January Blues

Posted Avatar Sambridhi Pandey

Avatar Sambridhi Pandey
Member since March 13, 2017
  • 3 Posts
  • Age 21

Just an insignificant little creature, sitting in the confined comfort of the familiar walls and people, with the monotonic sound of the warm air exhaled by the tiny old heater on a January morning. Jotting again; those insignificant little thoughts and opinions on a feeble little paper. Builds castles in its mind that insignificant little creature, dares to an extent, the castle is unbelievably tall and such epitome of perfection and beauty...Mockery! In reality, that insignificant creature is...

Breaking the Space Borders

Posted Avatar Caroline Njoroge , Freelance travel guide and student.

Avatar Freelance travel guide and student.
Caroline Njoroge
Member since February 28, 2017
  • 4 Posts
  • Age 23

It was a glorious day. The temperature was exceedingly high that particular afternoon and the sky was bluer than the iconic dress Lupita Nyong’os wore when she put Kenya on the pedestal claiming the coveted Oscar. Again, history was being made as the Space Shuttle KE17 was about to depart from the Nairobi Aeronautical Space Station at approximately 1600hrs. The year was 2085 and Munyaka Wanjagi sat in the women’s changing room dressing for what was going to become the most memorable day of h...

At the Almost-End of Our Humanity

Posted no picture Idil Kına , Medical Student

no picture Medical Student
Idil Kına
Member since January 7, 2012
  • 23 Posts
  • Age 20

I almost couldn't find anything to say, because we are in a place where it feels like there is nothing one can say. It feels like we are almost at the end of our humanity.But I have to say something, we have to say something. Being human is all we have, and we cannot let it end. We cannot let it die.So here it goes...On 4th April 2017, the Syrian City of Idlib was targeted by a 'chemical attack', 58 people were killed according to BBC. Later the number was given as "more than 80", according to A...

Thanks for the Trouble: A Response, Review, and Discussion

Posted Avatar Unitika Schlawenger , International Youth Representative

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Unitika Schlawenger
Member since June 19, 2014
  • 40 Posts
  • Age 19

Considering the big fat book-worm I’ve become – and despite forced diets due to other life forces – “Thanks for the Trouble” was all together a different type of story/novel I came upon recently. As is my custom, I read this in one sitting (no I never skip along), but I give the author the credit for making this one sitting one of the best, or probably the best, in a long time now.I’m going to try to not give away too much due to the fact that some of my own respectable readers would...

Why the 1.5°C target matters to my country

Posted Avatar Imen Al-Nighaoui , Translator | Writer | Human Rights Activist

Avatar Translator | Writer | Human Rights Activist
Imen Al-Nighaoui
Member since January 8, 2013
  • 48 Posts
  • Age 27

Since the revolution of 2011, Tunisia, my country, has been in the process of building a new democracy, and there are many obstacles that we are facing in order to establish a socially and an economically stable State. One of the many challenges is Climate Change and the phenomenon of Global Warming. My country is one the most threatened countries by the Climate Change. And, if the world does not succeed in stopping at the 1.5°C increase in global temperatures, Tunisia will undergo tremendous c...

Young 1ove - It's time to talk about HIV/AIDS

Posted no picture UNESCO Youth , UNESCO Youth

no picture UNESCO Youth
Member since March 16, 2017
  • 2 Posts

When I was six years old, my mother died of HIV but I was never told what happened to her. Even today, talking about safe sex and HIV in my country, Botswana, remains taboo. As a young female activist at university, I was desperate to change the way young people view, and talk about, HIV/AIDS. During one of my courses, I read a research paper about a class on “sugar daddies” in Kenya that had reduced teenage pregnancy by 28%! This resonated with me as it shows that openly discussing issues a...

The voice to your silence

Posted Avatar Nathalia Khawand , Student

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Nathalia Khawand
Member since July 26, 2016
  • 10 Posts
  • Age 15

I’ve always wondered how it would feel to be surrounded by complete silence. Not the kind that you would find on earth. But the kind of silence that is so real and solid that it feels like an actual place, and not just a lack of sound. The kind of place where you wouldn’t even hear the sound of your own breath or of your own heartbeat. The kind where your voice, or the loudest of your screams, would be engulfed by the darkness, and lost in the shadows. The kind of silence that would show you...

When My Eyes Grow Old

Posted Avatar Caitlin Arianne❤️ , Dancer

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Caitlin Arianne❤️
Member since March 29, 2017
  • 4 Posts
  • Age 14

When my eyes grow old I hope they don't see the same world.I hope I only have memories of how this world is today.And I hope to change my life before it's too late.I know I'm young now, but I won't be forever, and time is everything.Maybe I'll care less what people think of me.I wish to have more knowledge then I have ever had before.Being upset for not being able to love myself and be happy.Not trying so hard to please everyone.I'll wish I would have followed my heart instead of my mind and gon...

1.5 Degrees: A Matter of Survival

Posted no picture Roy Joseph Roberto

no picture Roy Joseph Roberto
Member since April 19, 2017
  • 1 Post

Farmers in India look at the sky, and wonder why the monsoon has grown weaker and weaker over the years, now getting 14% less of the once bountiful rainfall. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) names climate change as the key suspect in the country’s vanishing underground water.The Great Barrier Reef is bleaching, losing its biodiversity, and slowly disappearing. Scientists from the Australian Research Council even said that the world’s largest coral reef system is already in the termin...

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