You want to make friends while you learn? You want to have fun while you help others in the community? You want to get hands-on experience and see what it would be like to work in your dream organization? TRY volunteering! This may sound like an advertisement to you but volunteering can help one achieve the goals mentioned above and plenty more.
Malala Yousafzai, a teenage girl from Pakistan, became a figure of strength and courage when she stood up for her rights despite bullets, intimidation or death threats. What was she demanding? How does Malala get entitled to demand for education for girls?
For Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26 year old Tunisian street vendor, the 17 December 2010 started like any other day. Bouazizi, who was unemployed like many others in the country, was selling fruits and vegetables on a cart in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid. Suddenly, the government authorities confiscated his wares and allegedly slapped him on the face.
Economic Development is a process of sustained, concerted actions to improve the standard of living and economic health of a region. This may involve development of human capital, provision of infrastructure, enhancing market competitiveness, ensuring environmental sustainability, promoting social inclusion and other aspects that improve the quality of life.
Environmental activism has developed over the decades as a movement that advocating the conservation of and the improvement of the environment. Its origins may be traced back to the time of the Industrial Revolution in England, wherein increased coal mining gave rise to extremely high levels of pollution. This spurred a ‘back to nature’ movement as a result.
There was a time when I was about to graduate from college after having done B.Tech from IIT Kanpur, India and an MBA from Paris and I wondered which career path I should opt for. On one hand, where the private sector with its perks and salaries pulled me towards itself, on the other hand, a burning desire to create some difference in the lives of the so many around me, made my decision making extremely difficult.