Social Media Degrades Experiences

Published Avatar Noor Samee

Avatar Noor Samee
Member since April 19, 2015
  • 13 Posts
  • Age 16

When I was young, I’d admire the letters in my mother’s name, sitting on the blue heading in the corner of her laptop screen. As I’d watched her scroll through her friends' and family’s lives, I longed for the day I’d find my name in a blue heading as well, and show the world who I am. I was twelve when I created my Facebook account. And like the introduction to most social media accounts, it began with a series of questions. I was confident in the first few; my name,...

A group of four young humanitarians from Sierra Leone and Liberia, who responded to the Ebola crisis in their countries, are attending the World Humanitarian Summit Global Youth Consultation in Qatar on 1st and 2nd of September 2015. They will work with over 200 other young people from around the world to finalise a global consultation process to ensure young people are listened to ahead of the first World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Turkey in May 2016. The WHS is an initiativ...

Inspire! Julia Warren: celebrate! RVA

Published Avatar Noor Samee

Avatar Noor Samee
Member since April 19, 2015
  • 13 Posts
  • Age 16

Julia Warren is a passionate lover of playful prints, cake pops, and all things colorful. She loves life, but she doesn’t stop there. Julia wants to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to feel celebrated and joyous, which is why she started her very own non-profit organization in Richmond (USA) at 16 to do just that. Currently, 3 years later, she is the Executive Director of the rapidly growing nonprofit called “celebrate! RVA”. She runs the organization around a uniq...

The Period Revolution

Published Avatar Itumeleng Mphure , Ms

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

2015 has ushered in a new revolution that has made civil society, feminists and young people as a whole, from developed and countries, vocal. I call it the period revolution! Young people from different parts of the world have taken to social media and even started campaigns highlighting the social issues that women of different ages face in connection with their monthly menstrual cycle. In Africa and other 3rd world regions statistics have been released of how girls miss sch...

Finding My Voice in the Noise

Published Avatar Derwayne Wills , Social Change Provocateur

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Derwayne Wills
Member since April 2, 2015
  • 14 Posts
  • Age 22

Being a journalist at age 22 is no easy feat. Neither is juggling that profession with blogging and activism. But hey, I managed to turn out alright. Sometimes I have to remind myself of how far I’ve come and how one thing lead to the other. Allow me to throwback to where it all began. The year was 2012. It was July. I was fresh out of High School. Around that time, there was a small resistance movement happening in one of the towns of Guyana because of some surprise government...

Kenyan Girl Advocates on NTV

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Avatar Plan International
Member since March 17, 2015
  • 35 Posts
  • Age 21

Receiving the support of the first lady and other distinguished guests last week after an impressive speech at an event about the Post 2015 Agenda, the Kenyan Girl Advocates are continuing to raise their profile further. On an appearance on live NTV – one of Kenya’s leading TV stations, Hope, 16, confidently reached out to the general public discussing work with Adolescent Girls on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the ‘Because I am a Girl’ campaign. Here is the vide...

Is Climate Change Pushing the Caribbean Towards a Health Crisis?

Published Avatar Advira Shand , Climate Tracker, Adopt a Negotiator on the path to Paris

Avatar Climate Tracker, Adopt a Negotiator on the path to Paris
Advira Shand
Member since August 26, 2015
  • 1 Post
  • Age 25

I still cringe when I remember the agony I encountered when I was brought to my knees by the chikungunya virus in late 2014. Almost everyone within my community in South Manchester got a taste of this vicious virus. Sure enough, nearly a year after the outbreak in Jamaica, the mere mention of the term “ChikV” will inspire long harrowing and often times comedic tales from individuals within my community concerning their experiences with the virus. Incidentally Jamaica was just o...

Preserving species is one of the main causes of biodiversity protection. Statistics show that the extinction threats are not mere theories but existing realities. The species extinction continues and is growing to become one of the problems in the world in the early 21st century. Nearly 80% of the Malagasy biodiversity are threatened. The situation seems much more serious as the biology department of the University of California Berkeley conservation published in the American magaz...


Published no picture Sailesh Singhal , General Secretary

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Sailesh Singhal
Member since June 6, 2015
  • 3 Posts
  • Age 20

Pratibha, an intra-college festival organized by St. Joseph’s College- Students’ Council, celebrates the energetic talent of the youth on the occasion of the International Youth Day. It creates a platform for the students to participate in the different activities and events, showcasing their creativity and innovation. ‘Pratibha’ which also means ‘talent’, was a one-day event, brought the youth together to a common platform giving an opportunity to celebrate the energy...

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