THESE YOUTH-LED ORGANIZATIONS ARE MAKING SURE THE NEXT GENERATION HAS A SAY IN THE WORLD THEY’LL INHERIT
"The future is young," as they say. If you find yourself desperate to make a change in light of everything happening in our country and world, but feeling helpless as a young student disregarded by older generations, look no further than these initiatives that prove the youth is a force to be reckoned with.
There’s something incredibly frustrating about being a teen or young adult in this messed up world. With almost all of our world’s biggest problems—global warming, wars, racism, sexism, rape culture, poverty, and the dirty tricks of politics—mere products of atrocities and problematic views of generations that came before us, it feels exasperating to know that these are also problems we’ll inherit one day as a generation, if they haven’t hit us already. But, how do you solve issues that stem all the way back to our grandparents’ time?
Perhaps the only thing to do is to tackle them head-on, with a fierce commitment to rally all of the youth towards a united goal: a better world for us all. May that be through better access to education, eradicating obsolete ideologies and practices, taking much better care of the world we live in, or all of the above, among many other pressing issues.
In light of this, there have been several youth-led organizations that were established to do just that. These initiatives do the important work of packaging important information into eye-catching and easy-to-digest infographics and social media posts, gathering donations and projects for devastated areas and other organizations that need help, and putting the spotlight on just-as-important matters that mainstream media fail to broadcast.
Although a lot of these initiatives have been operating since before lockdown, their popularity amid quarantine has definitely gone off the charts. This could be attributed to all the national issues that have happened throughout 2020 that need no further explanation. We’ve all felt helpless during those times—even until now—and these initiatives are proof of what the young generation can achieve when working together.
If you’re looking for organizations to support or join that are organized by young people like you, or feeling the urge to start your own small initiative and looking for inspiration, check out these groups:
Via IG: FOR THE FUTURE
GCASH – 09175407215
BPI – 0079196711 Isabella M. Tanjutco
PAYPAL – [email protected]
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— Kids For Kids (@kidsforkidsph) November 12, 2020
Have you ever dreamed of a future for our country?#WeTheFuturePH is a youth movement that dreams of a country governed with human rights, freedom, and democracy at its core. And we are committed to turn it into reality.
Join us! ✊✨
— #WeTheFuturePH (@WeTheFuturePH) September 5, 2020
WE ARE MAKING A WAVE! ????
We would like to congratulate our very own @sophiacaralde_ and @jepestela for being recognized as 2 of the five youth leaders leading the climate and environmental justice movement here in the Philippines! ????????https://t.co/ASqnapKOM0
— Youth Strike 4 Climate Philippines ???????????? (@youth4climatePH) January 12, 2021
ANO ANG WISH MO? ????
Ang WISH KO ay inyong suportahan ang ✨✨Project WISH Co(VID)!✨✨
Project WISH – which stands for “Walang Iwanan Sa Hapagkainan” – is a sustainable ♻️ feeding program that was established in 2019
— The Initiative PH (@theinitiativeph) January 18, 2021
Stop perpetuating rape culture. Rapists need to be held accountable for their actions. RAPE IS CAUSED BY RAPISTS. https://t.co/2pT1VrBK0E
— Amarela Philippines (@AmarelaPH) January 5, 2021
Pagbago Philippines is a youth-led organization advocating for the purpose of change and contributing to the betterment of our country, as we aim to encourage the Filipino youth to take a stand.
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— Pagbago Philippines ???????? (@PagbagoPH) August 2, 2020
In this time of both technological advancement and social distancing, the internet and its platforms have been proven to be an effective medium for change and awareness within communities.#SaligPH ???????? (1/2) pic.twitter.com/fEJNsCqQv1
— Salig PH (@SaligPh) November 23, 2020