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Youth Participation: What We Need

Posted October 23, 2014 Avatar Abdul Mufeez Shaheed

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Recently I have had the opportunity to chair 2 or 3 events (in Morocco) which deal with youth and their participation in the society. I was delighted yet surprised to see the level of enthusiasm that was shown by the participants. One of the event was an AIESEC- Morocco initiative called "Youth Leadership Day- Morocco in 10 years time". There were speakers from all backgrounds and nationalities who spoke on issues such as Women Empowerment, Ebola, Youths in Africa, Participatio...


Time is never wasted when it is given to a child to express him/herself

Posted June 18, 2014 Avatar Pona Bana

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“The Children’s Forum of Hope” of the Great Lakes region was officially launched on Saturday 31 May 2014 at the meeting room of the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika in Bujumbura, Burundi. His Excellency Mr. Vice-President of the Republic of Burundi gave an opening speech for this occasion. The previous day, on Friday May 30th, we were given kits that would be useful to us throughout the forum and had a presentation from each participant in order to get better acquainted. Th...


Children of the world, express yourselves!

Posted May 29, 2014 Avatar Pona Bana

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Hello, my name is Eunice and I’m 13 years old. I’m in year 2 and I’d like to study to become a businesswoman. I’ve been a child reporter from Kinshasa for almost 2 years. Over the 2 years, I got to learn how to know more about my rights and took part in many activities during which I was able to share my views. Through advocacy, we, as child reporters were able to appear on national television, to finally directly communicate with children and also reach key authorities w...


“You’ve got to protect the siblings if you want big trees”

Posted May 29, 2014 Avatar Pona Bana

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Laetitia, 14 years of age, lives in Goma. She is the Peace Ambassador for the North Kivu Province. Latitia’s Remarks: Those three days in Kinshasa were truly well spent. I learnt so many things about the Framework Agreement for Peace, Security and Cooperation in the DRC and the Great Lakes region and the Follow-up Mechanism. We were also informed about our culture and the different values that unite us. But, what I liked more was being able to meet children from all of...


My 3 questions to the ICGLR National Coordinator

Posted May 29, 2014 Avatar Pona Bana

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Romance will represent the Katanga Province at the Summit of Hope to be held in Bujumbura from 30 May to 1 June. She got the opportunity at the Preparatory National Forum held in Kinshasa to ask Baudouin Amuli, National Coordinator of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, the following 3 questions: (1) Mr. National Coordinator, do you think that the Framework Agreement for Peace, Security and Cooperation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the region will...


Indigenous people have rights too

Posted March 27, 2014 no picture Achmad

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Rights should be respected and honored by another person. Most rights harbored by indigenous people are marginalized because in many cases, they are different with the other people. This is the wrong perception because they are alike. Indigenous people are, perhaps, meant as tribal community who have a close relation to their original lands or nature. This definition is almost false, and the proper meaning of indigenous people are descendants of the original people before their lands were occupi...


OneMinutesJr. Workshop Za'atari: Part 3 - Lights, Camera, Action!

Posted February 9, 2014 no picture theoneminutesjr.

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The OneMinutesJr. gives youth the opportunity to have their voices heard by creating one minute videos that share their ideas, dreams, fascinations, anxieties and viewpoints on the world. The OneMinutesJr. held a workshop in Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan 18-23 January 2014. Read Part One and Part Two. Finally a full day of filming! There’s a lot to film, but we have a bit of extra time because the screening is not until the 6th day. 13-year-old Oday used to love swimmin...


OneMinutesJr. Workshop Za'atari: Part 2 - Getting Hands-On with Filmmaking

Posted February 3, 2014 no picture theoneminutesjr.

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The OneMinutesJr. gives youth the opportunity to have their voices heard by creating one minute videos that share their ideas, dreams, fascinations, anxieties and viewpoints on the world. The OneMinutesJr. held a workshop in Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan 18-23 January 2014. Read Part One and Part Three The first day of the Zaatari Camp workshop involved a lot of teaching, a lot of supervising and we only barely got to scratch the surface of the video ideas. On the second day,...


OneMinutesJr. Workshop Za'atari: Part 1 - Breaking the Ice

Posted January 21, 2014 no picture theoneminutesjr.

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The OneMinutesJr. gives youth the opportunity to have their voices heard by creating one minute videos that share their ideas, dreams, fascinations, anxieties and viewpoints on the world. The OneMinutesJr. held a workshop in Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan 18-23 January 2014. Read Part Two and Part Three. Kids quietly filed into a pre-fabricated caravan for the first day of the OneMinutesJr. workshop. We are in base camp at the Za’atari refugee camp in northern Jordan, and today w...


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