Watch a video that describes the Ebola crisis through the eyes of one survivor.
In late 2014, West Africa experienced the worst Ebola outbreak that the world has seen (one that has still not run its course), wreaking havoc on vulnerable communities all over Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Watch this video to learn more about the recent Ebola outbreak through the eyes of a survivor.
Learn about a media specialist who uses moving animation and humor to advocate for human rights and dignity.
Meet Firdaus Kharas.
According to his website, Chocolate Moose Media, Firdaus is a social innovator, renowned director, and global humanitarian who produces animated documentaries, films, and televisions series to educate, entertain, and change behavior. He and his organization are trying to positively influence viewers' knowledge, attitude, and behavior, focusing on children and young adults.
Whether using humor or emotion, these videos educate while also entertaining.
Check out this video he made about the Ebola crisis. While in other videos Firdaus uses humor, this one produces an emotional effect.
Firdaus provides a great example of creative activism. When you watch the video or look at Firdaus' website, what do you see? By using animated videos, he influences the world for the better. In other words, he has turned his skills and passion into an organization that educates and helps to change minds around the world about issues that matter to human dignity. Here we see one person (with the help of many others) making a worldwide impact!
What Does Firdaus' Example Teach You?
Think about your own skills, interests, and passions - how can you take these things and use them to help other people? It doesn't have to be something that is as big or funny or moving as Firdaus' videos. So, don't let your own insecurities get in the way of helping others. Use your skills and passion to make the world a better place.
Be a creative activist.
Talk to your friends about what you experienced with disaster and human dignity.
One of the best ways to address the issues surrounding disaster and human dignity is to talk to people you know about what you learned or gained by going through this guided path. A lot of people feel the call to respond to disasters, but sometimes we're a lot less helpful than we think. Before starting the conversation, think about your experience on Moyo:
Make your experience at Moyo a community activity - share it with those people you care about and learn how to engage the issue together. This conversation doesn't have to be a big deal - bring it up at dinner or the next time you're at the pool with friends. Let's get people talking.