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the youth involvement in changing customs and innovation

  1. am trying to look for youth who are involved involved in youth initiatives around their communities and trying to change dynamics and customs around their region. I am a student in Kenya and founder of onenationfoundation.for more about one nation please visit my blog and view what i have written on onenationfoundation. I would love to work with fellow individuals and hear reviews and just to get to know what others are doing to change the societies around them.

    The blog I need help with is mmwakesi.wordpress.com.

  2. 017,
    Just want to say... of all the threads in this forum right now (including most of what I've ever seen), yours is the most intelligent. A young person in Africa wanting social change and working for it. It's sad this thread would go untouched in almost a day while some other threads with zero intellect would continue getting hits. I hope this doesn't deter your optimism for the web.

    Not sure if this would interest you or not but you might find something here. The only problem I'm seeing is that it seems this org. only works within the US, but don't quote me on that. It's an org founded by a high school teacher that had a hard time with her students because they were all in gangs. She found ways to get their attention and she had such an impact on them (and them on her) that those kids are now in college, earning high grades. A movie was made of it: "Freedom Writers." This org. has high school kids in it and they work to help other schools learn how to help their students. http://www.freedomwritersfoundation.org

  3. When I was in college, I did an alternative spring break where I did different types of volunteer work--after school programs for disadvantaged children, rebuilding houses, working with the elderly and disabled. We only spent a couple of days in each place, but it gave us the opportunity to see what we could do in our communities. There are many programs like this for college and high school students, and I think they're very useful to students who might not normally have the time (or want to make the time) to see what's going on in their communities. Maybe others have experience with this sort of thing too?

    I wish that I did more now. Unfortunately where I am right now--a place where a lot of volunteer work is necessary--there is a lot of bureaucracy that stands in the way.

    I've subscribed to your blog. It is always great to see someone putting in such a good effort where it is needed. Your blog is inspirational. Maybe I can get back to trying to do something useful...

  4. I agree, this is a worthy cause and it makes a change to read a youth blog that isn't self-absorbed. I wish you the best of luck.

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