Where Should The Line Be Drawn?

Published Avatar Winifred Ahupa

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

Nigeria used to be the ‘giant of Africa’ but with the lack of basic social amenities such as electricity, water, good roads, shelter and quality education for its citizens, it seems to be grappling with the title. Although we have a record of success in many fields, a lot of works need to be done or perfected for the country to reclaim its old title. Attention needs to be given to many sensitive sectors of the country especially when it comes to health and justice. This brings...

Urmila Chaudhary, 23, is a former kamalari (child servant) from Nepal. She was in Kathmandu when the 7.8 magnitude earthquake destroyed the city. Here, the Plan International Because I am a Girl ambassador recalls her experience… My hotel room suddenly started to shake. I thought someone was having a fight, but when I tried to see what was happening, the shaking continued. When it eventually stopped, my friends and I made our way outside. As we walked through the crowd...

From speeches by the US president, Barack Obama, to being part of Scotland’s education curriculum, Global Citizenship Education (GCEd) is becoming the subject that decision-makers all over the world are not only talking about, but increasingly becoming vital topic on the education agenda. This is happening as attention shifts from educating for just cognitive knowledge and skills, towards equipping future citizens and leaders of the world with 21st century skills, values and atti...

Society - The Vacuum Cleaner of Being Ourselves

Published no picture binaila

no picture binaila
Member since November 12, 2014
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I am no princess. I am no perfect girl. I am not the most popular girl in school. I am not the girl who all the guys obsess over. I am no super teenager. I am not the prettiest girl in school. I am not saving kids in poverty. I am human. My school has issues. My best friend is very popular. My ex-best friend is a queen-b. One of them has pretty blonde hair, perfect skin, never has a bad hair day, and apparently has a great butt. My ex-best friend is con...

A Post of No Nonsense

Published Avatar Bhavana

Avatar Bhavana
Member since April 1, 2015
  • 4 Posts
  • Age 23

The nonsense drolleries of Edward Lear never ceased to interest me. This post happened when I realized there is more nonsense in reality than on paper. There was a Little Girl of Rome, She had blue eyes and a stubby nose, "Don't wander far away from home. You might end up inside a gnome." Preached the wise to that chubby Little Girl of Rome. There was a Young Person of Syria, Whose father tried to burn her, She screamed, cornered like a rat, "You abhorrent Old Man of...


Published no picture Life is too short to be afraid, Imagine

no picture Life is too short to be afraid
Member since May 1, 2015
  • 1 Post

The thing that hurts the most is knowing that if they found out about me being gay, our friendship would be over. I tolerate their every flaw, so why couldn't they accept me? I mean we have known each other for so long and the fact that I would be the one destroying our friendship, is killing me. I love my friends, I even pray for them every night. And they, they would toss me aside like a piece of rubbish if I told them about my homosexuality. It’s sick, right? To love somebod...

All about the J7 Summit

Published Avatar VOY team member, KateVOY

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Member since February 5, 2013
  • 103 Posts
  • Age 29

In a couple of days’ time, the 2015 J7 Summit will begin in Germany. In case you don’t know what it’s all about we asked three of the participants a couple of questions to get you in the know: Sang-Jin from Germany, Nada from Italy, and Alexandre from France. And don’t forget to check out the special Voices of Youth - J7 Summit discussion and the J7 Summit website to get to the latest news and updates. Can you briefly tell us what the J7 is about? Nada: J7 is...

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

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

Avatar Biotechnology student at Costa Rica Institute of Technology
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?

Published Avatar Miss, Rumby

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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...

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