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‘WE WANT TO BE HEARD, WE WANT TO BE PART OF THE PROCESS’ – YOUNG PEOPLE CALL ON GOVERNMENTS AND BUSINESSES TO PRIORTISE YOUTH IN RESPONSE TO IMPACT OF COVID-19 AT GLOBAL YOUTH SUMMIT

Over 150 countries represented at the Global Youth Summit, a virtual event designed to address the negative impacts of COVID-19...

IT’S TIME TO TAKE ACTION NOW – HERE IS HOW YOUNG PEOPLE CAN BUILD ON THE SUCCESS OF THE GLOBAL YOUTH SUMMIT

Following the success of the Global Youth Summit, now is the time to act. Here is how young people can...

GLOBAL YOUTH MOBILIZATION FUNDS YOUNG PEOPLE’S IDEAS TO COMBAT IMPACT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC

• Initiative led by the world’s six largest youth organizations and supported by the World Health Organization and United Nations Foundation will fund the work of young people in communities impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic • Impact of the global pandemic on young people to be addressed at Global Youth Summit • Young people will decide where the money goes and how it is spent • Global Youth Mobilization backed by UNICEF, USAID, UNFPA, European Commission, Salesforce, FIFA and Heads of State and Governments from around the world

Impact

We are in this together – IFRC

As weeks and months have passed, people have been faced with the pressures that mount from an uncertain future. COVID-19 has had and continues to have a massive impact on mental health, causing widespread emotional stress and anxiety as people struggle to cope with the pandemic’s impacts on themselves, their families, and their communities.

Girls, Consumers, and Communities in Need During the COVID-19 Crisis – WAGGGS

With Girl Scouts at Home, families everywhere can access self-guided, free activities to keep them engaged and connected to their communities and the larger sisterhood of girls. This new national platform reflects the exploration and interactive learning of Girl Scouts in a one-stop-shop format that lets both members and the public enjoy a variety of activities that cover STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, and the Outdoors (including from indoors!).

America’s Girl Scouts have been impacting the world for generations. Now they’re helping those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic – WAGGGS

For more than 100 years, there has been one group of little women on the front lines always finding a way to make a big impact. Girl Scouts. While they're especially known for selling baked goods outside grocery stores during a brief six- to eight-week Girl Scout Cookie season, the coronavirus pandemic has once again changed a few plans.

MAKING MASKS AND FACE SHIELDS TO SUPPORT COVID-19 RESPONSE – WOSM

As part of the national campaign to combat COVID-19, the Ivorian Scouts have also donated face shields to law enforcement officers at the Administrative Police Station in Abobo. “Police Officers are in contact with the population in the exercise of their function to protect the people. It is therefore important to give them all the help they need,” says the Regional Commissioner, Bamba Ousmane.

PROVIDING FOOD TO 300 FAMILIES IN NEED – WOSM

#YoMeQuedoEnCasaRD is a social media campaign started by Fersobe in Dominican Republic to fundraise for providing food to families in need, in the form of coupons that they can redeem at selected stores. Shortly after the campaign kick started, many public figures in Dominican Republic have joined and contributed to the campaign.

Supporting India’s most vulnerable during COVID-19 – a personal story

COVID-19 has changed the face of the entire world in the past couple of months. It has gravely affected the lives of thousands and livelihoods of millions of people from all sections of society. But the most affected, by far, are the people from the underprivileged sections. I reflected on the conundrum, whether there is any disease worse than hunger.

GIRL SCOUT FROM POLAND WINS EU SOLIDARITY PRIZE FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE CAMPAIGN

“I cannot imagine that service could not be in my life. My whole life is service and it is Scouting that taught me this attitude." Krysia, an 18-year old girl Scout from Poland, was awarded a European Civil Solidarity Prize by the EU's Economic and Civil Committee, for her domestic abuse campaign, “Chamomiles and Pansies”.

Youth leading way in pandemic – IFRC

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, thousands of Red Cross Red Crescent youth volunteers right across the Asia Pacific have been following the same call as Ms Ei Ei. Those who cannot serve directly in their local communities, have become digital volunteers at home, doing a wide range of valuable work, from translating information material in all languages spoken in their country to promoting well-being.

Indonesia: The Tan sisters help raise donations for COVID-19 relief – The Award

Echoing the government’s public campaign of recognizing and appreciating local healthcare professionals, Jessica focused herself on fundraising for these local heroes by carving digital illustrations in exchange for donations. The funds collected went towards food, Hazmat suits, masks, and other necessities desperately needed by the healthcare workers.

Keeping intergenerational friendships alive during lockdown – The Award

For two and a half years, Gold Award participant Lauren, from New Zealand, has been reading to Shirley Macdonald who is blind. She would visit Shirley at her retirement village every Saturday. While it started as Voluntary Service for her Gold Award, the pair have formed a strong friendship. “Reading to Shirley has been an amazing part of my life,” Lauren said. COVID-19 and lockdown brought them closer.