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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.
"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.
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]!
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!
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.
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
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First and foremost, I'm inspired by my spiritual source. I think all inspiration comes from Spirit, hence the word in-spir-ed. Externally, I'm inspired by pain and possibility. Painful stories that make me mad or sad that I've experienced firsthand, seen, or heard about also inspire me to action. For...
Life - all of it - is inspiration: the small as well as great things. But beautiful hearts, warm sunshine, bright smiles, and positive lives are my favourites.
Knowing that I can create change inspires me most significantly. It fires me up to move beyond wishing for change, criticizing abnormalies, accepting mediocrity to acting significantly for change. This thought runs through my mind and makes a progressive person out of me. Each time I have to make a...
I am inspired by different young people who are able to connect with each other despite the different culture and beliefs that they have. I am also inspired by young children who can make a difference in an adult's life!
The suffering of the orphaned and underprivileged children that I witnessed in India, inspired me to start my own NGO. It is amazing that even though these children live in such hardships, there is a smile on their face. This motivates me to do more for them.
I belong to a landless family from a remote village of India. My parents somehow managed to admit me to a missionary school called Khrist Raja High School Bettiah, Bihar, a very renowned school in West Champaran. Champaran is where Gandhiji started his movement for freedom. My school itself has a...
I'm Kalinga, and since last year I've been a Microsoft Student Partner. Currently studying as a Final year Undergraduate in BSc Computing & Information Systems at Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Few months back I've founded a non-profit organization called "Uva Wellassa IT Foundation". It is aimed to...
I am a social innovator working with TEDxRedmond and People to People Alumni to help spread ideas. I am also part of the STEM high school community.
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.