All posts tagged with: Society

Forum Theatre: a tool in social development

Posted August 18, 2014 Avatar maryb

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I want to talk to you today about taking action and making changes. We all know most of the problems we are confronted with, but we never do anything about it. Why? Maybe because we weren’t taught how to make changes and so we can’t see where they can take place or/and what we actually can do. This way, we end up frustrated and disappointed with humanity, not even imagining what we can do to heal the wounds it created. But lately I found a possible solution to this issue,...


Legalising prostitution: the two sides of the argument

Posted July 20, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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One Saturday morning about a year back, I was walking down a road in one major suburb of Colombo (Sri Lanka’s commercial capital). It was 6 am and the road was deserted, far from the image of the bustling city you’d see in the day time. About 20 feet in front of me was a woman. Probably in her late 40s, this plump woman was eyeing both sides of the road suspiciously, walking backwards and forwards on nervous feet. I passed this woman without taking much notice that day. L...


From community mapping to postive change

Posted July 14, 2014 Avatar UNICEFBhutan

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Taking action to bring about change, a group of media nomads took the initiative to put waste bins at different locations at Kuenselphodrang in Thimphu, where waste management was increasingly becoming an issue.

Source: http://bit.ly/1tGwikW


History of SIRAGU

Posted February 27, 2014 no picture Madhuvanti_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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Many of us want to serve the society. We have numerous ideas of how to make the lives of the people in need better. But do we actually implement them? Dr.V.Uma (Masters in Mathematics, Education Management, Hindi, Sanskrit and Wasteland development) and her husband Mr.R.N.Muthuram(B.Com., M.Com., Masters in Education) have dedicated their whole lives to social service. At the age of 10 itself, both of them along with a group of their friends began helping to clean the school ground...


Education - Special or Inclusive?

Posted February 26, 2014 no picture Ananya_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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We all know that education is a basic human right. The Right to Education Act in India describes the importance of free and compulsory education for all children between the ages 6 and 14, regardless of caste, creed, sex, religion etc. This includes differently-abled children. These children are, to an extent, receiving this education. But the quality of the education often isn’t good enough for them. Also, many schools do not have the necessary infrastructure to support these ch...


Still happens in the world...

Posted December 15, 2013 no picture Sabrine Boukhatem

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“Mother, you got bruises on your hand, and what’s wrong with your mouth, it looks like a dog attacked you.” “Nothing, I just fell down the stairs.” “Are you sure you’re okay.” “Yeah….I’ll be okay, don’t worry, all what you have to think about right now is your education, I don’t want you to live my life “ “Okay, I don’t want to be late then, the teacher told us to come earlier than usual to read our poems to each other.” “Alright, m...


What is Success for You??

Posted December 15, 2013 Avatar Aulia Maharani Karli

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I write this post because I really worry about my society and the way they are thinking about “success.” Some people believe that you can achieve success if you have the great ability to compete with others just like a sperm that win will the race. While other people believe success means to be number one in your community, school, campus or in other institutions. And this is what I really worry about because I think we have no idea how to measure someone’s successes; either...


Let's put education at the center of business investment

Posted November 12, 2013 no picture UNICEF Education

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Investing in education is essential to developing a skilled workforce for the future and improving economic growth. As of 2011, more than 57 million primary aged children are still out of school and 130 million children have failed to learn the basics even after four years in school. A new Framework for Business Engagement in Education, launched at the UN Global Compact Leaders’ Summit last month makes the case for putting education at the centre of business investment. It provid...


"Farming" is a Need

Posted November 8, 2013 Avatar Aulia Maharani Karli

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Society has always played a big part in constructing someone’s perspective about something. Every single aspect of society has always given the effect from and for each other; from the small family, extended family, children, friends, neighborhood, students, teachers, executives and even professionals. Society has the biggest responsibility to create and build a culture for themselves. The term “culture” that I use describes some activities which will always be a part of a so...


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