Making a Difference at Any Age #WATWB #teens #gifted #activist


Welcome to the “We are the World Blogfest” (#WATWB ). The #WATWB was inspired by a simple conversation about how all the negativity on social media was weighing on us. Wanting to make a difference, we decided to try to do our part to infuse social media with all the good stories that are out there. We hope to share the stories that show kindness, compassion, hope, overcoming challenges and in general, the impressive resilience of the human spirit. For every dark, negative story out there, there is a positive, heartwarming story that will add some light and lift the human spirit. The last Friday of every month bloggers will share their stories led by five co-hosts, this month’s co-hosts are Sylvia McGrath, Mary Giese , Shilpa Garg, Sylvia Stein, and myself, Belinda Witzenhausen.

To learn more about #WATWB or to join us click here!

“We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.” ~ Harry Edwards

Sadly, in our society teens are often mislabeled or their abilities to change the world greatly underestimated. Meet these three teens who are dreaming big, changing the world for the better and giving us hope for the future.

Mexico’s Dafne Almazán, a child prodigy, at 16-years-old is the world’s youngest psychologist and teacher. Dafne’s mission is to ensure other gifted kids get an education that helps them use their gifts and exceed their potential.

At 12-years-old, scientist Gitanjali Rao from the United States’ is using her skills to find solutions to Flint, Michigan’s water crisis.

Perhaps, the best known, Sweden’s 17-year-old Greta Thunberg, climate change activist, has become a household name inspiring young and old alike to fight for the environment and do all they can to prevent climate change. These teens prove that age is just a number.

17 thoughts on “Making a Difference at Any Age #WATWB #teens #gifted #activist”

  1. All of these young ladies are an inspiration to not only their peers, but to the world. Dafne Almazán is simply amazing with all she is learning, has learned and all she does for other child prodigies. Gitanjali Rao has been a gift to the City of Flint and I expect she will be a leader in the world of science for years to come. I imagine Greta Thunberg is on everyone’s radar, but that does not diminish what her determination has done for the worldwide focus on climate change. She talked about speaking the truth in this area, which would be a great step forward for us all.

    Thanks for sharing these stories, Belinda!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. They are indeed inspirational! Sadly many young adults get dismissed or deemed disinterested, these young ladies are definitely changing that. I find many of today’s teens much more socially, environmentally and politically aware than many generations before. There is definite hope for the future. Thanks so much for stopping by and for being a part of#WATWB. Hope you have a fantastic weekend!🎃😁


  2. Hi Belinda – you’ve highlighted three amazing youngsters … I hadn’t heard of Dafne or Gitanjali – but they’re obviously very high achievers for their communities and countries, while Greta – is pretty well known – there’s a film about her …that I’ll be seeing in a week or two … take care and stay safe – Hilary

    Liked by 1 person

    1. They are all pretty brilliant and indeed impressive. I had heard about the movie please let me know what you think of it. Thanks so much for stopping by and for being a part of #WATWB. Have a fantastic weekend, stay safe and be well!☺️

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Will do … but lockdown might interfere … I’ve booked 28th Nov … enjoy the weekend and stay safe … and well … xo


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.