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UNICEF Durban’s volunteer group’s library initiative for Nelson Mandela Month

By Imaan Khan, UNICEF Durban Volunteer

Durban, 28 July 2019 - The UNICEF Durban volunteer group has officially kicked off their first community project with Merry Hill Primary School, located in the heart of Chatsworth, Kwa-Zulu Natal. The ongoing project began with multiple book drives and collections that aided in plans to construct a library at Merry Hill. > Read more

UNICEF UJ supports the Beira Orange Bus Campaign

By Andiswa Tessa Klaas (Chairperson of UNICEF UJ Club)
Johannesburg, 5 July 2019 -The UNICEF University of Johannesburg (UJ) club had the great opportunity to partner with the University of Johannesburg Division for Internationalisation (UJDVI) and the UNICEF Techno Girls and Boys Educational Movement (TechnoGBem) UJ club on the Beira Orange Bus Campaign. > Read more

UNICEF UWC pilot their first winter drive project

By Lebogang Moatshe
Khayalitsha, 8 June 2019 - During National Child Protection Week (2-9 June 2019) as members of UNICEF University of Western Cape (UWC) club, we had our first Annual UNICEF UWC Winter drive, running from the 22nd of May to the 5th of June 2019, with the aim of encouraging a culture of giving and on a more practical level, alleviate deprivation and struggle. Baphumelele Children's Home is a place of refuge and safety for orphaned and vulnerable children living with HIV and other chronic diseases in and around the township of Khayelitsha. In light of the commitment of UNICEF to bettering the lives of children, it was thus fitting that this sanctuary would be the recipient of our efforts. > Read more

Launch of UNICEF volunteer initiative at the University of KwaZulu-Natal

By Sena Mzimela (UNICEF UKZN Campus Club president)
Durban, 10 May 2019 - The UNICEF University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN) Campus Club held the official launch of the UNICEF Volunteer Initiative which involves the youth’s engagements as we activate our local communities. It was a night filled with passionate and dedicated students who all share the same sentiment on children’s rights and becoming part of a global citizen community. I realized then that if the human race would focus more on things we have in common and not on our differences; making an impactful transformation in our society would be possible and achieved. > Read more

Uniting for Change with UNICEF

by Iman Damons, UNICEF Volunteer
25 March 2019 - Tebogo Phaleni (UNICEF SA donor care consultant), Nali Shayi and I (UNICEF volunteers) were given the incredible opportunity to be part of the Annual UNICEF USA Student Summit in Washington DC as part of the delegation that represented volunteers from UNICEF South Africa. The UNICEF USA Annual Summit saw 1000 UNICEF Uniters, a group of UNICEF US volunteers, from 40 U.S states, gather to unite and advocate for the rights of every child. At this gathering, UNICEF South Africa and UNICEF USA identified a shared interest in working with volunteers from universities and explored potential opportunities for cross-office collaboration to develop leadership opportunities for young people to advance children’s rights. > Read more

A new chapter for youth at the University of Western Cape

by Stephan Paulsen, UNICEF Volunteer
Cape Town, 11 March 2019
- Starting the UNICEF Volunteers Club you are gradually made aware of your personal strengths, and become acutely aware of rational and realistic methods to achieve one’s desired results. Resourcefulness becomes first nature and your environment becomes a playground for optimism, development and growth as you ponder how the gift of life should be nurtured and protected.
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Launching the first UNICEF on Campus volunteer club

by Siphosihle Nkosazana Mbuli, UNICEF Volunteer
Johannesburg, 27 February 2019
- “The only way forward is to pay it forward” is a call to action that speaks to the best of humanity. In this spirit UNICEF Wits club held its inaugural event inviting students to begin their journey to pay it forward for every child. > Read more

Sharing African stories in the Digital Age

by: Nali Shayi and Siphosihle Nkosazana Mbuli
Pretoria, 21 January 2019 -
Storytelling is an age-old custom that transcends time, culture and language. It continues to play a part in our lives and has found a new space in the digital world, giving root to what is known as “digital story telling”. With this in mind, UNICEF South Africa gathered a group of dynamic, young individuals to participate in its pilot Digital Storytelling Workshop as part of the newly-initiated UNICEF South Africa Volunteer Program. > Read more

Telling our stories: UNICEF supports Digital Storytelling for young people

by Diya Chopra
Johannesburg, 4 – 9 September 2018
- “We all have access to apps on our smartphones but we are all not aware of how we can use these apps to tell young peoples’ stories” explains South African Youth Reporter Bongani Dlamini at a UNICEF-organised Digital Storytelling Training. > Read more

# ReplyForAll

We’ve all been there.
You’re searching online, or chatting with friends on WhatsApp, or scrolling through your Facebook feed, and come across something that makes you feel uncomfortable or worried. Maybe, someone from school is being bullied and you don’t know what to do. Or maybe, someone’s messages go from friendly to threatening…

There are so many things to love about being connected…but the internet is also being misused and abused every day and young people are paying the price. #ReplyForAll is about making the internet a safer place for all of us. It’s about getting more informed, about being kinder, about being a little more careful about who we chat to and what we read. \It’s about supporting one another and working together to end violence online.

Visit the #ReplyForAll website to learn more and to get involved!

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