All posts tagged with: community

Indigenous people have rights too

Posted March 27, 2014 no picture Achmad

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Rights should be respected and honored by another person. Most rights harbored by indigenous people are marginalized because in many cases, they are different with the other people. This is the wrong perception because they are alike. Indigenous people are, perhaps, meant as tribal community who have a close relation to their original lands or nature. This definition is almost false, and the proper meaning of indigenous people are descendants of the original people before their lands were occupi...


The roots of development for a sustainable tomorrow!

Posted February 27, 2014 no picture Manusmriti_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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The words sustainable development appear quite often when we talk about our community and nation and our world. It is very important that we also understand them completely. All of us imagine a blossomed tree, but has anyone thought of the roots? Everyone has unique perceptions about this term and I would like to share mine. I feel that this term refers to the positive progressive evolution of each of us in all aspects- social, economic, political and ecological...


Happy Valentine's Day-Spread the Joy!

Posted February 14, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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Happy Valentine's Day VOY! David Beckham recently visited Tacloban, which was hit by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. About 6 million children were affected by the typhoon. Pictured here are children in the Child Friendly Spaces. You can see the happiness on both David's and the children's faces. We want to know how you are spreading joy today and throughout the weekend. Valentine's Day is a holiday we share with loved ones, so why not share it? How do you like to spread...


COMMUNITY GRAIN BANKING - Changing the lives of farmers

Posted February 13, 2014 no picture Bharath_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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It is a well-known fact that food is the most basic necessity for survival. Then, come the other needs. So, ensuring food security for all the people in the world is the need of the hour. Now, let us look at a case study from the Kashipur District of Orissa, India where establishment of community grain banks by an NGO has changed the lives of the farmers living there. Initially, the people living in that area were heavily dependent on the borrowings from the moneylenders for buyi...


Self Exposure: Shared & Gone Viral

Posted February 12, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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Social media and the internet allows us to share videos, music, information, and photos. We can share these with hundreds, thousands, and sometimes millions of people- without us even knowing. Sometimes when you share with someone you trust, they may break that trust and share it others. What you would do? - Have you ever shared a photo online, like this girl in the video? - Based on your own experiences, is this an issue in your community? - Let's choose a different...


Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement - A Case Study

Posted February 11, 2014 no picture Divyajyoti_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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This is a success story of a group of medical students who set out to provide health and education to the tribal and rural people. In 1984, a group of medical students at Mysore Medical College led by Dr. R. Balasubramaniam thought of making a difference and travelled to the sub-urban and tribal areas of Karanataka (India). With the help of the Mysore District Administration they set up a clinic in one of the tribal hamlets – Brahmagiri which is 80 km from Mysore. At present...


Please introduce yourself (name, age, what you do, etc.): My name is Facundo Sutherland, I'm 18 years old. I'm from Rio Gallegos, a small town at the south end of South America, in Santa Cruz Province (Argentina) which is part of this beautiful region of the world, Patagonia. From childhood I grew up in a family that is actively involved in social issues of the community. My grandmother was provincial deputy and she led for a long time as the Municipal Council for Children and...


VOLUNtourism

Posted January 17, 2014 Avatar Emilia Siahaan

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This morning as I ate my breakfast in front of the television, I watched one of the programs on MetroTv. At first, I thought that this program was just another travel program, but as I watched it longer, I found a unique vocabulary that I have never heard before. It is voluntourism. Voluntourism, I guess you could already guess, comes from the terms volunteering and tourism. How do these things work together? Well, this is how the story goes: The host visited Papua, one of the...


"I am stronger than the storm"

Posted December 20, 2013 Avatar JulieVOY

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..Part 2 of Brianna Quigley's interview (go back to part 1). Here, Brianna tells us more about the recovery process of Hurricane Sandy. How prepared were you for the disaster and do you think disaster preparedness is important? My family and I were prepared for the storm the best we could be. I was raised with a grandmother who has been in Girl Scouting for over 60 years and my mom in Girl Scouts for about 34 years. The Girl Scout motto is Be Prepared! My mom is also a R...


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