What is Help a Child with UNICEF?Help a Child with UNICEF is a Facebook application through which you can help real children from developing countries live a better life. You can choose a virtual child to support and from time to time it will need basic things like food or vaccines. You can buy those virtually, for free or via a small donation. In that case, the money you donate will be used to fund various UNICEF projects giving real children in developing countries food, shelter, safety, education and love.
Who is behind it all?The Help a Child application is a UNICEF project. UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. It was established by the United Nations in 1946 to meet the emergency needs of children in post-war Europe and China. In 1950, its mandate was broadened to address the long-term needs of children and women in developing countries everywhere. UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations system in 1953. UNICEF's work is carried out in 191 countries through country programmes and National Committees. Some 88 per cent of the organization's posts are located in the field. To find out more about UNICEF, please visit unicef.org
To create the Help a Child with UNICEF application, UNICEF partnered with interactive creative Radovan Grezo. He came up with the idea and then worked on it for over a year in his spare time to make it happen. In the process, he had to find people who designed, programmed and maintain the application for UNICEF free of charge. You can find out more about Radovan Grezo at http://grezo.wordpress.com