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A good Road network is vital

Posted September 9, 2014 Avatar Luckson_VOYMaps_Zambia

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Road maintenance is vital to the well being of so many societies across Zambia - especially a good road network. Kitwe is not an exception; it being one of the major mining town on the copper belt province. If roads are in a bad state this raises major concern for the local people. Especially when transporting copper and other goods outside the province. Faulty roads were one of the major challenges in so many communities but due some positive actions that are being taken now, th...


Is it controversial? - LGTB rights

Posted September 8, 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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"Dude that's so gay" When did phrases like this become an insult? Have you ever been called "faggot" or "fag"? When and why did people make this a degrading term? When did being gay become an illness or an abnormality? Why do people go against gay rights? I believe it's because of one thing and it's total ignorance. Some may take it on the religious side but Pope Francis said : What am I supposed to do, if a son of God comes seeking help and he's gay? Am I supposed to turn th...


NCDs : How Trigeminal Neuralgia Took Over My Life

Posted August 22, 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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Have you ever heard of Trigeminal Neuralgia? It's very likely you haven't. "It is estimated that 1 in 15,000 or 20,000 people suffer from TN" (Wikipedia.org) So what is Trigeminal Neuralgia? It is a rare neuropathic disorder that affects the side of the face with stabbing electric shocks that come from the Trigeminal nerve which is a nerve consisting of 3 branches that is located on the side of the face. It affects the jaw, mouth, ear, scalp, teeth, the ocular nerves and...


Can you understand me?

Posted August 20, 2014 Avatar Francisca Lily

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I have been on holiday now for 4 months, I have been working in a nursery. Like most places, no one person is the same! Especially the languages they speak. The nursery I work in is very diverse! Staff and children alike are from South America to Asia! I have loved it! I feel like a child who has been given their favourite toy! I decided to learn a few phrases from the Arabic, French, Urdu, Latin and Hebrew language. I have square eyes from being in front of the computer learni...


Mental Health and It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Posted August 12, 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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What is mental health to you? What comes to mind when you hear mental health? Mental health is a very complex and often ignored topic amongst youth. The reality is young people also suffer from mental health issues. It's often put aside because the most common issue of mental health among teens and young adults is depression. Now, depression is a much bigger problem than it's said to be. Depression can lead to many things. Depression can be caused by a series of things,...


Education!

Posted August 4, 2014 no picture Julies_Connect_Zambia

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We know education is a form of learning in which knowledge and skills of people are passed on generation after generation through teaching or even research. Why must many youths be limited when it comes to education? Is it the lack of learning institutions in many countries? Or the fact that many youths do not have the self drive/ motivation and desire to be educated? Nelson Mandela once said "education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" so as...


My treasured tree

Posted August 2, 2014 no picture Jonathan_connect_zambia

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Prayer being offered by a tree: ''those who pass by hear me. I am the bed you sleep on am the firewood you use for cooking am the support of your house aren't you tired of using me spare me now'' hear the cry of the trees let us not cut down trees!"


Namasté everyone. :) It’s 4:13 and instead of sleeping after taking my soothing gel for stomach burns, I’m delighted to finally write, complete and publish my first article as a selected and happy Blogging Intern at UNICEF Voices of Youth 2014. First of all, I apologize for my late start but I had some health issues and I wasn’t in good shape enough to get started and share my energies with you – the share of good and healthy vibes is important to me! I am a Mauritian,...


Don't Abuse Me! Use Me!

Posted July 15, 2014 no picture chilufya_connect_zambia

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A Child is a person below the legal age of 18 years, as stipulated by the laws of Zambia. By virtue of been human children are entitled to rights which are known as child rights. It is unfortunate that despite Zambia been a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), the majority of the Zambian children suffer from various socio-economic challenges, such as increasing household poverty, child labour, child trafficking, early marriages HIV/AIDS,...


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