#WATWB Children helping children

I love to be inspired by positive stories about education, especially about empowering children, and about empowered children helping those in need.

That I can share those stories once a month in the We are the World Blogfest is an extra bonus.

The purpose of #WATWB is to spread good news stories around the world, to shine a light when much around is looking dismal. We are asked to link to a human news story that shows love, humanity and brotherhood and explain why it touched us.

Each month different members of the group host the blogfest. Hosts this month are Shilpa Garg, Inderpreet Uppal, Sylvia Stein, Susan Scott, Andrea Michaels and Damyanti Biswas . Please stop by their posts to check out other good news stories and say, “Hi”.

If you would like to join in by sharing a good news story you have read this month, click here to enter your link.

The story I wish to share, I read in a post published on the Student Blogging Challenge. Miss W. wrote about Mahika Halepete, a year 8 student who presented a talk at a conference about youth empowerment attended by Miss W.

Mahika has created her own non-profit organization. Her aim is to “empower young people (ages 12 to 25) in developing countries to design and implement projects that solve problems affecting them and their communities.”

In the post, Miss W. includes a video of Mahika performing her own song. It’s worth a listen.

Miss W. also outlines her personal actions that aim to have a positive impact, both locally and globally, on the world. In addition, she lists world problems that require solutions, and challenges teachers and students to consider ways of helping. Although the post addresses those involved in the Student Blogging Challenge, the problems and suggestions are ones any of us could consider.

I do hope you find these initiatives as inspiring as I do.

Thank you for reading. I appreciate your feedback. Please share your thoughts.

 

28 thoughts on “#WATWB Children helping children

    1. Norah Post author

      It’s a good thing we don’t have to look far to find positive stories – just not in the general media which focuses on the sensational.

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  2. Susan Scott

    Mahika, may you continue to inspire by your written word and actions taken to address the ongoing challenges the world faces. Your voice is beautiful, like your heart. Thanks Norah for this lovely post. Schools could take a leaf from her book …

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    1. Norah Post author

      I’m so pleased you enjoyed the post and Mahika’s story, Susan. She is a special girl. But there are many special girls (and boys) out there. We don’t always get to hear about them all. I guess #WATWB helps us find and share them.

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  3. Sue

    Norah,
    Thanks for mentioning my post in the student blogging challenge. I make sure we have a ‘Thinking globally’ week every time the challenge runs. Some of the student responses are fantastic if you check out their links in the comments for that week.

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    1. Norah Post author

      Thank you, Sue. The Student Blogging Challenge contributes much to a positive future for us and our children. Congratulations on the work that you do.

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  4. datmama4

    One of the things I love about children helping other children is that they’ve already begun, early in life, to recognize the need to focus on others and provide solutions. Imagine how ingrained these habits will be by the time these young people become adults!

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    1. Norah Post author

      Thanks, Deborah. It is wonderful, isn’t it, and so reassuring to know that she’s had positive encouragement, and that the cycle will continue. It’s a good one to encourage.

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