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How to create impact on your own?

'How can one create impact on their own?' I know is a question you ask yourself on a daily basis, if you're like me. First thing you have to understand is that you are not on your own, there are people out there just like you. For now I will be talking of individual acts however you need to know you are not alone on this journey.

I am a person who craves change, who works to be the change she wishes to see in our world. I have been called 'too idealistic' many times due to this and well I just simply believe being idealistic is beautiful, but working to make these idealistic goals come that is just beyond breath-taking.

If you are reading this, let me give you a hint, you are on the right track.

Creating impact on one's own can be challenging, but there are several strategies that can help:

  • Identify a specific issue or problem that you are passionate about: By focusing on a specific issue, you can better understand the problem and develop a plan to address it.

For instance, I have initiated +bir platform to help out children with challenging lives, I knew I wanted to work on this issue because of my parents' childhood stories. Hearing the challenges they have faced during such young ages were heartbreaking to hear and I knew that nobody deserves these. Not being able to live your childhood due to socioeconomic inequities became my passion. I promised myself to work as hard for putting an end to this as possible.

  • Research and gather information: Research the issue and gather information about it. This will help you understand the problem more deeply and identify potential solutions.

Researching can be conducted in many ways. For my case, I spent hours reading research papers, reaching out to different experts in this area and observing the situations of different students... I believe solution ideas flow naturally after knowing the problem very well with more research.

  • Network and build relationships: Building relationships with other people who are working on similar issues can help you learn from others, gain support, and collaborate on solutions.

I am growing my impact goals due to the people in the same track as me. We are helping each other out, brainstorming different ideas and discussing the issues with various contexts under the same title. All these people inspire me and I hope I inspire them too, as a young passionate girl.

the books being packed after the donation campaign in my high school
  • Take action: Identify small, concrete steps that you can take to address the issue. These can include volunteering, starting a petition, or organizing a local event.

I know, I still have a long way to go however I did take action. I organized a donation event in my high school, I gave speeches and seminars to students with different backgrounds and made sure that they knew they had a voice which they had to use, I fundraised to help out a school and touched many lives there. I built a library in a school and now children there are reading on a daily (I am following up of course!).

  • Use social media and digital platforms: Social media and digital platforms can be powerful tools for raising awareness, building support, and creating impact.

I cannot say much about this one as I have just launched the instagram page which isn't quite popular just yet. But I do recognize the importance of social media and digital platforms in our time. You can follow content adressing the issues you are passionate about or launch your own!

  • Be creative and use your skills and resources: Consider how your skills and resources can be used to make a difference.

I knew that the skill I had and wanted to use was my vision and knowledge on that regard. I knew that I loved speaking up and this is perhaps why I started to give seminars in different schools.

  • Be persistent and don't give up: Making a difference takes time and effort, and there will be setbacks along the way. But by staying focused and persistent, you can achieve your goal and make a real impact in the world.

  • Lastly, you can contact me, be a volunteer of +bir platform and we can work to change the world together.

Remember, impact can come in many forms, it can be big or small, it can be local or global, it can be short-term or long-term. What is important is that you believe in what you're doing and that you're making a positive difference in the world.

giving a seminar on human rights to the primary school students

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