"What I gain from being an educator was to feel a little hope about our future as community, as people. Working with youth has made me aware that they are young minds who cares about different things and tries to make things right. That feeling encourage me to keep doing my part and teach as more youth that I can, to spread that hope to everyone."— Daniel Gutierrez, Educator, Uruguay
The digital revolution has created spaces for young people to spread their messages on a global scale. Through youth media making, young people claim the power to create and distribute their ideas. They are able to participate in democratic information sharing processes that allow youth to be heard and young people’s creative confidence to emerge in an effort to respond to worlds most challenging issues.
At TakingITGlobal, we are committed to providing meaningful spaces for youth media artwork to exhibited. Recently we launched Perspectives: Youth Creating Change on the TakingITGlobal Global Gallery, featuring over 100 multimedia pieces submitted by our participating youth artists.
We have showcased participants’ artwork at several international conferences and events such as; UNESCO Youth Forum, Youth Assembly at the United Nations, Global Youth Assembly, OCIC Global Citizens forum and many more. We believe that when young people’s artwork is showcased at high-profile events the impact that is created is meaningful, therefore increasing the youth’s creative confidence and their ability to create positive change in the world!