Gallup has just published early findings from their “World Poll.” They are literally conducting a ten-year poll of what the entire world is thinking (160 countries). Here’s a snippet from their main discovery:
“What the whole world wants is a good job. That is one of the single biggest discoveries Gallup has ever made. It is as simple and as straightforward an explanation of the data as we can give. If you and I were walking down the street in Khartoum, Tehran, Berlin, Lima, Los Angeles, Baghdad, Kolkata, or Istanbul, we would discover that on most days the single most dominant thought carried around in the heads of most people you and I see is, “I want a good job.” It is the new current state of mind, and it establishes our relationship with our city, our country, and the whole world around us.
It’s the same with the 3 billion people who live on $2 a day or less — the hungry half of the world’s population. What they’re thinking is very different from what most government agencies and NGOs understand and report. While we’re rushing them food and medicine, most of them feel the only real solution is jobs.”
You know I’m passionate about adoption, but I’m even more passionate about orphan prevention. I believe the single biggest thing that can be done to prevent orphans is job creation! (Click to Tweet This.) That’s why I’ve been so passionate about The Adventure Project (TAP) since the very beginning. They are all about job creation – helping others step out of poverty with dignity, not handouts.
This weekend TAP launched a new project where you get the opportunity to tell one person #YoureHired.
When you give $30 per month for one year, your monthly donation provides one person with essential skills: job training, education, financial budgeting. After one year, that person will be thriving, and that family will be self-sustained.
We’re looking for 500 Angel Investors who will step up and say #YoureHired to either a farmer in Kenya or a health care agent in Uganda.
Will you join me? Go to http://www.theadventureproject.org/hire/