Archive for the ‘activism’ Category

Kindness is never wasted

Posted: Μαΐου 11, 2013 in activism

Check out the amazing video below of college students performing random acts of kindness all over their college campus and share their ideas. Making someone smile is such a simple act of kindness. And do not forget: Love brings Love!

Have a beautiful weekend.

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When a dream of a better life turned into a nightmare…

Posted: Νοέμβριος 12, 2012 in activism
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The «Dangerous Journey» is an animated film which aims  to inform and warn millions of people worldwide, especially young women, of the practices that harm them and it is based on true stories.

Human trafficking is a lucrative crime and there are several reasons why women are so easily lured into the system and why the practice continues to be so pervasive. Poverty is the main tool that is used to attract women into the hands of traffickers. People are desperate and looking for a better life – when they hear of the ‘endless opportunities’ in South Africa, some of them are easily deceived.

A lack of awareness of the evil also contributes to the high levels of trafficking. Women, police and other citizens are not educated on how trafficking works and what the consequences are – a factor which ultimately assists in its growth.

Spread the word about this practice, and maybe we’ll see some change!

Delivering hope during high waters

Posted: Οκτώβριος 17, 2012 in activism
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In August, floods caused by monsoon rain affected thousands of people across Myanmar. WFP was able to immediately respond and provide assistance to 96,000 displaced people and those stranded in villages with food distributions in the flood-affected areas.

 

Heavy rains in August forced thousands of people to flee their homes and caused flooding across vast swathes of agricultural land in the Ayeyerwaddy region of Myanmar.

People moved to safer places as their houses remained under water

 

A young boy walks over the flooded village

 

Flood-affected families took refuge in monasteries waiting for relief to arrive

Flood victims take away food rations from a distribution center

 

Food distribution brings smiles during hard times

 

 

If you only have one day to document the world, which story would you tell?

Today, 22 April, is celebrated around the world the Earth Day with the screening of the documentary »One Day on Earth». Across the planet documentary filmmakers, students, and inspired citizens recorded  the human experience over a 24-hour period.   On October 10th, 2010 (10/10/10), thousands of inspired individuals, representing every nation of the world, filmed their perspective and contributed their voice to a collaborative global film project.

Watch the official trailer of this unique film with pictures of interconnected humanity never before possible.

KONY 2012 campaign

Posted: Μαρτίου 10, 2012 in activism

Joseph Kony, the notorious leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is known as the world’s next Hitler who makes thousands of young people suffering. Over the past 20 years 30.000 children have been abducted in Uganda. The LRA has abducted thousands of civilians to serve as child soldiers, porters, and concubines and displaced hundreds of thousands of people hoping to avoid their brutal tactics.

Many families have lost a child through abduction or their village was attacked and destroyed by an army of abducted children known as the Lord’s Resistance Army. At night the children of the north flee into towns to sleep, fearing that they might be abducted.

The purpose of the half hour video by Invisible Children  is to make Joseph Kony famous. Joseph’s Kony immediate capture and delivery to the International Criminal Court would be an unambiguous victory for humanity.

So, share the following video and make Kony famous all around the world. You should keep in mind that WE are shaping the human history!

Do you want to see what’s  like  in a South Sudanese refugee camp? World Food Programme’s Ahnna Gudmunds managed to get to the Jamam camp in the north and saw that WFP food aid is getting through, despite transport difficulties.

Thanks to all team members of WFP for this great work! We are with you in every step!

An amazing girl with enormous love

Posted: Σεπτεμβρίου 29, 2011 in activism, inspirational people
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Apayi Nasab is a tweenty  two year old girl from Uganda. Iam fascinated with her passion and commitment to spread around hope and love. She’s a member of Activista Uganda and  works every day with people who share the same vision with her, which is to make this world a better place.

»Every morning i wake up and think i should help everyone out there that needs help. So, i and activista members go to office and identify serious problems that need immidiate solution, such as starving children, women and elderly who are unable to support themselves. Some times when i walk on the streets of Kampala i come across with   young beggars. They wear frayed clothes and beg for food. These  scenes make me really sad and when i have money with me i always buy them something to eat’. 

She came up with the idea of activism from a very early age because she feels that she can help those  who can’t make their voices heard and her objective is to see one day all people being treated as equals.

Her dream is to become a journalist and work with people from different parts of the world. »I want to travel, meet people, become familiar with other cultures and customs  so that i can teach others from my experiences around the world. I will work all of my life to become a better person»  .

This is a story not just of one girl, but of a generation of young people who adamantly believe that anything imaginable is possible and do remarkable work in our world.

Apayi is one of my heroes and i’ll  meet her in Uganda very soon 🙂