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Amplify Youth Voices In Places With Poor Online Connectivity

    In February, Planet Classroom Network Channel on YouTube showcases videos by youth from digitally hard-to-reach places.

    The video presentations feature young people in Malawi talking about their lives, their challenges, and their dreams for the future.

    The pandemic raised awareness for the fact that at least 463 million students around the world have no access to technology. However, that isn’t stopping XtalksWorldListens’ co-founder Alex Bell, who believes every young person has an interesting story to tell the rest of the world no matter where they live.

    His organization gives the opportunity to young people in digitally hard-to-reach places to raise their voices and share their ideas and perspectives for a changing world. This turned out to be a perfect fit for the Planet Classroom Network’s YouTube Channel, the first-ever global multicultural channel for youth launched earlier this year.

    This month, the Planet Classroom Network YouTube Channel features video presentations from youth in Malawi talking about their lives, their challenges, and their dreams for the future.

    “Every young person, no matter where they live, has an interesting story to tell,” noted Alex Bell, co-founder of XTalksWorldListens. “We aim to find the next Greta, the next Malala, and the next Parkland kids.”

    “The planet is experiencing numerous challenges that will require reflection and actions for positive change,” noted Cathy Rubin, co-founder of Planet Classroom. “This cannot be accomplished without including the perspectives of those who will inherit our world. As adults, the best thing we can do to help facilitate this process is to take a seat and listen.”

    About XTalksWorldListens

    Co-founded by Alex Bell, XTalksWorldListens is a free coaching program and a global platform for young people without reliable online connectivity but a voice and message the world needs to hear.

    About The Planet Classroom Network

    The Planet Classroom Network, organized by CMRubinWorld, brings together musicians, dancers, video game creators, filmmakers, learning innovators, and emerging technologists from all over the world to entertain, educate and engage youth, and to provide a rich cultural experience at a time when art and learning institutions everywhere are not accessible.

    Young people from around the world played a significant role in conceptualizing, creating, and producing the network’s vision and programming.

    Learn more about Planet Classroom.

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