All posts tagged with: peace

Sudan's Lost Boys are Drawn into War at Home

Posted January 6, 2014 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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“Many, many people are stranded, scattered all over the place,” Mr. Atem said. “This is really devastating because we tried to go back and help this country. It’s really a sad situation.”

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/06/world/africa/sud...

AWERIAL, South Sudan — When Jacob Atem was just a young boy, his parents were killed during the long war for independence from Sudan, and he found himself among the legions of orphaned children known as the Lost Boys wandering hundreds of miles across this part of Africa. Resettled and educated in the United States, he returned to the newly independent nation of South Sudan two years ago to open a clinic in the village where he was born. But the promise of this young country...


Early Christmas Gift

Posted January 4, 2014 no picture Muyu

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My Christmas gift came unexpectedly early. I happen to be a big fan of the sport of swimming. In December 2013, I participated in a swimming gala as a technical official. However, that gala was quite special. This is because the worlds greatest and fastest swimmer, particularly in the swim stroke known as (Fly) graced the gala. It was such an honour to be in Jason Dunford's presence. At that moment, I knew it was mandatory to kindly request for a photo with the legend and my...


Teach Empower Motivate Inspire

Posted December 25, 2013 Avatar Vijay

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Greetings: Dear youths all around the world, my warm greetings to you all. This is a subsequent post of my previous one titled ‘Youth for Change’ (Y4C). As I already mentioned, my idea and concept of Y4C is to inform, inspire and involve youths all around the world as agents of change in their communities through inter-disciplinary social development projects. I strongly believe that when we youths unite together we can bring a positive flow of transformation which in turn...


Children of the New Generation

Posted December 24, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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The other day, I was watching a segment on the program NBC Nightly News in which a journalist was speaking with young Syrian children. I was astonished for two reasons: first, they spoke English at a higher caliber than most natives of my own country and carried themselves with such poise greatly unexpected from children of their age; second, they spoke of the war and the concept of death as if it were mundane, something to which they were obligated to acclimatize themselves. It fr...


In the words of a youth who has never seen Nelson Mandela but lives of his sweat, and cherishes the ability to speak to a foreign ethnic group without being in handcuffs. I cherish the ability to walk weightless in industrial areas without documentation to identify my identity. Acknowledging my voice and the darkness of my skin, I live in a happy and relaxed society without tension. He wished for this life. Chanting his name and wearing his smile, I walk freely into all doors I wou...


Backpack Express!

Posted December 19, 2013 no picture Claire Davis

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What did our class do for disaster relief? Our class, M205, decided to help those affected by the typhoon in the Philippines. We wanted help others and perform a service for the people from our school. We held a fundraiser called Backpack Express. Backpack Express was when we carried people's backpacks upstairs and delivered them to their classrooms. It was only 40 cents, and we raised over $700 over the course of four weeks. It was an amazing and inspiring experience and we all...


What is happening to our childhood?

Posted December 13, 2013 Avatar Emilia Siahaan

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"Have you seen my Childhood? I'm searching for that wonder in my youth Like pirates in adventurous dreams, Of conquest and kings on the throne..." Childhood - Michael Jackson I see that most of the writers here are between the ages of 18 to 23. I guess we have (almost) the same childhood stuff in common, like the same hero, favorite movies, and others. We loved to play hide-and-seek and other "traditional" games. However, I am sad to discover that most children nowaday...


Papillon De Nuit

Posted December 12, 2013 Avatar Imen Nighaoui

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  • Age 24

How does it feel to walk barefoot, half naked with your eyes closed and all you can feel is your frozen bones. Down there you can't see, you can't talk... you can't be. The only thing you are able to do is to hear; to hear them talking, to hear them cursing at you and to hear them coldly laughing. Time has no meaning over there, whether it is morning or night it doesn't matter since all you can see and recognize is darkness. Imagine that they are torturing you everyday, invading ev...


Is there possibility of development without security?

Posted December 10, 2013 no picture CARITAS MARALAL

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0n 30th October 2013, a student leader of Laikipia University Maralal campus was shot following a peaceful demonstration against the deteriorating security situation in Samburu. In November, two students lost their lives in Loikas the outskirts of the Samburu County headquarters- Maralal after being shot, a Samburu woman was shot in Barsaloi Samburu North. Two Turkana boys also lost their lives after being shot in Baragoi Samburu North. On 9th December a young boy in Nkabai, was at...


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