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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]!
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
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.
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.
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I'm inspired by leaders who do not look to push their own personal agenda, but instead empower others to share their vision as well. Leaders who create trusting community in this way inspire me.
Communication is key. A good leader listens and cares about everyone's wants and needs. In my opinion a good leader should be respectful and understanding. They should take the time and investigate problems and situations they might encounter. Relate to the public and you are a good leader.
The issues that matter to me most are youth employment and empowerment. As an unemployed youth myself, I decided to get involved with Compassionate Acts International, a non-profit organization in Nairobi, where I learned how to start up my own small to medium size organization. Later, as a result of an...
I am very much inspired by the the potential that l have soon realized in me. It took me quite a lot of time to realize that l can sing, make good art (drawings) due to the absence of adequate knowledge and resources. When l was in my lower grades of Education l could not dream of leading anyone nor...
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...
I am Kazi Mamun Ur Rashid, studying in Computer Science and Software Engineering at American International University Bangladesh. Currently the campus lead (AIUB) of Microsoft Student Partners Bangladesh and worked as the Event & Marketing Lead of Microsoft Student Partners Bangladesh network. Beside...
Life inspires me, the fact that I can wake up every day and breathe meaning I have the power for that day to do something that will have a positive impact on society at large. At times people inspire me, those that need help and cannot somehow due to unavoidable circumstances have that help and I can help...
HIV/AIDS is an issue that I have at heart, and I became aware and involved at the age of 16, volunteering with youth organizations that support people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA’s). I worked in many areas of peer education and counseling. I started experiencing what partnership means, and how important...
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.