Pinterest can be used as an endless source of inspiration for people all over the world. For many, like myself, it is a board of my wants. The shoes that I want, the wedding cake that I want, the recipe that I want to try, and look that I want, etc. It’s a place where we share what we deem to be beautiful, worth remembering and important. But UNICEF had something different in mind when they curated this board.
UNICEF created a fictional Pinterest page for Ami Musa, a young girl from Sierra Leone, to showcase her “interests.” While many of us pin hairstyles that we like, tips for making our smaller bathroom look larger and ways to make a recipe better, Ami Musa’s board, titled “Really want these.” reminds people of what the world’s poorest children dream of: food, clean water, basic clothing and the opportunity to learn.
I’m not going to lie, when I found this board and clicked back to my homepage, which mainly consists of designer wear that I admire and graphic design work, I cried. Most of us truly do not realize how lucky we are.
If you’d like to donate to UNICEF or you’d like to help, click on each pin and it will take you to their page where you are able to donate. I’m only able to locate the UK version of the donation page, so the donation is in pounds. 1 British pound sterling = roughly $1.61.
What do you think of Ami Musa’s Pinterest board? Would you notice these pins if they were in your Pinterest feed?