Life Below Water

Our oceans are in trouble. Due to so much waste and chemical dumping, many living animals all over the world are suffering and it’s not right. There is so much we can do to prevent our oceans from being polluted but first we need to make sure that this problem is known to everyone.

As an individual, you can make a great contribution as well.

Go abroad to Indonesia and help raise awareness about the pollution of life below water.

Good Health and Wellbeing


“The essence of global health equity is the idea that something so precious as health might be viewed as a right.” – Dr Paul Farmer

Access to health care is a major issue, causing millions of lives to be lost every year. This has to change!

You can go to Delhi, India and help an NGO to improve health standards and support patients in this process.

And fill out the YouthSpeak Survey, to let your voice be heard:

Sustainable Cities and Communities


“In the planning and designing of new communities, housing projects, and urban renewal, the planners both private and public, need to give explicit consideration to the kind of world that is being created for the children who will be growing up in these settings” – Urie Bronfenbrenner

Many territories in the world still have unsafe housing with standards that no person should have to endure. This has to change!

You can go to Depok, Indonesia and help communities there with waste management, water and sanitation and raising awareness about environmental issues among the people.

And fill out the YouthSpeak Survey, to let your voice be heard:

 

Gender Equality

SDG 5. Gender Equality.

‘In most parts of the world, when a girl is born, her wings are clipped. She is not able to fly.’ – Ziauddin Yousafzai (Malala’s father)

There is still so much inequality that women are facing all around the world, not only in developing countries but also in first world countries. This is not acceptable. Our gender does not define our capabilities and our skills and we should not be judged based on it.

Contribute to gender equality by being a Global Volunteer in India.

And fill out the YouthSpeak Survey, to let your voice be heard:

Zero Hunger

SDG #2. Zero Hunger.

You can’t build a peaceful world on on empty stomachs and human misery’ – Dr. Norman Ernest Borlaug


In these times, world hunger is still a very relevant issues. In many parts of the world, people are dying because of it. It is easy to ignore this, living in a developed country, where food is always accessible, but we have to act and help our brothers and sisters all around the world.
For instance, you can be a Global Volunteer this January in Indonesia, working with local NGOs.

 

And fill out the YouthSpeak Survey, to let your voice be heard:

Reduced Inequalities

SDG #10. Reduced Inequalities.

“It is a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality, than the equal treatment of unequals” – Felix Frankfurter

The year is 2016 and there are still groups of people who are persecuted and not given the same rights and opportunities as others. This is not acceptable. We cannot move forward and achieve a sustainably peaceful future, if there are people who are treated differently than others.

If you want to take action, check out this opportunity in Brazil!

And fill out the YouthSpeak Survey, to let your voice be heard:

Quality Education

SDG #4. Quality Education.

‘Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think’ – Albert Einstein

We have to teach our people about other cultures and to understand and accept others – We are all human and our differences make us unique. They shouldn’t tear us apart but unite us.

Everyone on this planet deserves the same level of education so that they can use their resources to their best abilities.

If you want to take action, check out this opportunity in Finland

 

And fill out the YouthSpeak Survey, to let your voice be heard:

Life on Land

SDG #15. Life on Land.

We often care about a lot of different issues that us humans are facing but we forget that we are not the only creatures on this planet. There is so much life on this planet that also requires our help.

There are many ways we can contribute to preserving life on land.

For instance, you can go to Brazil and work at the ‘Planet Heroes’ Project.

And fill out the YouthSpeak Survey, to let your voice be heard:

Climate Action

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Climate Action. Sustainable Development Goal #13.

“We are the first generation to be able to end poverty, and the last generation that can take steps to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.” – Ban Ki-moon
Our generation holds a lot of power and the negative effects of climate change cannot be ignored anymore. We live in our bubbles, not caring about throwing our trash on the ground or going by car. We have a lot of privilege but we shouldn’t abuse it.

Instead of using public transportation, we can take the bike or walk. Instead of grabbing that extra plastic bag at the supermarket, we can just put our food in our backpacks.
There are many things we can do, even if they are small – if they are all added up, it can have a huge impact.

Go abroad to India and raise awareness on climate change.

And fill out the YouthSpeak Survey, to let your voice be heard:

Responsible Consumption

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Responsible Consumption. Sustainable Development Goal #12.

There are many parts of the world where food isn’t accessible and many people face the ultimate price because of it. In first-world countries, we often don’t realize how privileged we are, throwing food away when we’re full, or when the expiration date passes. This is not acceptable. We have to unite and battle against issues like these.

One of the goals of the United Nations is to eliminate this problem. It is our responsibility to stand up and do something about it. We are all humans and we share the same home – we cannot allow ourselves to be selfish anymore. There are possibilities for you to make a change.

Go abroad to Indonesia and do your part to clean up the planet.

 

And fill out the YouthSpeak Survey, to let your voice be heard: