The international network of committed young people
Geomove (international network of committed children and young people) is a digital platform that aims to support the collective force for change by organizing a referencing/grouping and promoting civic initiatives carried out by children and young people in Belgium, Benin and Togo (initially).
This listing will be sorted according to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to which the initiatives relate, their location and their timeframe (past, current, future, short/medium/long term).
The main aim of this platform is to build bridges between committed young people here and abroad, so that they can draw inspiration from each other in their commitment, promote their civic initiatives and receive logistical support or visibility.
Bringing these initiatives together in a platform for exchanging projects and ideas will enable children and young people, girls and boys alike, to be sources of inspiration, motivation, optimism, respect and change, and to promote their right to participate in building a fairer, more sustainable and more united world.
More specifically, Geomove aims to :
Mobilize and inspire young people around citizen initiatives with a societal scope in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set up by the United Nations
Promote social projects via social networks (YouTube, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
Network young people interested in the issues in question
Offer additional visibility to projects referenced on the platform
Provide assistance/support for the creation, follow-up and management of these projects
Target audience : children and young people under the age of 26
Origine of the Geomove project
The fast-changing world in which we live presents us with a paradox: on the one hand, a rise in extremes and fear, and on the other, a greater commitment to a society that is more respectful of everyone and of the planet, particularly on the part of young people.
Yet little attention is paid to promoting the civic initiatives of children and young people. And yet, promoting and sharing these initiatives would be a way of inspiring other young people to avoid a feeling of powerlessness or a loss of hope for the future.
Giving children and teenagers who wish to get involved a more prominent place and a space for discussion seems to us to be a necessity if we are to act through "strategic optimism" and avoid a feeling of powerlessness in the face of unacceptable situations.
This is why Geomoun is launching its international network of committed children and young people, under the name GEOMOVE.
Geomove is the brainchild of Geomoun (Belgium) and Carrefour Jeunesse Afrique (Benin). Since the development of the platform, Visions Solidaires, a Togolese organization, and Resedh, a Haitian association, have been involved in promoting the network. Various Belgian organizations also support Geomove, including the International Youth Bureau, Plan International Belgium, the Belgian Red Cross, Unicef Belgium and Dynamo International.