Guide to Action (En)

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Simple Steps Towards Change 23 Background on TakingITGlobal BACkGround TakingITGlobal (TIG) is an international organization, led by youth, and empowered by technology. TIG is at the intersection of three major global trends - the international scope of major issues, the information and communications technology revolution, and the demographic force of young people. TakingITGlobal aims to help youth develop their potential as creative, technology-enabled and globally-aware citizens through: • Strengthening the capacity of young people as leaders and stakeholders • Fostering cross-cultural dialogue and understanding • Increasing awareness and involvement among youth in global issues The TakingITGlobal Web Site http://www.takingitglobal.org Often described as a 'social network for social good', TakingITGlobal.org offers extensive social networking tools ranging from member profiles, blogs, wikis and podcasts to an online gallery and e-zine for expression. The site is your gateway to: Make Connections http://www.takingitglobal.org/connections/ • Connect with more than 150,000 members, from over 250 countries and territories, to share thoughts, perspectives and experiences! Express Yourself http://www.takingitglobal.org/express/ • Express yourself. You can write articles, stories, poems, and read the works of others in our online publication, Panorama. You can also create an online art exhibit and browse through a collection of cultural expressions in the Global Gallery! Browse Resources http://www.takingitglobal.org/resources/ • Discover opportunities. Through our resource database, you can access information on thousands of organizations and events, along with professional and financial opportunities from around the world. Understand Issues http://www.takingitglobal.org/understand/ • Inform yourself on important global issues. Featured Themes are focal points which spark dialogue on important topics. Take Action http://www.takingitglobal.org/action/ • Take action. Using resources such as the Projects System, Workshop Kit, and this Guide to Action, TIG can help you initiate positive change! Explore the World http://www.takingitglobal.org/explore/ • Browse country sites, and access country information using the flash map.

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