Latest #CHANGETHEWORLD Posts
- Merici College
- What a powerful week we’re having at @mericicanberra!!Over the next two weeks we’re inducting over 300 women into the #fearlessgeneration 😍 Through the power of self defence, these young leaders are learning trust, team building, confidence and self reliance. It has been so powerful to watch the girls open up and give it their all! #TheFutureIsFearless
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- A Good Book Idea Is Meaningless If…
It’s true, a good book idea is meaningless if you don’t have the courage to act on that idea and write your book.
Let’s talk about our personal stories, the experiences we’ve had and the lessons we have learnt from them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It can take courage to just think about these experiences ourselves and yet, there are so many of us who think, ‘if I write about my experience and the lessons I’ve learnt, I could help other people who are going through something similar. I can show them that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.’
There’s nothing more powerful than being able to offer someone else a glimmer of hope in their darkest hour and nothing more accessible than books when it comes to making that happen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For me, writing the Dani Moore Trilogy allowed a way of creating something out of the darkness. It’s something I’m proud of and something that gave me back the ability to CHOOSE. I chose to share a message I believe in and a message that I can now live by. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I have had incredible feedback about the books and when that feedback comes from people who have experienced similar situations, survivors, it means the world. ‘It’s obvious that you really understand what we’re going through, it spoke to me.’ Of course, I understand and it’s the endorsements from people who needed to read those words that make it all worthwhile. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
That great idea of yours isn’t changing lives while it’s percolating in your mind. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It takes courage to act on your idea and write your book.
We both know you have what it takes!
#mystorycounts #bookcoach #shareyourstory #changetheworld #amwriting #writeyourbook #wordshavepower #bookschangelives #danimooretrilogy #makeadifference #survivor #reallifestory #whatsyourstory #socialimpact
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- Today is world children’s day & sadly children have their rights denied every single day. We can’t call ourselves civilized, If we can’t protect the most innocent & weakest members of our society, What does that say about us as a society, as a nation? Almost 3 quarters of #Honduran children are living in poverty 🇭🇳 Colombia’s child protection agency (ICBF) identified 350 Venezuelan children who were victims of child labour in Colombia . 🇨🇴🇻🇪 “In July, police busted a sex trafficking ring in #Colombia ’s tourist city of #Cartagena , arresting 18 people charged with recruiting & selling more than 250 teenage girls into the sex trade , mostly #Venezuelan victims🇨🇴🇻🇪 .
“every year 15 million girls are married off (often without choice) before they turn 18. These girls are routinely denied their rights to health, education, & perhaps most important of all, opportunity” “An average of 47 American children & teens are shot every single day.🇺🇸 “gun violence is now the 2nd leading cause of death for #American children. 🇺🇸 There are some 14,000 migrant children in U.S. government custody m 🇺🇸 “As many as 85,000 children in #Yemen 🇾🇪 starved to death in the past 3 years during its war “ “28,226 children have been killed in #Syria 🇸🇾 In #Brunei 🇧🇳 of the 34 cases of rape & unlawful carnal knowledge reported in 2017, 11 involved children under the age of 16” “Thousands of child soldiers dragged into South #Sudan 's civil war are unlikely to be freed soon because aid agencies lack the funds to look after them 🇸🇩 An estimated 8 million children live in orphanages & other institutions worldwide, but 80 % are not orphans. In Haiti, 30,000 children live in 750 orphanages in Haiti, but Haiti's government estimates many have at least 1 living parent .
#worldchildrensday #goblue #un #children #justice #humanity #compassion #childrenarethefuture #humantrafficking #changeisgood #changetheworld
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- There are no words to describe the journey of Francis Gikufu. Raised in Mukuru, one of Kenya's largest and most desperate slums, Gikufu has known loss, abuse, abandonment and extreme deprivation at the hands of his closest family.
At @kantharis, a few months ago, he told me that one could always survive in Mukuru. "You see something to eat in the rubbish pile; you pick and eat it. If there are worms or maggots, you just wipe it off" he said nonchalantly over fresh mango juice and cashewnuts which he enjoyed thoroughly because "these are things I never had before"
In this impromptu #video clip, Gikufu talks about his journey to India and Kanthari, how he walked from the slums to the airport, the excitement and the anxiety, the fear of being thwarted. Gikufu's vision is the Mukuru Angaza Film Academy, a medium to raise the children of Mukuru, to engage constructively with them and share their stories with the world.
Every participant at Kanthari has a unique story and a vision for ethical social change. These stories are a must-hear for those of us who are unhappy with the state of our world today, and want to do something about it.
The Kanthari TALKS 2018 will be held in Bangalore this weekend. Come if you can. For the sake of the change we desperately seek, come.
#socialchange #socent #Africa #bethechange #changetheworld #changeisgood #stories #videogram #spreadtheword #changemaker #kenya #changeyourmindsetchangeyourlife #changelives #mukuru #inspirational #bangalorediaries #bangalore #socialenterprise #kanthari #videooftheday #storytellers #soamazing #changethegame #thisweekend #reallife #lifeishard #notforprofit #socialimpact #changelives #socialgood
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