The non-profit organisation Our Future World has officially launched its global #TweetaDream campaign in more than 35 countries including Ghana. The campaign aims to engage school age children and youth across the world in visualising and sharing their dreams for the future on International Children’s Day, June 1st 2015.
Inspired by the question “What if every child was inspired to seek genius?”, the campaign asks young people around the world to imagine the future they want to live in and to explore their role in shaping it.
As a result, Our Future World hopes to inspire young people to discover their unique interests and develop clear goals for themselves by thinking about the future in terms of opportunities. By visualising their dreams in any format such as drawings or paintings among others, further clarity is added to their goals. The #TweetaDream campaign culminates in a global event on June 1st 2015 when all participating young people share their dreams for their future via Twitter.
This coordinated global message on International Children’s Day is aimed at sparking a worldwide conversation about young people’s dreams, aspirations and expectations for the future. Participants and the public will be able to see and respond to contributions from around the world via Twitter and the Our Future World website. #TweetaDream is based on the belief that if young people were inspired to follow their dreams and pursue their passions, an unprecedented amount of potential would be unleashed in the next generation. With future goals clarified through visualisation and commitment boosted through sharing them, the campaign has the potential to help young people grow beyond what they thought they could be, ready to take on some of the greatest challenges of today.
After the global event, Our Future World will continue to follow its guiding objectives of inspiring, amplifying and connecting young people’s dreams. It will offer students and teachers the opportunity to exchange their contributions with schools from other countries in order to further stimulate a cross-cultural dialogue on young people’s dreams.
In addition, the organisation has mentioned a number of plans including representing the campaign and contributions of its participants at major events this year such as the UN Post-2015 Summit on the new set of Sustainable Development Goals and the COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris.
Our Future World works with a growing number of ambassadors around the world to reach out to children, youth, teachers, schools and key stakeholders. It’s global network of ambassadors has grown to over 50 ambassadors and comprises many accomplished social entrepreneurs and leaders in the field of education. Among them is Emmanuel Nyame, who is leading the #TweetaDream campaign in Ghana.
Emmanuel Nyame is a social entrepreneur with interests in startups and venture capital investment. Fountain of Youth International School will host a section of Ghana’s youth to create visualisations of their dreams on June 1st. More information about the #TweetaDream campaign and an option to sign up can be found on the Our Future World website: www.ourfuture.world Inquiries can be sent to [email protected]
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