Social Good & Advocacy

#GivingTuesdayNow – Diseases Don’t Respect Borders

It’s been so many months on the covid-19 battlefield and there is still uncertainty as to how we come up with solutions. Earlier last month, in collaboration with leaders around the world, we campaigned to raise awareness on the Covid-19 Solidarity Fund for World Health Organization (WHO).

Dear Changemakers, We will only beat this pandemic by working together – across countries, communities, and sector.

The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO has been leading global cooperation efforts. Already, WHO has sent more than 2 million pieces of personal protective equipment – including masks, gloves, overalls – to more than 75 countries, and 1.5m testing kits to 120 countries. In solidarity with this work, it’s time for us to support #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity to take place on May 5, 2020, as a response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

Take action: In honor of #GivingTuesdayNow on Tuesday, May 5, here are a few ways to support the campaign: 

1. Give thanks to a health worker or a hero in your life

2. Give love to your neighbors, your family, and to your friends

3. Give support through the The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

Spread the word: The UN Foundation continuously updating the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund toolkit with new messages, videos, graphics, and GIFs for your use. You can also get specific tools for promoting #GivingTuesdayNow in the newest toolkit.

Educate: COVID-19 is not only challenging global health systems but testing our common humanity. The poorest and most vulnerable members of society are the hardest hit, both by the pandemic and the response. Learn about SDG 10 on reduced inequalities and why it matters. You can also learn how the COVID-19 crisis is exacerbating gender equality.

Diseases don’t respect borders. Lets Win Together! #GivingTuesdayNow. Do you have any insights to share on the state on Covid-19 response in your community? Kindly send them to

#UPChat & #UN75 Global Conversation About Leaps for Humanity

On January 29, I was privileged to be invited to join the first #UN75 twitter chat initiated by UPWorthy and the United Nations. It was so refreshing and inspiring. The outcome of the chat will boost your faith in humanity. Read more.

I will be participating in another twitter chat by UPWorthy and United Nations on Friday 28th February on leaps for humanity. It goes without saying that innovation and technology have been at the center of many of the biggest leaps of our time. It helps make our world fairer, more peaceful, and more just. Achievements in the digital world have also been a huge factor in driving success towards each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. But technology also has a downside — it can threaten privacy, erode security, and fuel inequalities.

I am grateful for the invitation from UpWorthy and exceptionally excited to be adding my voice to the discussion about how we can harness and manage new technologies for a more sustainable and equitable world. Details below:

Date: Friday, February 28th

Time: 9 – 10am PT / 12 – 1pm ET

Hashtags: #UpChat #UN75

Click here to download the #UPChat guidelines which can help you prepare for the chat.

#EqualEverywhere Goes Live With a Movement for Gender Equality!

Today the United Nations Foundation launched #EqualEverywhere: A campaign for gender equality in every place and every part of life. 

From the day she is born to adulthood and beyond, in every place and every part of life, a girl still faces greater barriers to fulfillment and dignity than a boy.

We won’t stop until girls and women are #EqualEverywhere.

Here’s what you can do: Let the world know you stand with the changemakers working to ensure girls and women are equal everywhere.

  • Take the #EqualEverywhere pledge and commit to supporting full equality.
  • Donate to the UN Foundation’s work to equalize the rights, health, and well-being of girls and women everywhere.
  • Lend your voice: Share stories of girls and women moving us toward equality and tell the world how you are living or striving for equal everywhere.

Through the United Nations Foundation’s platforms and partners, highlighted individuals are committed to achieving the urgent systemic change that’s needed for gender equality at all levels, in all countries. Thank you for your support!

Are You a JA Alum? Here Are 6 Reasons to Join Gather.

I am a proud product of Junior Achievement. While in high school, my friends and I started initiatives that helped pay the school fees of students on campus. Literally, this was how my entrepreneurial journey begun 10 years ago. I am a proud alumna, and I always recommend Junior Achievement to students in my community to participate in their programs in order to grow their entrepreneurship skills. I will tell you all about my JA experience another day. I am rather excited now about JA Worldwide’s new social networking platform, ‘Gather’, aimed at connecting all alumni around the world.

All About Gather, the JA Global Alumni Community

Did you know that Gather, JA Worldwide’s online global JA alumni community, got a major upgrade? The new version of Gatherwent live on January 24, 2020, giving former students the opportunity to connect wherever they are, whenever they want.

Below you’ll find everything you need to promote gather to JA alumni in your local area or region.

Join Gather today

Why join Gather?

Were you a part of JA, Junior Achievement, Young Enterprise, INJAZ, Impulsa, or any of the dozens of ways that JA is translated around the world? If so, you’re eligible to join Gather, the JA alumni community, where doing good is just part of doing business. Join Gather today!

Access Gather at

Benefits for JA alumni:

  • Global community of like-minded people
  • Find alumni near you on the interactive map
  • Connect and exchange ideas
  • Attend alumni events globally
  • Develop new skills
  • Leadership opportunities

You can Join Gather online or on your mobile phone at your own convenient time. Here are the links below to download the Gather alumni app on your phone:

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I already joined Gather alumni app on mobile. Whenever you download the app and create your account, do not forget to send me a hi 🙂

#UPChat Global Conversation About #UN75 & The Future

 Join the UN75 + Upworthy Twitter Chat on January 29th at 12pm EST!

This is an exciting opportunity for you to lend your voice to a global conversation and tell the world about what sort of future you’d like to create.

The Twitter chat is organised in relation to the UN75 Launch Event on January 29th. It’ll be hosted by youth along with the Secretary-General at their NYC HQ.

Below are some details for your review. Please tweet #UN75 or #UPChat if you have any questions or thoughts. As usual, I will be joining this conversation.


Hashtags: #UpChat #UN75

So, you’re joining Upworthy for a live Twitter chat! This guide will help you handle the basics of participating in an UpChat so that you can relax and have fun.

Upworthy structures the chat as a simple question-and-answer session where the @Upworthy Twitter account asks a series of 7-10 questions throughout the hour. These questions are numbered (Q1, Q2, Q3, etc. etc.) and are tagged with the custom UpChat hashtags. Example:

There are a couple of ways to respond to an UpChat question:

1) Compose a new tweet from your account with your answer and type “#UpChat #UN75” at the end. The hashtags ensure that folks can watch the conversation evolve in real time without having to follow twenty different accounts, so it is essential to include it in your answers.

In keeping with the Q&A format, please add “A” and the question number you are answering at the start of the tweet to eliminate confusion. For example, if you are answering Q1 above, your tweet would look like this:

A1: This is a really fascinating response to this question. #UpChat #UN75

You can also add @Upworthy to the end of your tweet. It will be seen in their mentions — rather than just from tracking the hashtag — and they are more likely to respond to it. If you choose to add @Upworthy, make sure to add it at the very end of the tweet, like so:

A1: This is a really fascinating response to this question. #UpChat #UN75 @Upworthy

2) You can tweet at Upworthy with your answer. However, if you decide to tweet directly at them, it is vital that you add a period in front of “@Upworthy” in your tweet.

.@Upworthy A1: This is a really fascinating response to this question. #UpChat #UN75 @Upworthy

Adding a period before @Upworthy in this tweet ensures that people on your timeline will see the tweet.

If you do not add the period, the only people who will see your answer will be yourself, @Upworthy, and anyone who follows both you and @Upworthy. That is obviously not ideal since it limits folks from seeing your response. If you choose this method during the UpChat, adding a period before @Upworthy is key.

OK! You’ve got responding to questions down! What’s next?

During the chat, keep an eye on the “#UpChat #UN75” hashtags and the @Upworthy account so you can see the questions and responses from other participants. You can follow the hashtags by typing in “#UpChat” or “#UN75”in the search bar or simply clicking on the hashtags during the chat. You’ll be taken to a search results page that updates in real time with tweets from other users. And that’s it! See you on Twitter soon!

This global conversation is hosted by:


In collaboration with: