Clay Aiken Urges Action For Children Of Somalia

blogged about his work in Somalia in his role as UNICEF Ambassador over at Huffington Post. The ‘American Idol’ season two runner-up writes:

This past November, while we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a grim milestone was reached in the east African nation of Somalia. The conflict and instability which has characterized that nation for the past 20 years has produced a generation in its central southern province that has never known peace.

In this season of peace and goodwill, this jarring reality should spur us to action so that future generations are not lost.

Check out the entire post here.

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13 thoughts on “Clay Aiken Urges Action For Children Of Somalia

  1. barnettbarr says:

    I’ve heard that Clay Aiken hired a lawyer (Jess L. Rosen) to free him from the binding contract with 19 Entertainment, the management company owned by American Idol creator Simon Fuller.
    Can anybody give me additional information on this one? I mean, why did Clay even want to be freed from 19 Entertainment anyway? What part of their contract was so binding? And do you really need a lawyer just to tell a Record Label or a company that you don’t want to work with them anymore?

  2. Marty says:

    This article by Clay Aiken is articulate and intelligent. It is refreshing to see a celebrity that cares about children and does what he can to help.

    Thank you for reporting on this article.

  3. Marie says:

    And what does that have to do with the current blog by Mr. Aiken about Somalia?

    Come to think of it, that is such old news and hardly relevant in the grand scheme of things, but to answer your question, maybe he wanted out of the contract because he didn’t like the direction they were trying to push him in regarding his career.

    That being said, why is it always the case that when something good is written either by or about Mr. Aiken, someone has to come post something inane and totally irrelevant to the topic at hand or just get nasty. Never fails.

  4. Sue says:

    Thank you for posting the link to the Huffington Post and Clay Aiken’s articulate blog about the dire situation in Somalia. So much to be done and UNICEF is leading the way.

  5. Pat says:

    Kudos to Clay Aiken and his work on behalf of UNICEF. It’s good to see that Clay and all of their ambassadors are keeping people up to date with the news of UNICEF’s efforts.

    Mr. Aiken is not only a fantastic UNICEF ambassador in support of children worldwide, he’s also a wonderful singer and I’m happily awaiting his next CD. He’s a good example of a celebrity not only doing well in his ‘job’ but also being a humanitarian.

  6. Trixie says:

    Kudos to Clay for focusing on helping the children of the world.

    As for hiring Rosen, I believe Clay hired him before he signed any recording contracts. He did not hire Rosen specifically to get out of his agreement with 19E. As for needing a lawyer to tell a label or management company that you don’t want to work with them anymore. Yes. You do. Especially if you have valid reasons for leaving and they are not cooperating in letting you out of your contract. Even then you may not be able to leave when you want.

  7. skye628 says:

    That part of the world is key to most strife at this time. Obviously, Clay is very committed to the children of the world having a better life. Good for him.

  8. tnmtmama says:

    Very interesting and enlightening article. Thanks for link.

  9. Jan says:

    Thanks for such an informative article.
    From reading this, it looks like Aiken a never tiring and ever caring person.

  10. Joan Bennett says:

    Thanks for this well-thought out and articulate article by Clay Aiken. All children are near and dear to Clay’s heart. He’s using his celebrity and education to “teach” outside the classroom.

  11. Nat says:

    Thanks you for posting Mr. Aiken’s Huffington blog. It is well written and let’s everyone know what happening to these children. From what I have heard he is very active in the concerns of children not just outside of the US but here at home as well. Kudos, Mr. Aiken for all the work you do on behalf of the children of the world.

  12. Josh says:

    Keep up the good work Unicef and Mr Aiken. All kids deserve food, water, shelter and education. All kids. Keep on keeping on brother.

  13. lulu says:

    I remember Clay Aiken saying he wanted to make a difference and he is. This is a worthwhile matter and needs our help.

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