All posts tagged with: #NOlostgeneration

Life as an ethnic minority youth

Posted July 22, 2014 Avatar Jianne Soriano

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  • Age 18

Even if I'm a permanent resident of Hong Kong or even if I can still be considered as a Hong Konger by some people because I was born it, it still doesn't feel right to call this city "My Home." Like many of my fellow ethnic minorities, we are still stuck under that label. We are still part of the minority. For many, we should be thankful because we are given some "privileges" and get to enjoy the same rights as local residents. But my point in the matter is, being an EM student...


Where is the future of our children going?

Posted May 26, 2014 no picture Camelia Ishrat

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The ongoing violence in Syria not only affected over 5 million children but also forced millions of them out of school. The aid provided by the international community is not enough to help or back up these vulnerable children and their families. Many of them may suffer life long trauma- either physically or mentally. Providing temporary shelter, food and water is never going to save them from the harsh hot weather nor from the cold winter nights. Moreover, female children are at a...


What would you bring?

Posted March 25, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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If you had to leave your house in a hurry what would you take with you? For two young girls from Homs, the answer was easy. It wasn’t clothes or toys, but rather their UNICEF school bags filled with textbooks, pencils and exercise books! The two sisters had been attending school in their village, where they received support from UNICEF. When their family decided to flee the fighting and re-locate to Jordan they didn’t want to leave without their supplies. The girls, their...


Where do we start from?

Posted March 24, 2014 no picture Victor Brown Omovbude

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If we can't stop the war, then maybe we can change a heart, and help those who need our aid. The world today has carved us into divine beings prone to the alteration of the universe. Nonetheless, we have been condemned by nature and at the same course raised to a unique base by its prowess. In all, we have seen a difference in life, scope and justification. Nature has almost shut the doors to those suffering from the war. Now they are scattered abroad, like ants when splashed with water. What we...


OneMinutesJr. And So My Days Go By

Posted March 14, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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(Zen, 14, Zaatari Camp, Jordan, 2014) A young man spends his days in Zaatari camp focusing on bettering himself. Amidst the conflict we may encounter within our communities, countries, and even personal lives (family, friends, etc.) is it important to you to better yourself like Zen? If so, how do you focus on achieving your goals?


#NOlostgeneration "Think, Write, Discuss"

Posted March 12, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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“Winter was another major issue, with a need for children's winter clothing. 'How are we going to keep the children clean during winter if there is no hot water?'” UNICEF emergency specialist Abdulkadir Musse reports on his experiences in Al Waer, Syria in. Thanks to the US Fund for UNICEF and their latest Global Citizenship Briefs, Musse's visit gives us a first hand look into the war-torn city. Not only does this brief give YOU further insight into the conflict, but also...


Under Siege

Posted March 10, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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3 years of conflict in Syria. UNICEF has just released their report, 'Under Siege- the devastating impact on children of three years of conflict in Syria.' “Under Siege” is a call on the global community to undertake 6 crucial steps: End the cycle of violence in Syria NOW Grant immediate access to the under-reached 1 million children inside Syria Create an environment where children are protected from explotiation and harm Invest in children's education...


"I even achieved my purpose of finding my path.."

Posted March 5, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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Somar, a young Syrian from Hama is studying Turkish in Nizip-2 Camp in Gaziantep, Turkey.


“We need education so we can rebuild our home”

Posted March 4, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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Amman, Jordan, February 2014 – Like many teenagers in Jordan, Ghada is nervously awaiting her exam results. “The exams were very hard. They consisted of multiple choice questions on many different areas. I hope I did well.” The 18-year-old from Syria took the first round of her final year Tawjihi exams in January; nine subjects including Maths, English, Arabic and History. “The English and Maths exams were the hardest,” she says. But unlike other teenagers, Ghada stud...


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