Showing posts from August, 2019

Social Impact Media Awards

Social Impact Media Awards As part of the World Merit Day 2019 celebrations, we launched a global challenge in partnership with SIMA! SIMA is the most renowned global curator in the social impact community, providing independent films to academic and global social justice industries around the world. SIMA aims to promote sustainable social change , therefore this year SIMA partnered up with World Merit to give the World Merit community the opportunity to partake in the Social Action Media Awards 2019! SIMA created seventeen films and documentaries, each linked to one Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).  For the challenge, our members were required to host a screening , organize a panel discussion and to log the event on the World Merit Impact App. The challenge was a great success with hundreds of people around the world watching educational films, inspiring action towards the SDGs.  Each Impact recorded has positively inspired, educated and mobilized support for

World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day Today is a day for celebration and a chance to recognise all the good work going on in the world. World Merit wants to recognize and thank all changemakers taking action across the globe to create a more positive future for everyone! However, we must recognize also that despite all the hard work of change-makers across the globe, we still have a long way to go in achieving our sustainable development goals. In this article, I would like to highlight a story reported to world merit in February which here at World Merit HQ was a true eye-opener to the realities of discrimination and violence some people suffer daily. Here is Peter and Lan’s Story… The World Merit team in Blantyre to raise awareness and take action against the immense maltreatment of Aboriginal people in Malawi. It took a huge amount of courage to highlight this topic, but it certainly had a great impact in bringing the discrimination and targeting of Albinos in Malawi t

World Merit Day 2019

World Merit Day 2019! In 2014 the United Nations officially marked the 24th of July as “World Merit Day”. On the inaugural World Merit Day, a huge launch and celebration was held in Liverpool, UK. Over three thousand young people from around the globe came together to pledge their commitment to transforming our world by 2030. Leading figures from business, politics and human rights, including Sir Ken Robinson and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai , were keynote speakers and became new World Merit ambassadors. Each year since 2014, World Merit Day has grown and spread around the world, with councils and members celebrating in unison. The 24th of July is a day to reflect on the impact that has been made throughout the year, and also a time to strategize for the future. Many councils got together and had a celebratory meal, some also went on the radio and television to advocate for World Merit and the SDGs. For some, it was ‘business as usual’ as they continued creat