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The Girl Effect

Despite only being in the midst of my second day interning at World Pulse Magazine, I am already so grateful for the vast wealth of knowledge it has given me access to. Today while researching for pertinent stories, I came upon a video posted on my Womens New Network Video feed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIvmE4_KMNw&feature=user

After I watched one, I had to track down more...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vq2mfF8puE&feature=user

Watching these videos made me feel impassioned, grateful and inspired. I do believe that girls are the future, and I love that I was able to see a message so aptly summed up in a minute and a half clip of invoking images. But wait....the Nike Foundation??? Certainly not a company I that would come to mind when I am listing off Human Rights Defenders. Apparently, Nike and the NoVo Foundation are "aiming to invest $100 million in unleashing the ripple effect of adolescent girls." Ok, Nike. Can we talk about the below minimum wage girl workers in subcontracted for you in Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Pakistan and the Philippines first?

Is this a for real, or just a publicity cover up? I would really love to hear your reaction to the videos and their sponsor.

N.B. http://girleffect.org is really slow to load, I couldn't even access it. But you can read about the charity at http://www.nikefoundation.org/index.html

Comments

johnsonssempijja's picture

Hi dear

Thanks for that great Concern in yu.l am so glad,always try to keep that faith in you,

Yours Johnson Ssempijja
www.planetphotographer.cfsites.org
www.c-youthoutreach.cfsites.org

johnsonssempijja's picture

Blessings to you

Always Christ Bless People like you with Hope and Mercy for those in need around this world,

Johnson

johnsonssempijja's picture

volunteering in uganda

THE CHRISTIAN YOUTH OUTREACH-UGANDA EAST AFRICA
Christian Youth Outreach- Uganda welcomes short mid and long term volunteers. Volunteers that can make a change in the community and in our organization, dealing with arts and culture, women groups youth groups, environmental conservation, rural development programs, disadvantaged children, health education, human rights. Solidarity projects, teaching in primary and secondary schools.
The project also gives volunteers a chance to make important contributions to the community in teaching, construction, medical etc and to experience the country and its cultures
Work camps
Work camps are projects involving international volunteers getting linked to the Uganda Community projects.
Young people take part in short term exchanges organized Christian Youth Outreach and its partners .The people and projects that Young Volunteer groups are involved with very enormously. The most popular work is within children and young people, but they are many other projects that involve ex- offenders the homeless people, People with the disabilities, Older people, Fund raising and Animal care Agricultural projects, constructions, Environmental conservation, Functional Adult literacy, Women groups, Health education and solidarity projects from 1- 3 weeks volunteer project. It’s a free lab our young people provide to a given community, Otherwise it’s a cost if it is done out of voluntary spirit.
CYTR provide work camp project for young people to work with local communities and create greater awareness
CYTR works towards ensuring every young person has the opportunity to volunteer and make a positive difference in their community and beyond, through having the access to relevant Volunteers opportunities and receiving effective support. CYTR aims at promoting young peoples activeness and to make concerns of local people into consideration
Volunteering is a unique opportunity to young people.
- It increases their skill knowledge and abilities.
- To understand and appreciate the diversity of our society and work in partnership with communities for mutual benefit.
The people and projects that Young Volunteer groups are involved with very enormously. The most popular work is within children and young people, but they are many other projects that involve ex- offenders the homeless people, People with the disabilities, Older people, Fund raising and Animal care Agricultural projects, constructions, Environmental conservation, Functional Adult literacy, Women groups, Health education and solidarity projects.
Young people volunteer for a huge number of reasons.
- Through volunteering you be part reaching the millions in the un reached territories s of the world
- If you don't volunteer you will never expose your ability to other people and cultures
- Volunteering is a part time mission which comfort the heart of the distressed
- Holidays are special occasions take an extra meaning when shared with your foreign friends
- We volunteer because we receive training and become qualified to do a work. We return home as effective witness
- From wanting to make a difference
- To simply having fun and meet new people
- Reach out to those in need
- Learn skills and gain work experience
- Give back to the community
- Share your expertise
- Stay active and involved
- Make a different in the lives of others
- Expose your abilities and talent by trying new activities-
- However, Volunteers also gain extensive portfolio of skills and experience which can be crucial after graduation.
Developing and recognizing skills such as communication, management, problem solving, leadership and teamwork through volunteering not only develop key skills but also enhance employability.
Young volunteer's projects gives them a chance to make important contributions to community in teaching medical, construction etc and to experience the country and its cultures.
We a Looking Forward to hearing from All Volunteers around this world.
www.c-youthoutreach.cfsites.org Email: info.christianyouthoyoutoutreach

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