Education – the catalyst for progress

Posted Avatar Kehkashan , Founder President

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Kehkashan
Member since November 17, 2013
  • 3 Posts
  • Age 18

Our world has more refugees now than ever before and sadly a majority of them are children. Of greater concern is that the number of child refugees are rising by the day. War, strife, political upheavals and the impacts of climate change are uprooting children from their homes and families, robbing them of their security and prosperity and placing them in situations fraught with uncertainty and danger. Surviving each day can be a challenge and many of them do not know where their next meal will...


Perfectionism

Posted Avatar belenfernnandez

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Member since July 1, 2017
  • 7 Posts
  • Age 22

Since I was a teenager I have been dealing with the constant fear of not being enough, and I have noticed this is an idea a lot of people struggle with.But, what is it that we actually fear? What are its roots? How can we NOT be enough?Figuring all this out has been the theme of my year. By stepping deep into this topic and sitting down in meditation with my own insecurities, I realised that perfectionism is rooted in fear; fear of opinions, fear of what others would think, fear of criticism. Th...


The Mental Health Toll of the Job Search

Posted no picture Maria Rendo

no picture Maria Rendo
Member since September 10, 2018
  • 1 Post

Like most college students, I started looking for my first full-time job a few months before graduation. I knew the process would be long and challenging. I had been warned about how I would need to be patient and not let rejections or lack of responses get to me. Many people advised me not to take negative responses personally, and to trust that the right position would come along eventually.And they were right. The right position and the right organization turned out to be waiting for me aroun...


The only time I count

Posted no picture Devika Das K , Medical student

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Devika Das K
Member since July 17, 2018
  • 2 Posts

Looking into the deep starry sky,I wonder where the universe draws its line.No matter what it is to live, the place we live is indeed mystical.Like an ocean undisturbed by a drop of rain, this universe lives on, forgetting you.So why, why, I ask myself, every time I forget me, every time I mistake me for something else,every time I choose to keep myself for a later time, I ask myself why I do all this with me,even though I know deep deep inside, there is no one other than me, to know me, to love...


Education is a right, not a privilege

Posted no picture Joy , Student

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Joy
Member since September 19, 2018
  • 1 Post

Having access to education should no longer be seen as a privilege - it should be a right for every child. For years, there have been children who have not had access to education due to many different factors. Children who grow up in countries affected by war and poverty are mostly the ones affected. Every child deserves to go to school without having to risk their lives. Unfortunately, there are also more girls than boys that do not have access to education. While there is easier access to edu...


Finding the greatness inherent in you

Posted Avatar Ivande Sepase Kingsley

Avatar Ivande Sepase Kingsley
Member since September 14, 2018
  • 1 Post
  • Age 22

The book, 'From Darwin to Hitler' by Richard Weikart highlights the events leading up to one of the darkest periods in human history; the Holocaust. In his book, Richard Weikart traces the history of Nazism all the way back to Darwinism. He argues that Darwin's theory of Evolution which states that all life is related and evolved from one ancestor by a process of genetic mutation and preservation of beneficial genes (natural selection), overturned the view that human life is sacred and unique....


Why education should be free

Posted no picture Kiana Vivar , Student

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Kiana Vivar
Member since August 31, 2018
  • 1 Post

All education should be free because there are poor children who are smart and intelligent who can't afford to pay for their studies. It would reduce the unemployment rate, fewer people would be on government assistance, and it would help in our economic development. The main reason why students are dropping out is due to financial problems. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, there are 3.8 million 6-24-year-olds who are out of school; 20.2% of them claimed that the main reason fo...


Why India needs gender studies in its curriculum

Posted no picture Diya Chordia , Student, activist and founder of We Talk Back.

no picture Student, activist and founder of We Talk Back.
Diya Chordia
Member since September 6, 2018
  • 1 Post

Last week in my psychology lecture, my teacher was talking about the sociological aspects that cause women to have less self-confidence in the work field. It was the most basic knowledge that anyone who’s been involved in the feminist movement - like me - would’ve known. But to sit in a class, surrounded by people, and listening to a higher authority go on about how the patriarchy still exists, and how there is an important need to systematically dismantle it, was just tea to my soul.After reall...


Fairytale deconstruction

Posted no picture Vivianne Martell , Student

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Vivianne Martell
Member since December 26, 2016
  • 3 Posts

Most little girls have grown up reading fairy tales about beautiful princesses who fall in love and live happily ever after. Classics like “Cinderella”, “Sleeping Beauty” and “The Little Mermaid” are popular and loved by all. However, some authors have provided different accounts of these with a deeper, more profound and even sinister meaning than that we are familiar with. The authors in these stories provide an honest account of how they feel towards women and the expectation...


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