How to Contribute Globally

Have you ever wanted to help make a change in our world? You do not have to work in a charity group, an AIDS program, or even in the United Nations (UN) to make a difference. Rather, simply learning about the world and its issues is a first step toward being a truly engaged citizen who can question accurately and see things for what they really are. Doing this is not that difficult but having the will to start and keep it up can be harder than you think!


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    Try watching the international news instead of the local or national news. This world is not that small.
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    Go to reputable news websites and find out information about issues in Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania and South America.
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    Persuade your buddies to help you by making signs, informing your community about your beliefs, or even send a letter to the national capital of your nation.
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    If you are making a small AIDS benefit, draw diagrams showing condoms, words such as "safe sex" or "protect yourself" or you can just talk about what YOU can do about AIDS.
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    Try conducting research about the ailments and illnesses of the world and try to find potential products that can fight or even cure them.
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    Learn about the world's past. You have to learn history to see how things in the present occurred and potential events in the future.
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    Share. You learned this when you were three or four. Give a little money to UNICEF or something. That would be very appreciative.
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    Work for the United Nations.Get a Job With the United Nations.


  • Have small meetings in your community about global issues.
  • Try getting a small job if you are young (under 16), attempt to get a simple second job if you can manage it. Babysit on the weekdays and mow lawns on weekends. Then take a practical percentage of your profits and use it for charities.
  • One person can make a difference, but it is good to get a third or fourth hand.
  • If you have a National Geographic Atlas, read it and find Global Awareness topics. You can also get Google Global Awareness Map on Google Earth to see where global issues take place such as the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), destroyed villages in Darfur, etc.


  • Don't work too hard. If you are still in school do these things on the weekends or when you have free-time after you have done your homework.
  • If you are going to make picket signs, don't strike or march in busy areas. This may lead to violence.

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Categories: Social Activism