The World Is Not Black And White, But Some People Are

Published Avatar Biotechnology student at Costa Rica Institute of Technology, David Molina Shvidchenco

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David Molina Shvidchenco
Member since March 24, 2015
  • 3 Posts
  • Age 19

If you are Costa Rican it is almost certain that you know the story of Cocorí. His great adventure was written by Joaquín Guitierrez in 1947 and is considered an important part of Costa Rican literature. However, it has been taken away from schools since 2003 because the Minister of Education said it was racist. Some weeks ago a couple of government representatives expressed their disgust with the book and want it censured or even banned. But not everybody agrees with this decisi...

What’s in a (Zimbabwean) Name?

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Member since April 12, 2015
  • 3 Posts
  • Age 22

Rumbidzai Chipo. Ever since I began interacting with people who are not Zimbabwean, I quickly noticed that not everyone possesses the ability to pronounce my name correctly. You see, in my culture, parents usually choose to give their child a name with a meaning. It might be a name that is a message to someone, a name inspired by an event or simply a name that depicts the family’s feelings. My names, Rumbidzai and Chipo, are words from my mother tongue- Shona, which mean praise a...

Let's Talk about "Post-Racial" America

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Noor Samee
Member since April 19, 2015
  • 3 Posts
  • Age 15

Back in the 1960s, my grandfather lived as an Asian American in the midst of a black and white world. He lived two blocks from the White House, and could watch the March on Washington from his balcony window. In his time living in segregated America, my grandfather’s racial identity was challenged all the time. Each time he went on a bus, out to dinner, or even to the bathroom, he faced a dilemma. There was one side for “Whites”, and another for “Colored”. The signs cause...

The Strike

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Ala Oueslati
Member since April 10, 2015
  • 3 Posts
  • Age 23

“We will go on strike” said a young Tunisian man who has been working in the public sector for the same salary over the last 2 years. Most people in Tunisia agree on the fact that the revolution of 2011, also referred to as the “Jasmine Revolution” or the “Revolution of Dignity”, was an uprising of consciousness and awareness that followed the void of the Ben Ali regime, which marginalized youth and expelled them from social and political life. However, Tunisian you...

Just Because of You

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Member since April 13, 2015
  • 3 Posts
  • Age 23

Have you ever thought about giving up on life? Why did you not give up? Who did you think about that made you change your mind? If not everyone, many of us have thought about giving up on life for not having a reason to live. The pain that poverty comes with. The fear of rejection. The loss of loved ones. The thought of failures. These bring us to the point of giving up on life. Just yesterday I thought of giving up, but I thought about you reading my message. I imagined you crying and beatin...

Interview: Axelle Bodwell - Age Is Just a Number

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Member since June 19, 2014
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Name: Axelle Bodwell Age: 17 You’ve told us you are a member of a number of youth organizations tell us about those? I was a member of the English River secondary school’s peer education club but as I was soon in S5 and leaving school. I decided to join the Youth Action Movement (YAM) of Seychelles because I wanted to keep helping fellow youth make right choices. I was elected the Chairperson of a sub-committee in YAM called Spirituality. Our members were a diverse group of young people so t...

Volunteering with International Citizen Service (ICS)

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Member since June 28, 2014
  • 29 Posts

Volunteering is one of the best experiences to feel. We get to learn many things and teach many things together. Luckily, I also got the chance to volunteer with VSO Nepal under International Citizen Service (ICS) program in Baglung district of Nepal. VSO ICS is a part of ICS funded by UK Department of International Development (DFID). This is a cross cultural youth volunteering Program which gives UK and Nepali youth aged between 18-25 years an unique opportunity to work as action...

Two Sides of a Coin

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Itumeleng Mphure
Member since April 10, 2015
  • 3 Posts
  • Age 24

Migration is as old as mankind. Man would move from one place to another for various reasons, which include and are not limited to tribal wars and exhaustion of resources in the occupied land. Migration is therefore not a new phenomenon but is necessary for the conservation of a race, tribe, clan, traditions and identity. With the rise of tyranny, war and economic depression in Africa, many Africans flee the political and economic persecutions of their homelands and settle in a pol...

Living through the earthquake in Nepal

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Member since June 28, 2014
  • 29 Posts

The 25th April 2015 became a black day in the Nepalese history when a disaster struck the country at 11:56 pm (NST). A disaster which we Nepalese people had not been expecting, but who can go against the nature? It came 80 years after a similarly huge disaster – a cruel earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 which hit the different territories of Nepal for about 2 minutes. And it was not the end, many aftershocks hit Nepal with the largest measuring 6.9. Not only on the 25th of Apr...

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