A crash course in changing the world.
'A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.' - Chinese Proverb
'A child is a child of everyone.' - Sudanese Proverb
PANEL A: Setting/Picture: A Kabul street with children sitting on grubby grounds begging for food (see photo on my profile for an idea of what I mean.)
TEXT BOX 1: Kabul. December 10, 2020.
PANEL B: Setting/Picture: UN Headquarters…Continue
April 1, 2020
A public primary school in Hamilton, New Zealand has set up a new system for its students. The system is called School Bucks and helps children learn from a young age the importance of currency.
The Principal Martin Heathrow shared with us his ideal outcome from this new idea. "My hope is that the children who attend my school will break the mould of social stereotypes when they embark on their lives in the future. With…Continue
Added by Erin Sammons on May 11, 2010 at 8:17am — No Comments
The Koru depicts new beginnings, growth and harmony, taken from the symbolism of a unfurled silver fern leaf. The meaning for the single twist represents the path of life, it is the eternity symbol. The single figure eight represents the joining together of two people, and although people move away, their journey of life…Continue
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Version #1 -- 11/05/2010
"If you have a problem, and you can't solve it alone, evoke it."
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Appreciate the knowledge of your elders - listen to their stories, learn from their mistakes.
Take interest in the government of your country.
Above all do not isolate yourself... Remember your neighbour and treat them with respect, don't forget that we need to look after each other and the earth we live on =)
By the year 2093 'indigenous' will mean nothing more than basic knowledge of courtesy and respect. All cultures have merged resulting in a…Continue
Added by Erin Sammons on May 11, 2010 at 4:23am — No Comments
The girls I helped in 2010 are now women of knowledge and equality. I supported their life skills and sex education by donating money through Global Giving. Their lives are lived very much the same except for the fact that they are now independant and strong. Over the past decade they have received an education on important things that they may never have learnt about - and now they are passing this on to younger girls. Making sure that they know what they need to in order to make them safe…Continue
Added by Erin Sammons on May 10, 2010 at 7:10am — No Comments
I dedicated my status to this site so that all my friends could have a look...
I'm sure many of them never knew this site was there and will be interested in making a contribution... I will definately be saving up to make one myself =)
My favourite was the 'Educate and Empower Women and Girls in India' - it included life skills and sex education to improve their quality of life... very good stuff
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WHICH great challenges and social problems should the EVOKE Network tackle next?
-- Child abuse
WHERE in the world should the network try to build up new EVOKE communities?
-- New Zealand!!
-- Or Australia hehe
WHO would you encourage to play Season 2?
-- Does this mean new characters?? Because I wouldn't mind seeing a scientist or politician joining the…Continue
INDIGENOUS WOMEN HEALERS FORMED GROUPS TO PRACTICE TRADITIONAL MEDICINE IN OAXACA (MEXICO)
From the kivu site I found this very interesting case study showing cooperation between indigenous…Continue
“No woman should have to pay with her life for giving life,” -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Mr Ban believes that there is no excuse for a woman to die in order to give life. He is determined to fix this problem or at least improve the awful statistics. This problem that Mr Ban is addressing is also…Continue
How do People React in a Pandemic?
I found this web page very interesting and made me think of another mission I completed - resilient cities - where I had meeting points for people to gather for…Continue
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I don't know how to make a site so this is the best I could do...
This is what it looks like so far and I will keep working on it =)
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Trading has definately been a big part of my life as well as most people my age I would believe...
From a very young age we have understood the concept - I want to play with that toy and you want to play with mine, why don't we swap? Both of us are happy (usually). If I decided to just take the toy without asking, things would have been chaotic (and I would get in trouble). If I told the other person that I wanted their toy to play with and offered something in return they did…Continue
Added by Erin Sammons on May 4, 2010 at 2:56am — No Comments
This creative idea in the article above is by far my favourite. I think this will turn into a snowball effect causing everyone wanting to go digital with money to the point that one day we may not have physical money at all.
In the article above there is a steady timeline showing how certain acts have changed how we use money…Continue
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Following Gemma Bulos' example of spreading the word through music, I think that this would draw much attention to World Water Day in 2020.
A major city in each participating country would hold a music festival in the name of World Water Day... There will be famous singers and bands as well as local talents - a place for friends to camp out for a weekend of musical fun. As well as this there will be talks held informing people about water security and how we can help those who…Continue
The next pandemic flu has reached New Zealand - and I want to the Journalists of New Zealand to come together to put the pieces of information into action.
I feel that if the Journalists of New Zealand had an online link to each other they could help fill in the blanks to what is happening in different places - then each journalist can inform their area of what they know... road routes, emergency hospitals, food supplies etc
I think that an online…Continue
Added by Erin Sammons on April 30, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments
In the past ten years I have been working with the Hamilton City Council as well as the Ministry of Civil Defence to organise meeting points and emergency hospitals in case of an emergency. Most of this has been organised already but not many people are aware of where these places exist - including myself. I have decided to design a map showing the places where I would put these meeting points and emergency hospitals. The meeting points need to be big enough for a large group of people but…Continue
New Zealand's Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management is well known in the community. They have been warning us to be prepared for as long as I can remember in school and on television... Maybe that's why we are so easily able to dismiss their message. They are always telling us to stay prepared so people take it for granted.
This was proven with the Tsunami warnings last year when people blatantly ignored warnings to stay away from beaches. There was no Tsunami but…Continue
In New Zealand natural disasters are something that we are always preparing for. Being located virtually on top of the ring of fire of the Pacific, with the tectonic plates either pulling or pushing, it is like New Zealand is sitting on top of a war zone happening deep beneath the earth's layers. We have one of the best systems in the world to monitor natural disasters but mother nature still has the power to catch us by surprise.
Today I visited these sites and learnt about the amazing things they are doing to make a difference in the water crisis:
By spreading the word of these organisations I hope to encourage interest in these groups and their work. I have decided to follow both visionaries on…Continue
Added by Erin Sammons on April 13, 2010 at 8:39am — No Comments