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IMAGINE 1: 2020 - the youth championing social, political and economic development all around the world

Current Date: March 7th, 2010:
I am living somewhere on the country side in Uganda. I am working with communities mainly the youth to transform communities through sharing skills and use of technology. The youth identify the most pressing problems in their communities and together we find solutions to the problem.
Technology is very advanced and information sharing and communication is a lot easier. I am a co-founder of one of the biggest youth networks in the world. The mission this youth network which was founded in 2011 nearly nine (9) years ago is to create a world in which the youth share equal responsibilities in their communities - contribute towards social, economic and political development of their countries.
We have a very big online community where the youth interact virtually with fellow youth all around the world to share knowledge.
Over the nine years of our existence, we have built skills of the youth on our network. We have shared experiences and found solutions to global and local problems. We have volunteered and worked as ambassadors to in times of crisis.
Alchemy is calling - he needs my help with the Tokyo food crisis. I tell him that personally I can't afford to help as an individual. But I would love to help in anyway I can - have a group of youth to run to. I put the communication through quickly to the youth on the "online community". The youth are offering to volunteer manually and also to offer physical donations like food aid. Others are fund-raising already.
10 years ago (in 2010), I met Ms. Ory Okolloh through EVOKE as my hero; she is a social innovator - co founder of Ushahidi. Today she is part of our online community and one of the youth mentors. She offers her tool - Ushahidi to help in compiling the aggregated data to determine how many people we need to help with food aid in Tokyo. The youth have already learned how to use the Ushahidi tool.
I call Alchemy back and I tell him the good news, that the youth I am working with are offering to help Tokyo in various ways. He is very excited. On our network (online community) we have youth from Tokyo. They are are also volunteering in coordinating the aid sent from different corners of the world. We start a discussion on "food security" to share skills and experiences.

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Comment by Josh Judkins on March 9, 2010 at 6:45pm
Awesome vision of the future Ssozi! You've gained an additional +100 Vision and you're post is now being featured!

I really look forward to reading more of your posts in the coming weeks & perhaps assist you in starting to build this online network of youth now!
Comment by Nick Heyming on March 9, 2010 at 6:55pm
I like the way you approached this. You started asking questions through your existing network. I can't wait to see it when you create it!
Comment by Ssozi Javie on March 9, 2010 at 10:21pm
Many thanks @Josh for the points - and I ma glad my post is being featured! I cant wait for the year to come so I can start this network. Will definitely need help setting this up - if its to go global. I will keep you all posted about it.
@Nick :)
Comment by sofia nunes on March 11, 2010 at 1:03pm
Great vision Ssozi! I liked how you explored the topic of collaboration, specially among this young community that you'll be leading. I believe it's a really valuable resource in so many aspects.
Comment by Khaled Kurdi on March 16, 2010 at 2:42pm
Ssozi,
would love to join your team. Please read my blogs, they do reflect who and what I am and how I can help your team.

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