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OneMinutesJr. Jordan Workshop: Day Three "Filming, Filming, Filming"

Posted January 16, 2014 no picture theoneminutesjr.

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Filming, filming, filming. We only filmed 1 video on the 2nd day and have 16 more to film over the next 2 days. So the day starts off with a busy schedule of back to back shoots. First up is Rosh (19). He emigrated from Iraq in 2003 with his family and has tried hard to keep his spirit and identity. He believes everything has a start and an end, and that you should remain true to yourself no matter where you are. Because of his strong ideas of moving forward, we decided to film h...


OneMinutesJr. Jordan Workshop: Day One

Posted January 13, 2014 no picture theoneminutesjr.

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The first day of the OneMinutesJr. workshop in Amman began with the youth participants introducing themselves to each other. The seventeen youth come from Amman, Baqa’ah and Zarqa. Some youth already know each other, being part of UCAN (UNICEF Change Agent Network), a network for adolescents advocating for their rights. But this way the whole team gets to learn a bit of the kids’ as well as their interests and hobbies. After a brief introduction of the OneMinutesJr., we asked...


On Being an Ambitious Woman

Posted December 28, 2013 Avatar Carrisa T

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  • Age 18

Rumor has it that people around me have been talking about the fact that I am, (from their perspective) ambitious- looking. I participated in plenty of competitions and achievements a lot, and I cannot live more than 2 months without actively participating in an event or competition. As an ignorant person, I do not want to really stress over the fact that they are calling me ambitious or that they are talking about me behind my back, because, hey, it is obviously beneficial for me....


A BIG thank you VOY! One year on ^_^

Posted December 27, 2013 Avatar Francisca Lily

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I have been on a journey this year and I have been able to share my experiences with the VOY community. Discovering VOY was the best one this year! I have finally been able to share my thoughts with likeminded people and connect with people my age around the world who care about the same issues I care about and take an interest in. This is a community I love being be part of! The earlier part of 2013 VOY became an escapism because I was able to put across a side of me who my frie...


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...


Children's Radio Foundation on BBC Radio

Posted December 19, 2013 no picture Pontso SA

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Source: https://soundcloud.com/groups/youth-radio-network-...

This audio piece gives an indication of how radio is being used in South Africa as a very powerful medium for youth to give young people a voice and connects them with their communities. It is also through this medium that young reporters are able to develop and refine their journalism and life skills to make a great impact in their communities. The fact that BBC Radio Oxford recognizes this initiative is a great bonus for the young reporters. Big up to Children's Radio Foundation.


Zero discrimination, zero new infections

Posted November 28, 2013 no picture Pontso SA

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WHO Strategy on HIV/AIDS The videos inserted here are taken from the WHO strategy on HIV/AIDS, to educate, inspire, empower as well as ensure that lives are saved through the use of Anti-retroviral treatment as they give an indication of where we come from as the world in the fight against Aids, as well as to inspire people to strive for zero new infections. The great strides that have been taken should not be in vain, therefore this world Aids day, let us strive to fight HIV/A...


You can help stop bullying

Posted November 26, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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Every day, thousands of children around the world are victims of bullying. Yet we all have a role to play in ending the cycle of violence. You can help put an end to bullying in your school or community by refusing to take part - don't forward hurtful or embarrassing messages or photos (especially online). You can see tips to end bullying which other Voices of Youth community members have shared right here: http://uni.cf/1c6FxQn Share this video, share your tips and let's p...


Your Business, Their Voice

Posted November 18, 2013 Avatar Najee Chua

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  • Age 24

The Philippines is currently under the international microscope. After the wake of Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), my country has been on the receiving end of the world’s generosity and kindness. Nations that most Filipinos have never even visited before have given millions of dollars in relief efforts and goods; some countries have even commissioned their best doctors and volunteers to work directly at ground zero. Let me take this time now to express my grat...


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