving this species from extinction.
You can read more on our site at the link below. Our goal is to collect 1,000 letters and personally deliver them to the President of SA early next year. Carter and Olivia are already scheduling presentations at various schools when they are back in session and we are also looking to reach out to churches and any other community group where we can address a large audience. If you know of any organization who might be interested in receiving a copy of the presentation, please let us know and we can easily sent it to them.
Dear President Zuma, (http://onemoregeneration.org/2012/07/20/dear-president-zuma/)
I am reaching out to you in the hopes that you could possibly connect us with zoos and or other organizations who might be willing to help us out. Maybe you might consider posting this on your website or even sending us a letter yourself.
Please let us know if you think you can help in any way. We also encourage your staff to send us a letter as well because as you know, every voice counts.
Thanks in advance for your consideration and support, we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Best regards from the entire OMG Team ;-)