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Little & Loud International Inc

Little & Loud International Inc

Communication, Arts & Culture, Education

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Almost a third of the world's population is below the age of 18. They are the future leaders of families, communities and nations, and they will be the trailblazers of ideas and global movements to come.

But 9 out of 10 live in places where they face inequality, poor education, discrimination, exploitation and weak infrastructures that deny them access to technology, information and mediums of expression. As a consequence, true stories about struggle, celebration, love and loss in the lives of children remain unheard.

So many of the world's grown up' issues directly affect the youth yet they prevail as models of resilience, and they have so much to tell that no adult or global leader can accurately express for them.

To be truly heard, we must let them speak, paint, dance, sing and shout for themselves.

They may be little But there are many And they are loud

Story by story, piece by piece, and hand by hand, we contribute to the global dialogue between children and agents of change by creatively connecting and exchanging stories and experiences of a world they share and build together.

News & Events

November 12, 2008 - Little & LOUD launched their campaign to raise $10,000 for a primary school in the Solomon Islands on News.com.au yesterday. Within 24 hours, the online newspaper's readers - not limited only to Australians - have helped the organisation raise more than $2500!

History

Little & LOUD is a global non-profit initiative founded by three friends and travellers from three different continents. Mirjam Verkleij, a nurse from Utrecht, The Netherlands, Rhoda Lazo, a digital communications producer from Los Angeles, USA and Michelle Roldan, a visual communications designer from Sydney, Australia.

In June 2008, a visit to Fote Primary School in the Solomon Islands brought to attention the severe underrepresentation of children and their culture in the South Pacific. Despite their modest living conditions, these children embodied brightness and loudness, eager to be heard from their little known country.

Little & LOUD's first project focus is on Melanesian Culture as it is one that exists very close to Australia but is still largely unfamiliar. Future projects include storybook productions and LoudLabs (creative workshops) with children in orphanages and schools in the Philippines and Indonesia.

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Read article here: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,24641217-5018293,00.html

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Little & LOUD is a crosscultural initiative whose purpose is to tell stories and connect children through creative communication to break boundaries

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Sydney, Australia

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