If you’ve ever wanted to shout out about global injustice, report on humanitarian disasters, or find out exactly how foreign aid is spent then you’ve come to the right place. Everything on Write Here, Right Now is created by young people, so you get to set the agenda. Our editorial team will have access to top level events, from climate change activities in the UK and overseas around December to Fairtrade Fortnight in February. And they’ll be creating the kind of killer content around their experiences that’ll really get people talking.
But we’re not the kind of site that puts all the power in the hands of the few. We’re all about equality and there are loads of ways that you can get involved. Upload your videos, photos, articles and blog posts about global issues that matter to you. Or simply turn up to an event in your area – and then report on it from the front line. We’ll publish it right here, right now.
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DFID is the part of the UK Government which makes sure aid gets to poor countries and helps to bring poor people out of poverty. Thanks to UKaid from the British people, we help lift 3 million people out of poverty every year.
Our contribution helps fights diseases, provide education and helps poor countries cope with the terrible effects of climate change and prevent war and conflict. We also provide food, shelter and medical care in war situations or when humanitarian disasters strike.
Our collective effort with the rest of the world has helped 40 million more children go to school, 3 million get life-preserving HIV and AIDS drugs and 400 million people lift themselves from poverty in the last 10 years.
Recently, we introduced a new logo, UKaid, to show you how the UK government is investing in development to improve people’s lives and fight global poverty. You can find out more at www.dfid.gov.uk.
Live Futures is a social enterprise that encourages and benefits young people through media related activities. Based in London, they offer mentoring, support and creative training via inspiring, cutting edge projects. Flagship initiatives include two quarterly magazines, Live and Live East, both written entirely by young people, and the website