Their Voices Matter. Your Voice Matters. How Will You Use It?
Issues like child labor, child soldiers, and access to water and education, drown out the voices of youth across the world. Everyone deserves the chance to live the life they choose—not one chosen for them by poverty, illiteracy and happenstance. Take a vow of silence for a day to better understand what it’s like to have your voice go unheard.
Here’s How to Run Your Campaign
Investigate and Learn
Choose which WE Villages Pillar of Impact your group is going to fundraise for. Brainstorm what you already know about the issue and how you will learn more about it.
Discuss how your group can spread awareness about WE Are Silent and make a list of tasks you think are necessary for promoting, planning and completing your campaign. Decide who will be responsible for each task, from looking up facts about the issue to doing morning announcements and adding up the final pledges.
Sit down as a group and list potential issues you may run into once you go silent. Decide on ways to solve these problems, either by preparing for them or by responding to them when they happen.
Report and Celebrate
When you’ve finished your campaign, sit down as a group and record the impacts you’ve made. Share the success of your WE Are Silent campaign by posting photos to social media using #wearesilent
RECORD AND REFLECT
Using the Student Yearbook, students will record their progress and their reflections for each of the four steps above.
Campaign Lesson Plans
This educational resource helps students learn how to show gratitude and appreciation to people in their community.