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TakingITGlobal Proudly Presents:
        The TakingITGlobal Dispatch! 
For the month of September 2003 (Volume 3.8) 
In this Issue:
1 ->  Welcome to the Dispatch: TIG Reaches 20,000 Members! 
2 ->  Monthly Theme: Education and Learning 
3 ->  Have Your VOICE heard! 
4 ->  Global Gallery: The Learning Curve 
5 ->  I3 Zine Featured Article: Education in India 
6 ->  Online Chat: The Educational System 
7 ->  E-Cards Creation Contest Winner! 
8 ->  September's Global Gallery Contest Winners 
9 ->  TIG Youth Day: September 15th 
10 ->  Wrap Up 
~*~ 1. Welcome to the Dispatch: TIG Reaches 20,000 Members! ~*~
We are excited to send you this month's dispatch with the news that TakingITGlobal now has 
20,000 members worldwide, in over 200 countries! With your help, TIG has become an organization that 
inspires, informs, and involves youth on a truly global scale.
Learn about our monthly theme of "Education and Learning," as well as an opportunity to have 
your voice heard in the United Nations!  Also, read about the winners from last month's e-cards and global 
gallery contests, and learn about this month's new contests.  Stay connected with this dispatch!
In friendship, 
The TakingITGlobal Team 
~*~ 2. Monthly Theme: Education and Learning ~*~
Education is a fundamental right for every person and the key to other human rights; 
the heart of all development and the essential prerequisite for equality and lasting peace.  This 
month, we address this key issue and discuss factors that can be implemented to improve our educational 
Visit the education and learning theme page and share your thoughts: 

~*~ 3. Have Your VOICE heard! ~*~
TakingITGlobal will be launching a new weekly newsletter on Youth & the UN! 
This newsletter will be distributed to embassies, UN agencies, and others once the 58th UN 
General Assembly session starts in mid-September. This newsletter will contain views/perspectives from 
TIG members on important current affairs and topics to be discussed during the General Assembly. 
If you have ideas you want to share and would like to be featured in one or more of the upcoming 
newsletters, please email Beenash Jafri: beenash@takingitglobal.org
~*~ 4. Global Gallery: The Learning Curve ~*~
For this month's theme of Education & Learning, the Global Gallery will be running a contest, 
entitled "The Learning Curve".   Education can mean the difference between freedom and oppression, access 
and restriction, knowledge and ignorance.  What does education LOOK like to you?  What does education MEAN 
to you?  Show us through your artwork!
A Hewlett Packard scanner, printer, or camera will go to the creator of the winning piece of 
artwork that best depicts the spirit of education.  Also, this submission, along with 4 runners-up, will 
have their artwork exhibited on a TakingITGlobal postcard, which is sent to country team members and 
mentors all over the world.  These 5 winners will each receive 20 of these postcards and 1 TakingITGlobal 
mouse pad.
All artwork that is entered into the contest will be voted on by your fellow TakingITGlobal 
members based on visual appeal, style, effort, originality and relevance to the topic.
"The Learning Curve" contest will run from September 1 to September 22 and you must be under 
the age of 30 to participate.
For more information, to submit artwork, or to see last month's winners, head to: 
~*~ 5. I3 Zine Featured Article: Education in India  ~*~ 
Nandita Saikia from India has written an engaging article, "Education and Learning" about 
the inequities in the country's educational system.  After independence from British rule, India has been 
struggling to "widen the reach and quality of education".  Read Nandita's article: 
Share your thoughts with TIG members all over the world at 
The TakingITGlobal I3 Zine has gathered a variety of articles showcasing our members' unique 
perspectives on Education and Learning at http://zine.takingitglobal.org/. Read on, and 
educate yourself!
~*~ 6. Online Chat: The Educational System ~*~
Many debates have begun on whether the current educational system is appropriate for our 
present situation.  Most people are questioning the effectiveness of theoretical education when compared 
to a more practical approach to learning.  Others focusing their debates on the cost of schools. Education 
is supposedly a fundamental right, yet remains unaccessible to people in many countries.  Join this month's
chat and share your thoughts on the educational system and its effectiveness.
Is Today's Education System Effective? 
- How appropriate is the current education system in your country for your current situation? 
- Are schools educating or just passing students? 
- Is education in Third World countries on par with education in the First World? 
- How do you ensure that your education is worth the cost, especially if you are in university?
Time: Thursday September 25th, 2003 
15:00 (EST) | 20:00 (GMT) | 06:00 (Sydney) 
~*~ 7. E-Cards Creation Contest Winner! ~*~
Last month TakingITGlobal ran an e-Cards Creation Contest to encourage you, our members, 
to help us to create a more fun, dynamic, and interesting selection of e-Cards to enjoy!  The month is up 
and we have our winner: Shawn Barbosa!  He will receive a TakingITGlobal gift pack, which includes a 
t-shirt, mouse pads, and stickers.  Shawn submitted several e-Cards throughout the contest -- follow the 
links below to view and send a few of them.
To check out some other e-Cards head to: 
~*~ 8. Global Gallery Contest Winners! ~*~
Listed below are the winner and runners-up for last month's "Different Places, Different Spaces" art contest:
"My Home, My People" by Murthada O. Lawal, Nigeria 
"Yoruba Musical Instruments" by Tajudeen Akinwande, Nigeria 
"The Great Wall" by Maitreyi Doshi, India 
"Sunset in the Heart of Brazil" by Diogo Andre Assumpcao, Brazil 
"Doors and Windows of the World" by Bernadette Fleischanderl, Austria 

Winners are selected by the voting of TIG members.  Congratulations to our winners, and 
thank you to everyone who participated!
Learn more about the new Global Gallery contest for September: 
~*~ 9. TIG Youth Day ~*~
On the 15th of September, TakingITGlobal is celebrating its 3rd anniversary, and you are 
invited!  Visit the TIG Youth Day site at http://tyd.takingitglobal.org/ and read what events are 
happening in your area. Write to tyd@takingitglobal.org if you want to organize your own event to 
celebrate this day!
~*~ 10. Wrap Up ~*~
If you would like to help prepare for upcoming themes, you can fill out your 
‘Contributions to TIG’ profile here: http://www.takingitglobal.org/aboutus/tigopps.html
Your interest, support and involvement with TakingITGlobal helps our community 
to grow and encourage more young people (20,000+) to be inspired, informed and involved 
everyday! Thank you for being a member with the vision of positive change!
Stay connected,
Your friends at TakingITGlobal 
The TakingITGlobal Dispatch is the official newsletter of TakingITGlobal, 
electronically published via email, and compiled from various events and news 
from within the TakingITGlobal network. Contributions should be sent to 
dispatch@takingitglobal.org. Please include your full name, age, and your 
member name.
Past issues of the Dispatch can be read in the dispatch archive, 
found at http://www.takingitglobal.org/community/newsletters/dispatch

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