It's not her anymore

Posted Avatar Darshatha Gamage , Undergraduate, Rotaractor, VOY Climate and Environment Blogging Intern

Avatar Undergraduate, Rotaractor, VOY Climate and Environment Blogging Intern
Darshatha Gamage
Member since March 1, 2017
  • 8 Posts
  • Age 23

She never feared it. Every day she woke up to it. Every new day was greeted by the smell. Every time she stepped out, she could only see the dump. It was almost 300 feet tall. For years, it kept growing. Tons of garbage piled up. The “Meethotamulla” garbage dump, a name unheard of for most even in the city, was a problem not considered important- an issue all politicos turned their heads away from. It smelled so bad no one would chose to travel on those roads. The landfill brought in so many fl...

The Greenhouse

Posted Avatar Katie Baxter , Student and VOY Climate & Environment Blogging Intern

Avatar Student and VOY Climate & Environment Blogging Intern
Katie Baxter
Member since February 1, 2017
  • 9 Posts
  • Age 21

The greenhouse.That’s my fondest memory with you, spending afternoons spraying tomatoes with water in the greenhouse under your watchful eye. That’s my only memory with you that I know for certain is my own, and I cherish it.The rest however, I am not sure are memories. It’s become hard to distinguish between what I remember and what’s been told to me, or what I saw in a picture.I know that you were always kind and gentle. You were a gentle giant to me, always moving so slowly and peacefully in...

Unlocking Our Passion Through Education

Posted Avatar Khishigjargal Enkhbayar , UN Youth Advisory Panel in Mongolia

Avatar UN Youth Advisory Panel in Mongolia
Khishigjargal Enkhbayar
Member since March 4, 2017
  • 6 Posts
  • Age 22

“What do you want to be when you grow up? What do you want to study in university?” I asked my cousin who is in her senior year of high school.“I don’t know,” she said.“That’s alright. Most of us don’t know what we want to do with the rest of our lives at this age. So is there any school subject you particularly enjoy?,” I asked.“No,” she replied.“Any activities that interest you?” I inquired.“None I can think of,” she answered nonchalantly.I was baffled. Here was my cousin who didn’t have much...

Happy Birthday To Me

Posted no picture Kelepi Baba

no picture Kelepi Baba
Member since March 5, 2017
  • 6 Posts

Happy Birthday To MeI just celebrated my 19th birthday! Woo happy birthday me! It was an amazing day, thanks for asking. I slept in till eleven in the morning, went to lunch, and watched Netflix. Very productive. Very awe-inspiring. The best thing about my birthday, however, is that I share it with my mum. Yup my mum gave birth to me on her birthday, poor woman. Worst. Birthday present. Ever. Fortunately for me though I’m honoured to share the same birthday with such an amazing, strong, inspirin...

The victims of bullying

Posted no picture Ashley , Student

no picture Student
Member since April 4, 2017
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 14

Bullying is a problem in most schools; unavoidable maybe, as people try to climb social ladders and to be at the top of the hierarchy. But it is not something we can ignore and pretend that it does not exist. Perhaps it may not sound as important or as crucial as solving the problem of climate change or advocating for women's rights, but it is an equally disturbing problem in today's world.I am sure many of you have heard of bullying cases before, or have even been the victim of bullying. Mostly...

African Americans Should Not Be Blamed

Posted Avatar ada__sandy

Avatar ada__sandy
Member since March 8, 2017
  • 1 Post

We live in a world where, like robots we have been trained to practice hate, discrimination, and stereotype people. It is either stereotyping or discrimination against a particular gender, or religion, sexual preferences, or race. If all these were to be settled, we would probably still find something to hate each other about, maybe height or fingers.I am from Nigeria in West Africa, where we don’t have racial issues or racial discrimination. While I was growing up we were taught to believe that...

Why So Much Hunger And Poverty?

Posted no picture Fredrick -Connect- Zambia

no picture Fredrick -Connect- Zambia
Member since February 14, 2014
  • 8 Posts
  • Age 19

Studies have shown that the world produces enough food to feed a population of about 10 billion people and yet, almost half of the world’s population lives on less than 2.50 dollars a day, while more than 1.3 billion people live in extreme poverty. This raises the question, why so much hunger and poverty? Well, to answer that question let us first examine the quantity of the food we waste. Globally about a third (1.3 billion tones) of the food we produce goes to waste according to the reports o...

Be happy to be happy

Posted no picture jigyasha_saikia , inspire to aspire before you expire

no picture inspire to aspire before you expire
Member since May 10, 2017
  • 1 Post

Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are....Isn’t this the most familiar nursery rhyme which is immortally hinged in our memories? But have you ever felt the essence of being amidst those twinkling stars? There is a saying that goes, "It's impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren't feeling twinkly yourself."This materialistic world of the 21st century has nullified the difference between human beings and robots and has indeed forced us to donate our brains. The key to happi...

Introversion is Not a Limit

Posted no picture teafang

no picture teafang
Member since May 7, 2017
  • 1 Post

I’m not supposed to love public speaking. Or participate on my school’s Speech and Debate team. Much less be the Outreach and Recruitment Captain. But as an introvert, I’m pretty used to things I’m “not supposed to do.” Student senate? Journalist? Musical-theater camp? Youth city council? Nope. After all, how can an introverted girl speak in front of an audience? How can she challenge debaters, make advocacies to communities? Interview strangers, organize community events, sing? It doesn’t ma...

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