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.