What Motivates Voices of Youth Mappers?
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Over the past month youth volunteers from all around the world
have been testing UNICEF's new mapping system
urgencyrank.unicef-gis.org. Their work is helping improve our
ability to innovate and empower more young people as public
advocates for the environment. Why did these young people
volunteer to help? Here are a few reasons, in the words of the
youth mappers themselves.
Dhiroj K. from Nepal: “United Nations always vibrates my
mind. I was born in a very remote district of Nepal. When I was a
child, I used to see the UN personals in white vehicles having
blue number plate and the logo of UN in their T-Shirt. Now I'm a
student of forestry and environment is my primary concern.
Therefore, I want to advocate for healthy and hygienic
environment and more attention on nature, environment, resources
and sanitation issues."
Yannick N. from Cameroon: "I am advocating for a proper management of the environment. The government and the people are suppose to take proper care of their communities to keep them clean. Let the government put in place better waste management strategies. It is said «cleanliness is next to Godliness». We can have our own heaven here on earth if everyone can clean their yards then we could have another Garden of Eden."
Aditya P. from India: "Working for the society has always been my primary motive. Growing up in a society that doesn't emphasizes on the importance of cleanliness, I understand the importance of healthy sanitary conditions around oneself. It is imperative that there exists a mutual understanding between our daily routine and our conscience that incorporates the need for sanitation. The platform provided by UNICEF has motivated me to pursue my interests in the uplifting of society."