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Draining impacts within the last 40 years

Posted February 12, 2014 no picture Chakravarthy_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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When one hears the word ‘drought’ he/she immediately thinks of intolerable heat and lack of water. The effects of drought are much worse than what appears in any of our minds. Droughts have a HUGE impact on the resources we need to stay alive (like water and food). The drought that Maharashtra, a state in India, has faced recently was the worst it had ever faced in 40 years. To add to this misery, the management of existing water resources is not at its best and there is a...


Importance of being a global citizen in this multicultural world

Posted February 11, 2014 no picture Hayagrish_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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Greetings, I am Hayagrish, a student of Lalaji Memorial Omega International School in Chennai, India and I would like to share my views on the importance of being a global citizen in this multicultural world. Every problem in the world, every global conflict whether it takes place hundreds of thousands of miles away, or right next door, is a global one. It’ll take a global effort with global citizens to stop them. We have a duty to protect each other as humans. It is time tha...


Cultural diversity and globalisation: An Ideal.

Posted February 11, 2014 no picture Laëticia_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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It is really nice to see the positive impacts of cultural diversity and find so many examples and case studies of how and when they are implemented. They can increase the profit of companies, increase equality between people, empower people, and have less stereotypes, etc.. I mean there are thousands of perspectives which show the positive side. However, like a coin, it has two sides. Cultural diversity may be the door to a world based on relationships built on care and love of one...


What is Your Next Destination? My Choice is India!

Posted January 15, 2014 Avatar Aulia Maharani Karli

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“Wow, I Love Indonesia!!” I love my country. Indonesia has 34 provinces, 17,508 islands, 300 distinct native ethnic groups (with their own culture, traditional clothes, traditional food, traditional song, dance and 742 different languages and dialects). I love my country so much, I can’t go through the day without thinking about the beautiful paddy fields in West Java, the awesome waves and sunset in Bali, the mysterious forest in Kalimantan, the incredible Toba Lake in North...


Diversity Blessings

Posted January 3, 2014 Avatar Shireen Mohammed

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The idea of diversity is like any other idea because it has a good side and a bad side. In each country that has diverse people it could be a source of problems but it might also be a healthy thing. From my last visit to Indonesia, I noticed that this Islamic country is very proud of its diversity and focuses on the culture and traditions as a special thing that they are gifted with. They believe in preventing and keeping their traditions which was obvious when they held the last W...


"The first documentary that I did was when I was 7"

Posted December 9, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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Interview with Shruti Rai, a young film maker from India. Watch Shruti's film "Maina: The Little Bride" here. What is your video about? This video is about the child marriage issue in the rural and remote areas of India. It is the story of a girl "Maina" whose father decided to fix her marriage at an early age. Why did you make this video? What motivated you to make it? My school SVISG in India is closely working with CHINH Early Education Web Channel that has integrate...


Meeting Youth Around the World

Posted December 4, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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By Karen Cirillo, Executive Producer, Children's Broadcasting Initiatives,UNICEF I’ve been coordinating the global OneMinutesJr. initiative since 2007. The project is an arts-based video initiative that seeks to capture the voices and expressions of youth on issues and subjects important to them. These viewpoints are captured in one-minute videos that are then shared through a multitude of platforms. In the past six years with the OneMinutesJr., I have met over 450 differ...


Education in Tribal Communities?

Posted November 26, 2013 no picture Achmad

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Indonesia is one of the most populated countries besides that of China, the USA, and India. A big problem challenging the government of Indonesia, notably the Ministry of Education and Culture, is the equality of education. We also must look at the quality and access. Most of the above problems continue to persist in many tribal communities. The challenge occurs because of some geographical and cultural factors. Geographically, thousands of islands consist of remote areas house...


Youth for Change (Y4C)

Posted September 30, 2013 Avatar Vijay

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Hi everybody this Er.Vijay, Assistant Professor (Civil Engg). I'm 25 years old running my own foundation to support orphaned children in pursuing their education here at Chennai. Considering the global scenario I would like to introduce a great possible concept 'Youth for Change' (Y4C). Y4C is a youth led program that aims to inform, inspire and involving youths all around the world as agents of change in their communities through inter-disciplinary social development projects....