Young reporters embracing the power of storytelling
A nationwide youth reporter network is generating powerful stories as told through the eyes of children.Youth in South Africa face a number of challenges – such as teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, HIV and high unemployment. Behind every one of these challenges, however, there are stories to be told, but not only from an adult perspective. Children also have the right to be heard on issues affecting their lives, but their voices are often not heard. Read more>>
Sport for Development making a difference
UNICEF recognises that sport and play can be powerful vehicles for working with disadvantaged and vulnerable children. Regular physical activity is essential for the physical, mental, psychological and social development of children and teens. Sport is also an ideal entry point for child, youth and community programmes. This is the concept for 'sport for development' -- that sport is not just an end in itself, but also an effective tool to achieve goals in health, education, gender equality, HIV and AIDS and child protection.
Technology for Change
Have you always though that mobile phones and social networks are just for fun? The Digital Citizenship and Safety project from UNICEF aims at empowering children, adolescents and young people in using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) optimally and safely. This video shows just one example of the power of ICTs and social media to bring about positive change. Do you have any other ideas? Share them with us on our Facebook page or via Twitter
Smiley G and Polly G on a Grant Tour