All posts tagged with: Blogging Intern 2014

Get to know me

Posted June 30, 2014 Avatar paola.suarez

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Member since February 13, 2014
  • 6 Posts
  • Age 19

Hello Everyone! I´m thrilled about blogging on VOY so here´s a little about me before I start posting: I was born in Colombia and had a typical small town lifestyle. My parents lived in two different cities, so since a very early age I had the chance to have a special approach on two different sides of my country. I grew up in Barranquilla (the most beautiful city in the world OF COURSE) surrounded by beloved friends and family When I turned 17 mom, dad (my dog) and I moved t...

Proud to be a Seychellois

Posted July 1, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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Member since June 19, 2014
  • 6 Posts

I am a 24 year old islander who practises as an advocate in the Seychelles courts and during out-of-office hours commits her time to empowerment of young people through my role as Speaker of the 11th cohort of the Seychelles National Youth Assembly. As a person who strongly believes that social human rights should be upheld first and foremost before people can diligently exercise their political human right, I am proud that my community places education and health as a priority....

In Community We Trust

Posted July 1, 2014 Avatar Effie Johari

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Member since June 6, 2014
  • 4 Posts
  • Age 18

The name that I usually go by is Effie Johari and I’m from Malaysia. I’m 18 years old and currently enrolled for a preparatory course to major in Economics in the US. I started blogging when I was 12, and writing years before that. I’ve only ever been involved in activism on a small scale, participating in national campaigns and youth-centered activities. I am a strong advocate for economic equality and access to education for all, as I believe these to be the main problems t...

What's great about my community!

Posted July 2, 2014 Avatar Grace O

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Member since June 26, 2014
  • 4 Posts

My name is Grace, and seeing as this is my first post on Voices of Youth, I want to first introduce myself. I'm currently 16 years old, and in my spare time I love reading, writing and running. I'm most passionate about the protection of girl's/women's rights, the provision of education for every child, and the preservation of the environment. I come from the vibrant, multi-cultural city of Hong Kong! Hong Kong is located in the south of China, but is classified as a "Special A...

Why I’m proud of being Sri Lankan

Posted July 2, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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Member since June 7, 2014
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 20

TL;DR - I do not intend to draw your attention to the vibrant wildlife, lush greenery or the golden beaches that Sri Lanka has to offer. Nor would I boast about how we fought (and finally got over) a war that lasted three decades. Instead, I want to talk about our people. EVOLVING people. I have to admit that this very subject has become a cliché and a mechanical topic for every kid who has gone through primary and secondary education in my country. In essays, poetry, speeches...

What´s great about my comunity

Posted July 2, 2014 Avatar paola.suarez

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Member since February 13, 2014
  • 6 Posts
  • Age 19

Hello everyone, as I already introduced myself (in my previous post) a little bit I might now talk to you more about myself and my environment. When I initially arrived to Santiago all I wanted to do was go to the university. I had already gone through the first year of my career and I wanted to continue that one. Eventually I found it at the University of Santiago, it is a huge university. At first I didn't know anything and I was constantly lost. However, people were very kin...

Me and my Nepal

Posted July 3, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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Member since June 28, 2014
  • 5 Posts

My first post is dedicated to my country Nepal. First of all, I am very glad to get the golden opportunity to be the UNESCO VOY intern. I want to thank the organization for providing me with this great opportunity. I belong to the small beautiful south Asian nation of the globe Nepal, with a wide range of natural & cultural beauty. We have unique cultures & traditions of 123 ethnic groups (census, 2011). Mt. Everest & Lumbini, birthplace of Lord Buddha, are our prid...

Living in Lagos

Posted July 3, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Member since June 26, 2014
  • 3 Posts

I live in the developing world, also known as the Third World. Let me admit that I have particularly gotten tired reading about what our problems are. Everyone and every medium seem to be talking about it. It’s in the news and everywhere on the internet. Sometimes the argument is whether we really have problems or mere challenges that can be surmounted. All the attention can be good, by the way. It has inspired initiatives and endeavours that are solution-oriented and developme...

Who am I ?

Posted July 3, 2014 no picture GHEBOULI Zinelabidine

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Member since June 25, 2014
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First of all, it's such an honor to post my first article in this amazing platform. I chose to write a small peace of introduction so everyone gets to know me better because isn't that the purpose of writing? To get people to know you, to know about your ideas and thoughts? For me, it surely is. I'm a simple young guy from an African country called "Algeria", my name's Zinelabidine but people often call me " Zine or Zinou ". I don't know why but I guess it's because my name is...

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