Humanitarianism and PTPI's Humanitarian Programs
PTPI's Humanitarian Programs
Why is humanitarianism an important part of being a good global citizen? And how can young people bring about change?
"I think that humanitarianism is an important part of being a good global citizen because it is vital to respect all people, other animals, the environment and the rest of the world in order to gain respect and appreciation from others. I believe that young people can bring about a change by involving themselves in voluntary work in the community, either locally or at school. They can also involve themselves in groups which promote humanitarian principles. By doing this, it will start a trend which will soon be imprinted in everyday human living and bring about a change. [...]"
- Since 2000 humanitarianism is included in the Mission Statement of PTPI. In order to reach its mission, PTPI promotes and supports various Humanitarian Programs and projects of its members. -
"At my school I am a member of the Student's Council, where I have been looking and pushing for the possibility to set up a Green Schools program. By doing this, I hope for students and teachers to become aware of the environment and become involved in actions we must take in order to help preserve the environment for future generations. For over a year I have tried to avoid buying from companies which have been known for human right abuses. This is something I feel very passionate about.
In the future, I hope to volunteer and take up a placement overseas. I would like to go to South Africa and help with community building, where I would be involved in building safer and better quality facilities for the local community. These facilities would include care homes and orphanages. This is something I wish to do when I finish school." - Sophia Chaffey (17 years old)