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#9 World´s young climate activists - part 2
In previous episodes of Save the Children Documentary, we met young climate activists in Pakistan and Peru. Now we go to the Balkans, where young people are at the forefront in the fight for climate justice. 16-year-old Anja lives in the Albanian industrial city of Elbasan. The climate movement here is small but determined. In Europe, the Balkans are particularly vulnerable to climate change, and together with a group of friends, Anja is fighting for the country's politicians to take the climate crisis seriously. 15-year-old Olt lives in neighboring Kosovo. The air is bad and the country's large coal-fired power plants poison the environment. For a long time, Olt felt alone with his interest in the climate. Then he heard about the youth group Respect our rights where he is now a driving force. For Olt, all change starts with oneself - everyone can do something.
#8 Children on the move and their right to education
14-year-old Mira from Syria lives in a run-down refugee camp in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Together with her parents and four siblings, she has tried to cross the border into the EU country Croatia 12 times. But they’ve been sent back by border patrols or hindered by poor weather conditions every time. For Mira, as for other children on the move, life is stressful and she finds it difficult to achieve any continuity in her education. Not to speak of the many children on the move around the world that have no access to education at all. But thanks to a program run by Save the Children, Mira and other children in the camp have the opportunity to attend school together with Bosnian children. So while she waits for her family to plan another exodus out of Bosnia again, Mira goes to school every day and dreams of her future career as a police officer. Regardless of whether the children stay in the camp for just a short time or for several years, Save the Children’s goal stays the same – for all children to have an education
#7 Parenting on the move
"Being on the move is difficult in and of itself. To be a parent on the move is ten times worse". 29-year-old Zahra fled Syria with her family when the war broke out. She didn’t think it would take long before she and her family could settle down and start a new life in a safer part of the world. But now years have passed and Zahra is still on the run.
Today, she and her five children live in a refugee camp in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They’ve tried to cross the border into Croatia – an EU country – several times now without success. And life in the refugee camp is stressful. Here, Zahra can’t be the parent she wants to be for her children. In this episode of Save the Children Documentary, you will hear stories from the mothers themselves; about how it is to be a parent in a chaotic, unstable environment, with dreams of giving your children the most fundamental of things – a safe upbringing
#6 Generation Greta — The world's young climate activists
”To me it’s a must”
All over the world young people are taking the lead against the climate crisis and environmental destruction.
In Peru, 17-year-old Ada and her friends saw how the once beautiful river turned into a rubbish heap, and they decided to act.
For 16-old Eisha from Pakistan it’s all very simple: Everyone is equally important in the fight for a better climate.
Also, hear Yolande Wright from Save the Children about how the climate crisis is an existential threat to children’s rights worldwide.
#5 Children on the move in Central America
Relentless gang violence, poverty and dreams to reunite with their families drive thousands of young people from Central America up to the US every year. Meet 17-year-old Elisabeth who tried to flee El Salvador after threats of kidnapping, and Bryan who joined the gang MS 13 as a way to defend himself. The journey to the US is long and dangerous. Few make it all the way. For Luis from Guatemala, the ride on the train La Bestia through Mexico became a nightmare that changed his life forever.
#4 Girls on the move in southern Africa – Save the Children Documentary
“To me it's challenging being a girl. Men wanting to take advantage of you, when you are in need of help” Rosine, 18 from Congo Kinshasa.
The number of girls who are on the move around the world is higher than ever before. Every girl carries a strong story - why she migrates, what risks she face and what kind of future she is heading towards. In this episode of Save the Children Documentary we will hear some of these girls sharing their experiences of leaving home and coming to a new country.