All posts tagged with: education

Words of wisdom - from around the globe

Posted September 8, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Grace: 长江后浪推前浪, 一代更比一代强 (Chinese) As in a river, the energy and vigor of the new generation excels the last one. Each generation will excel and surpass the last. 种一棵树的最佳时机是20年前,次佳时机是现在 (Chinese) The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the second best time is right now. Chris: Ndovu wawili wakisongana ziumiazo ni nyika. (Kiswahili) When two elephants fight, it is the grass th...


Dealing with Academic Pressure

Posted September 6, 2014 no picture Grace O

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There is a prevalent stereotype that Asian countries heap extreme amounts of academic pressure on their youth, and, in my community, that is completely true! Universities in my country don't pay attention to extra-curriculars, hobbies, or your passion- instead of a holistic application process, universities simply request your academic grades. Because of this, schools, teachers, parents, and even students, place too much pressure on themselves to perform well in school. So now that...


Let's talk about AIDS. Who has not heard about it? Unfortunately, this pandemic has been a part of our lives. According to WHO (World Health Organization): ''Since the beginning of the epidemic, almost 75 million people have been infected with the HIV virus and about 36 million people have died of HIV. Globally, 35.3 million [32.2–38.8 million] people were living with HIV at the end of 2012. An estimated 0.8% of adults aged 15–49 years worldwide are living with HIV, althoug...


The unemployment : The Drop that Spilled the Glass

Posted September 4, 2014 no picture Yosr Jouini

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If I have to pick one big challenge for youth in my country, it’ll definitely be unemployment. As a Tunisian young citizen, I have always been worried about the raising rate of unemployment. In fact, the unemployment rate among Tunisian university degree holders is 30 percent, more than twice the 2005 rate of 14 percent. Year after year, the number of young people with a university degree increases, but also a large number of them find a major difficulty in finding a job. F...


Safe Travels

Posted September 3, 2014 no picture Children's Radio Foundation

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For Zahni, safety means being able to walk around without having to be watched by adults. She feels safe at school, but not at malls and busy places. Zahni recounts a time getting off the train in Pinelands station in Cape Town, when all didn't go as planned.


Between opulence and poverty

Posted September 1, 2014 Avatar paola.suarez

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Hi everyone!, if you´ve read any of my posts you might already know I live in Chile but I am Colombian. This week's post topic brought me back to the harsh inequality reality highly present here but a lot more directly noticeable there back in my country. Since I am not there I´m not going to portrait a particular case but I will introduce you to 2 different realities coexisting at a bare minimum distance. So I´m from Barranquilla, where it´s summer all year long pretty muc...


The Results and a confession.

Posted August 31, 2014 no picture Artemis B.

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So...My results were announced on Wednesday. I woke up really early, since I was so nervous & curious to find out if I made it. But, deep down, I had a feeling that I didn't pass to the university I had as a second choice, after journalism. But what I would see was the last thing I could imagine... I didn't pass. Anywhere... I froze...I couldn't believe it. ''Not even a single one?'' I thought. I was sad and angry. I was prepared for it, but when it happens, it’s a litt...


7th World Summit on Media for Children

Posted August 30, 2014 Avatar tomJr

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Did you know that the 7th World Summit on Media for Children is coming up soon? It will take place from 8-10 September 2014 in Kuala Lumpur. Anybody from the VOY community going there? Let us know! Read more at http://www.wsmc2014.org/


My Conclusion-What matters most to youth?

Posted August 30, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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If you are wondering what I am concluding, kindly check the first two posts here and here. It is great to know that our youth know what changes to expect and demand from our leaders for the benefit of society and national prosperity. After listening and interacting with many young people like myself, I have come up with some wrap-up points-or words of wisdom, like the older people say it here. I hope many youths find invaluable advice in these words. 1. Education is not...


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