Yesterday a school in Argyle and Bute banned nine-year-old Martha Payne from taking pictures of her school dinners. She had been blogging about her lunches and her posts were cooking up a storm and attracting widespread media attention. She had also managed to raise £2,000 for for Mary's Meals, a charity that provides school meals for children in Africa.
Two days of incubation in a child's body is enough for the virus to do its work. If they are unable to fight it they will end up so severely dehydrated they will have to go to hospital, they could end up on a drip, of several weeks, at which point the child's brain and development will have been so severely affected, and in some cases unfortunate enough to lose their life.
There are an estimated 70,000 school-aged blind children in China - most living in rural areas and villages. The schools which offer special education for VI children are predominantly located in the major cities hundreds or thousands of miles away. A casual visitor to Shanghai, an incredible economic powerhouse of a city, might wonder how such a plight could be possible.
Thousands of Somalis have been forced to flee an ongoing military offensive in Afgooye Corridor, Southern Somalia. More than 5,000 people have arrived, many on foot and carrying nothing, into overcrowded Mogadishu. I'm standing in Sigale camp, Mogadishu, and the trickle of people struggling in becomes a torrent. Mothers carrying children and their meagre belongings look shattered and collapse under nearby trees.
Right now, business has an unprecedented opportunity to "do good," and a lot more good than charities. A controversial statement perhaps, but new research shows I'm not alone in believing businesses are better equipped to create social change than charities.