NINEISMINE and yours 2. by: Steve Rocha.

Inspiration, Motivation


They say that children are future of India,of the US of Iraq, of China.

What a myth!!

The NINEISMINE campaign believes that children are not citizens of tomorrow but that they are citizens of today. they are tax payers of today. They are trend setters of today!! Secondly they do not believe that they are merely citizens of this or that country but that they are citizens of a Global Earth community that dreams beyond borders.

The NINEISMINE campaign is an initiative of for and by children who set out to MAKE POVERTY HISTORY while they ensure the fulfillment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. (Like

It dreams of a world where children will enjoy at least one Child right i.e. Article 2 of the UN Convention on Children. It states all children should enjoy all Rights! And until that day they are aware that they don’t have the luxury to engage in Baby-talk. They believe that it is important for them to speak now to secure their future and the billions of their peers in vulnerable situations.

The Campaign was started by children in response to Nelson Mandela’s appeal to ordinary citizen’s to keep their local politicians accountable to UN Goals to end poverty … sustain-ably.

The campaign also emphasizes that children have the right to be seen and heard and in through their own unique and child friendly mediums. Hence invites young people to use dance, art, poetry, mobile-apps, technology, circus art .. basically anything!! And thus even as they have fun they are part of a EPOCH moment when the world could consign Poverty to museums and our libraries.

This year the NINE IS MINE will be in Denmark, New York and Geneva and ofcourse In India. We need the support of young people from across the world to join our Drum Out Poverty Exercise by sending us a short video of them drumming with a caption of what they would like to Drum out. Send us these clippings at

They are also conscious that it is not the rich that can or should speak for the poor and the vulnerable but that it is their responsibility to provide their marginalized peers with opportunities to speak for themselves.

They say that helping another will not change the world but it could change the world for the other person and more so for you. And we agree.

However NINEISMINE believes that if we do our bit we can also change the world. Register at For more info write to

Steve Rocha – Campaign Convener


P.S. NINEISMINE gets its name from the promise by India to its children that it would dedicate 6% fro education and 3% for health by 2009. Till now India invests only about 1% on Health and about 3% on Education.

The your’s 2 in the title refers to the fact that WHO recommends an additional 2% (i.e.a minimum of 5% for Health)

10 Quotes, from influential people who faced hardships and yet persevered. by : Paul Fernandes.

Inspiration, Motivation, My Blog, Uncategorized

FB_20140814_17_09_00_Saved_Picture20140814171312  Paul Fernandes.


  1. “If you can dream it, you can do it”-              Walt Disney
  2. “Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith”. –  Steve Jobs.
  3. “It always seems impossible until it’s done”.     – Nelson Mandela.
  4. “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song”.                                                   –  Maya Angelou
  5. “There would be nothing to frighten you if you refused to be afraid”.               – Mahatma Gandhi.
  6. “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision”                                – Helen Keller.
  7. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”.           – Albert Einstein.
  8. “Only in the darkness can you see the stars”.       – Martin Luther King Jr.
  9. “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right”.          – Abraham Lincoln.
  10. “ Your time is limited, so don’t waste living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma- which is living with the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinion drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.             – Steve Jobs.