Young People

Rosie Littlejohns shares her experience empowering disadvantaged children through education and sport in Fiji Last summer, I was a teaching and sports volunteer in Fiji with the organisation Think Pacific. Despite having previously taught at a lycée in France for eight months, my first week in Kindergarten...

Chasing Passions & Keeping the Cause Close to Heart: Founding The Water Movement on my University Campus Filling out college applications, moving your tassel from right to left on your graduation cap, moving out for the first time, landing that perfect internship – these are all quintessential milestones for...

From Building a Computer Lab & Sewing Studio for an Orphanage in India, to Becoming a Teen Advisor for the United Nations Foundation Every summer, my family would take a trip to India. On my birthday – August 15th – my entire family would pile into a gleaming white van...

Vestability: A student run organisation providing affordable buoyancy vests to the world’s impoverished fishing communities. A few years ago I was volunteering in Madagascar for SEED, a charity aimed at eradicating poverty and environmental degradation in the Anosy region of Madagascar. It was here that I...

Empowering Students toward SDG-Oriented Education and Action The Sustainable Development Goals (a.k.a. SDGs) are a defining paradigm of our time. Adopted by all 193 UN Member States in September 2015, they represent an international consensus strategy to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for...

Bringing Spoken Word Poetry Workshops to Schools and Mental Institutions in Argentina As kids, those who have a literary interest tend to learn two things very quickly. First, that literature is a gate towards universes, concepts and also abstract, wonderful ideas that have the potential to...

Stéphanie's Journey from UNICEF Ambassador to Red Cross Volunteer to Gender Activist to Environmental Jurist When I was contacted to tell my story, I had no idea how I should write about my life-changing experiences. I looked for inspiration from people I admired the most and I...