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EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE TO CURB SOCIAL ILLS!

http://youtu.be/et6puQbOp2Q

This digital story is part of an assignment for Voices of Our Future a program of World Pulse that provides rigorous new media and citizen journalism training for grassroots women leaders. World Pulse lifts and unites the voices of women from some of the most unheard regions of the world.

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nasreenamina's picture

Ya Allah! how necesarry is to

Ya Allah! how necesarry is to make people understand that we are designed and commanded to live in peace and respect and accept each other in our cultural, ethnic, gender, religious differences because they are the expresion of the diversity of God's creation. We belong to each other in our differences and because our differences,and that 's how we belong as ONE to God. Education itself can't be evil, knowledge is not evil when allow us wisdom and a better understanding of ourselves and others, to go towards peace living. Thanks to higlight this issue sis.

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treasureland's picture

Thank you Dear Nasreen!

Thank your sister for your understanding.

Knowledge is not evil, education is not bad, young people must be empowered with the right skills and positive information to help curb social ills.

CHEERS

Ifesinachi

Potter's picture

Oh my!

These horrific images truly argue for reaching out to disaffected youth...and anyone else....who feels violence is an answer to alienation, poverty, injustice or frustraton. There are alternatives. It is our obligation to find them!

treasureland's picture

Seriously!

Potter you are right. Seriously, it is our obligation to find alternatives to violence, frustration and injustice. All hands must be on deck.

CHEERS

Ifesinachi

Wow, what a powerful presentation of the current social ills! What courage to show these images: they move me (and probably everyone) to support your demand for change, and to empower the next generation to learn new information, to create a new reality! Thank you for sharing the pain of the present and blazing a new path to the future! I feel the urgency too! It's unforgettable!

I believe we are all on a journey to understand ourselves and our destiny in the world.
May we walk together in beauty on that path!
- Odessa

Thank you Odessa for your comment. Of a truth empowering the next generation and a new cadre of leaders is the solution to terrorism, killings and bombings.

CHEERS

Ifesinachi

mrbeckbeck's picture

Ugly truth

Ifesinachi, the images in your video are very shocking and disturbing. It is painful to see how hatred and violence plays out in Nigeria. I am wishing for better in your country every day.... the citizens deserve better. Youth deserve to hope for the future, and it seems like that might not be the case right now. Thank you for sharing the optimistic position that skills and information can turn things around.
-Scott

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

treasureland's picture

Thanks Scott!

Sure Scott, information and skills for especially young people can turn things around.

CHEERS

Ifesinachi

Robin Athey's picture

Yes

Dear Ifesinachi,

Once again I am so moved by the piece you have created. Your voice is so strong and clear, as is your gift for encouraging and highlighting the voices of others.

Thank you for your call for peace, unity, freedom, justice, and education. ....So that we may engage young people and channel their vast energy towards the good that is deep in their minds, bodies, and souls (...underneath all the hurt they have experienced, that it becomes rage and destruction).

I echo Ellen. Thank you for honoring the people who lost their lives, livelihoods, and loved ones in these gruesome acts.

I honor your creativity, strength and leadership -- as we work together to be players rather than victims, and to transform reactivity into creativity. I see you doing this, leading the way.

Love and gratitude,
Robin

treasureland's picture

Thanks so much Robin!

Robin I'm so encouraged by your comments.

Thank you for all your encouragements.

CHEERS

Ifesinachi

EllenWingard's picture

Your Call To Action

Dear Ifesinachi,

Your voice calls out for us to face what is hidden from most tv news broadcasts--the horrific destruction of human life everyday in the names of greed, hatred and ignorance. Your strong voice and presence stand in stark contrast -- to shout the alternatives in educating our youth to peaceful means and skills to forge dignity and respect for all human life. Thank you for your bold, attention arresting statement, as difficult as it is to watch and absorb the suffering that each of these individuals must of have endured. May you continue to be the counterpoint in the work you are doing everyday. You honor the sacrifice of their deaths in the name of standing for justice and reconciliation beyond violence.

Warmest regards,
Ellen

treasureland's picture

Thanks Ellen!

Ellen I appreciate your comment. We all must stand out, do our best and encourage the younger generations to jettison crimes, killings, greed, hatred and ignorance.

CHEERS

Ifesinachi

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