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TakingITGlobal's mission is to empower youth to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges. We can't wait for you to get involved!
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
"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.
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.
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!
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I’ve found that the different tools and resources from the TakingITGlobal site really attracted the kids, so I thought it would be good to use the TIG and TIGed tools to get the kids started on thinking about the global community and caring about the planet and caring for other people. We’ve only just...
My inspirations come from a number of things. Quiet workers always impress me. They work from the heart and mind and aren't looking for a pat on the back. I am inspired by those who chose not to take the easy path. Hard work always pays off.
In simple words, a good leader has to have a heart that's bigger than his or her ego. Experience, skills, and intelligence can be developed over time, but if a leader does not feel for the people then there is not a single reason for him or her to be in the position to start with. I look up to the likes of...
I, in my school was always involved in various events, seminars and competitions on global and national issues. This en-rooted a deep interest in me to know about everything in the world that affects we, the people as a part of society. We actually don't have to go too far searching for a source of...
Teen pregnancy, increase on OVC and HIV & AIDS, which is a global health threat! As l have been involved in voluntary work l got aware that our communities are affected by the above situations l had stated morely my school friends and many others from my family-community. l have built a self-passion and...
As a techonomist and computer programmer, I believe technology can solve the world's toughest problems. I'm the founder of GenINCtv, STEM 4 Girls, and a past intern at Microsoft Research.
I find people from the past very inspirational. They provide a link to the way things used to be before big industry took over, which is a great way to restore faith in myself. A great many famous scientists, inventors, and authors have been people who “think outside the box”—and I’m like that too....
Speaking out against injustice. Advocacy for less privilege and those who are unable to plead their cause. seeking and reaching out for change is what inspire me. I want to see young adults making an impact in their world. I like to challenge young people to be more aware of the issues that affect them and...
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.