“Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference has never tried to fall asleep with a mosquito in the room.” It’s true, isn’t it? Have you ever been camping or at the cottage and woken up to bumps and itches galore, all thanks to the presence of one or two tiny pests in your room?
Here in Canada, we”re lucky though, because mosquitoes are just a nuisance. They buzz around our heads and suck our blood, but that’s about it. Unfortunately, that”s not the case for many people, especially our brothers and sisters in sub-Saharan Africa. There, mosquitoes are more than a nuisance. One bite could carry with it a death sentence in the form of a malaria infection.
That’s because countries with the highest incidence of malaria infections, are also countries whose population cannot afford anti-malarial treatments, which means that the malaria goes untreated and often leads to death.
Here’s the really cool thing! There”s something each of us can do to help swat malaria – one mosquito at a time! By hosting a MST event at your school, you will be helping to raise the funds needed to buy bed nets for people in countries like Liberia, Rwanda and Uganda through Spread the Net. That”s right – even from here in Canada you can make a life-saving difference for a family in Africa.
Contact us today to learn more and book a tour and join in the battle to squash out malaria – one mosquito at a time!