http://TakingITGlobal.org/ | digitalLEARNING Magazine
March 2006

http://TakingITGlobal.org/

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In this era of globalisation youth must be availed a platform to find inspiration and expression, get involved and take action in their local  and global communities. ‘Takingitglobal.org’  does just that. It is an online community with the membership of over one  hundred thousand  motivated youth.  TIG’s  nteractive website provides a platform for  expression,  connection to opportunities,  and support for action. It is now  one of the world’s most  popular online community for young people  interested in making a difference. The motto of this portal is: “Inspire Inform Involve”.  TakingITGlobal works with global partners –  from UN agencies, to major companies, and especially  outh  organizations – to build the capacity of youth for development, artistic  and  media expression, make education more engaging, and involve young  people in global decision-making. TakingITGlobal is a new type of  international organization, developed within the context of several emerging  trends such as global challenges demanding global solutions, a  revolution in information and communications technologies, young people – the world’s greatest  untapped resource, an idea whose  time has come etc.This portal informs the visitor about its history and the objectives TIG has set for to achieve  by the year 2010. This portal introduces and facilitates  various online programmes such as online community engagement, thematic engagement  around major global challenges, student and  educational engagement, organisational engagement and local engagement. In its publications section  young visitors can access “Guide to Action”. This educational  booklet provides a step-by-step process where young people reflect upon their community, identify key  issues, get informed, plan and implement action projects and  evaluate their success. In its Media section one can access the news related global issues and  young people as well as the insights and research articles which are very  useful and these study materials are  available in pdf files and fully downloadable. On its home page there are various options like “Make Connections”  which contains   iscussion boards,  groups, member search, newsletters and TIG blog etc , “Take Action”  contains work forum, project and workshop kit etc, Understand Issues contains issues like cultural diversity, equity, education, employment,  environment, health  and wellness, information  communication technologies (ICTs), media, peace and conflict,  Poverty and  globalisation, social  ustice and human rights.  This portal provides free online  membership to the  visitor. A member of  TIG can have online chat with  other members of TIG community  through using this portal and articles  can be submitted for the publications in TIG’s Panorama section. The home page avails global online  gallery of artwork and also provides database of organizations related to  youth and their actions.  Rinalia Abdul Rahim of Global Knowledge Partnership writes “I have  watched TakingITGlobal grow from a compelling idea to a compelling  reality. With their global network of young people, powerful technology,   and organizational  avvy, TIG is a  driving force in collaborative efforts to reach and mobilize youth  to create digital opportunities for all.”The Time Magazine has written  about the TIG “At the heart of the new generation’s approach is a  collabora-tive style that is getting smart young minds together. This is a  central tenet of TakingITGlobal which helps young people around the world  network and find  out about worthy projects.” ❏

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