A young person gives back to his refugee camp

Posted no picture Matthew Tikhonovsky , Co-founder of the Walk a Campus in my Shoes poster exhibit

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Matthew Tikhonovsky
Member since June 13, 2018
  • 1 Post
  • Age 17

When seventeen-year-old Aime waved goodbye in 2011 to Kyaka II Refugee Settlement, a camp located in western Uganda, he thought it would very well be the last time he would lay eyes on the place he called home for three years. Indeed, after being forced out of his village in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a child, watching his siblings and parents being murdered in front of his own eyes, and then living in a makeshift shelter, Aime was more than ready to leave Kyaka II and start a new chapt...

Everything I have is a gift

Posted no picture Lauren Poulson , Master's Student at the University of Chicago

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Lauren Poulson
Member since June 18, 2018
  • 1 Post

Wilson Kubwayo was only two years old when he and his family were forced to flee civil war in their home country of Burundi. They made it to the neighboring country of Tanzania, where they spent the next ten years living in a refugee camp. During those ten long years, Wilson and his family were given an opportunity that he knew was rare. They were selected for resettlement in the United States. Wilson entered the American public school system as a high school freshman. Although he felt for...

Public speaking = Learning process not class

Posted Avatar Isabel L. , Valparaiso UNICEF Club Member

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Isabel L.
Member since April 21, 2018
  • 3 Posts
  • Age 16

At my high school, summer school speech is the way to go. Everyone takes the class for 3 weeks, 5 days per week, and 5 hours per day during their summer vacation. This fulfills their speech graduation requirement. According to the “grapevine” of communication between grade levels, fewer speeches are required and teachers are overall more lenient during the summer. This influences many student’s choices to take a summer school class versus a semester of speech.For me, I do not love to give speech...

The challenges people with chronic illness can face

Posted Avatar Daniella , Student

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Member since April 24, 2018
  • 3 Posts
  • Age 19

The number of people who are struggling with chronic illness increases every year. Chronic illness affects the majority of the older population. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), it is found that 80% of older adults are living with chronic disease. Chronic illness may interfere with one’s ability to function normally and social life. People living with chronic disease have to undergo many challenges and limitations in their lives.CostOne of the challenges faced by patients with...

A new perspective on sports

Posted no picture Dave Ghosh , UNICEF National Council

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Dave Ghosh
Member since July 21, 2017
  • 2 Posts

On June 8, 2018, I sat on my couch, watching TV alone at 10 PM. It was unlike other Friday nights, which typically consists of eating out and roaming the beautiful city of Houston. I was staring at the screen in pure shock as the Golden State Warriors piled up points on the Cleveland Cavaliers in what was likely the last game of the NBA (National Basketball Association) Finals and thus the 2018-19 season. A Warriors victory would give them their third title in four years, a surreal accomplishmen...

The Bellringer


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Member since June 15, 2018
  • 1 Post

It's almost eleven in the morning and a small crowd was gathering around the lobby of St. Sebastian. Ranji was snoozing on a chair in the office room, but the big father clock made a loud noise and it woke him up. He casted an idle glance at it. It was already eleven. Straddling he put up the hammer from the ground and started ringing the bell. A distant sound from inside of the school was growing louder by each second. A bunch of kids of five to ten years old streamed down the stairs to their p...

Antibiotic misuse and antimicrobial resistance!

Posted Avatar Cyril Onwuelazu Uteh , Founder

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Cyril Onwuelazu Uteh
Member since August 5, 2017
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 29

ANTIBIOTICS Antibiotics are drugs used in fighting infectious diseases caused by bacteria. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), antibiotics have been in use for over 70 years ago. MISUSE OF ANTIBIOTICS Antibiotics are misused or abused when taken inappropriately or for the wrong reasons. Some of the ways people misuse/abuse antibiotics are; - Using antibiotics without prescription from a certified medical practitioner - Taking antibiotics prescribed for anot...

I wear a Hijab...and YES, harassment is my problem too!

Posted no picture Tlaytmass , Young Activist & Diplomat - English teacher - Translator - Spoken word Poet -

no picture Young Activist & Diplomat - English teacher - Translator - Spoken word Poet -
Member since July 4, 2015
  • 1 Post
  • Age 22

For the last couple of years, I developed this habit of getting around a table with friends, classmates, and colleagues to talk about problems & frustrations we experience on a daily basis. For us, discussing trending news about celebrities was not as intriguing and interesting as unveiling the truth about some of the so called “taboo” topics that we have to deal with in silence. I still remember the day when one of my dear friends, Israa intervened. We were sitting with a bunch of friends...

Life Below Water

Posted no picture Life Below Water , Life Below Water

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Life Below Water
Member since May 16, 2018
  • 1 Post

According to “livescience.com”, Approximately 71% of Earth's surface is water and within that 71% holds over 700,000 to 1,000,000 different kinds of living organisms. All these life forms rely on the water to keep them alive. When we pollute and destroy our water we destroy the life within it. It is important not only for them, but for us as well, to keep our water as clean as we can. There are 17 Global Goals according to the United Nations. Our project is to choose one of these goals and f...

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