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"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent."- Victor Hugo. The Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, is a music festival taking place on June 21, the summer solstice. Music is the sound of a society, of a time and a place. It articulates the ideas and emotions that "cannot remain silent." This refusal to remain silent is why music has so much social power. To celebrate world music day, we invite you to explore the connection between music and social change.
There are over 20 million refugees in the world many who have fled their countries due to civil wars and ethnic, tribal and religious violence. On June 20 join us in honouring World Refugee Day to focus not only on the causes of their exile, but also on their determination and will to survive and on the contributions they make to their host communities.
In the words of Kofi Annan, "Illicit drugs destroy innumerable individual lives and undermine our societies. Confronting the illicit trade in drugs and its effects remains a major challenge for the international community." To honour the June 21st Day we invite you to read Panorama articles about drug addiction and to get involved in The Youth Network for Harm Reduction.
Adobe Youth Voices ignites young people's Creative Confidence - the ability to harness creative skills to solve problems - with advanced digital media tools and powerful storytelling techniques. The 2012-2013 collection showcases work by youth in 22 countries including Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Egypt and Canada. Visit our Adobe Youth Voices Global Gallery collection to see how young people are using their creativity to change the world!
We See Things Differently is a youth led, collaborative campaign to collect and connect our stories, our visions and our efforts to remake the world within one generation. We want to hear from the young leaders around the planet: What is your vision for a better world? What issues are important to you and what you doing about it? How can we get involved to help you take action? Join us on World Environment Day, June 5th for a kickoff webinar, or share your story through TIG's #WSTD Global Gallery and Panorama Sets
Global Dignity Day Canada brings together role models from across the country to inspire and encourage students to make dignified, positive, and inclusive life choices as they develop into their best selves. The goal of this year's event is to highlight dignity as a vehicle to unify and broaden our sense of community, and instill the notion that one's actions can impact and enrich the lives of others. We're looking for youth role models who are examples of living with dignity to be featured in the Global Dignity Day Canada celebrations this October. Do you have someone to nominate? E-mail us at [email protected]!
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Some people think that inspiration only comes from your environment, but I think it is something linked to our souls and to our needs. For me I am inspired by the people who persist and work hard to achieve their goals, people who fought for their rights. I'm also very inspired by natural places,...
Last year I was ranked as the third most active member on TakingITGlobal. It always gives me a reason to go back and to continue exploring and contributing to the community. One of my proudest achievements is having my “Npower,” be an inspiration to many other projects now tagged under the “Nigerian...
I’m passionate about connecting youth, enabling them to connect to each other and impact the their world. As the Director of the Centre for Global Education, we partner over 10,000 students every year from every corner of the planet focusing on Peace and Global Education and Higher Level Learning and...
What inspires me are people who try to make a difference in the world. They don't think the world is too big or that their impact is too small and they lead by example, not by their words. As part of this, young people who have the courage to lead and stand up for themselves inspires me. People who stand...
I am inspired when i read about the stories of people who have made it in the world in spite of insurmountable odds especially in the political arena since I am going to spend my life in the service of humanity, in the field of politics. I believe the best kinds of leaders are people who bring the people...
Education is like sowing the seeds, maybe we can’t see the influence in a short time, but with the small power which can be gathered using it, we can change the world with it.
I am very much concerned about the issue of children and youth. It is my desire and interest to see that I fight social vices like child abuse, illiteracy among young girls and boys and ensure that they are shaped into good citizens. This is part of my agenda also as a teacher.
Good leaders are not common in most African countries which is due in part to the type of democratic practices employed by the country's leaders when getting elected, creating new policies, and delivering on promises made. A good leader therefore is one who is able to produce results over 50% of the time,...
The aim of the Do One Thing campaign is to build a world movement and to express public support for Diversity, building inclusive societies and enhancing dialogue and understanding among people and cultures. Check out the campaign's facebook page and sign on to our featured commitment to learn about other cultures.