All posts tagged with: Blogging Intern 2014

The Terrorist's Daughter - A book review

Posted August 30, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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  • Age 20

I used to be quite an avid reader ever since I can recall. I was in the habit of reading through everything I could get my hands on. I often sat up long hours reading - even went to the extent of missing out on my school homework because it was quite impossible for me to put aside a good book once I started reading. I was often "branded" a boring kid, because I preferred staying indoors and reading, over the stuff that most kids my age used to do. After all, I was born an introvert...

A house divided against itself cannot stand

Posted August 28, 2014 Avatar Christopher Onoka

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  • Age 19

The veracity of Lincoln's words to address the issue of slavery over 150 years ago were sourced from the Bible and the veracity of these words still applies today. The issue of racism is still quite present in our society. One doesn't need to look at the fatal extremes such as the recent shooting of Michael Brown, an 18 year old from Ferguson by a police officer or before that the shooting of 17 year old Treyvon Martin by acquitted George Zimmerman. Before the trial there was s...

Is it simple to keep healthy?

Posted August 28, 2014 Avatar maryb

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This week, dedicated to NCD (Non Communicable Diseases), every young man/woman should take a moment and think about his/her life, what he/she might be doing wrong and what he/she could improve. Again, I am speaking about your own life. We all know empathy, productive relationships and helping others are beautiful emotions or actions for every man/woman to feel or do. And they are very much interconnected with our own and inner life: our mind and our body. Beautiful social and “...

What Does Your Society Teach You About Poverty?

Posted August 28, 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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  • Age 18

Implicit in most discussions of poverty is the notion that inequality is a given, and this has been an expected way society passes down their ideas regarding the subject. Since the only society I have ever lived in is here in Malaysia, I do not have firsthand accounts of the values that other cultures espouse except for my own. Here, there are several ideas of poverty and the conditions that engender it that are taught both formally and informally as an attempt to obstruct the viol...


Posted August 28, 2014 no picture Daanial Chaudhry

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Living in the UK, something I and many others take for granted is the National Health Service. A service that is provided free to all at the point of use. Admittedly it is the UK taxpayers money that funds the hospitals, but for your average person this means you do not have the worry of paying costly operation fees if you do fall ill. But now stark reforms under the Conservative government means many West London hospitals are facing closure. This means that what was once one o...

NAVISS... Where bridges were built

Posted August 26, 2014 no picture Yosr Jouini

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Where? -Monastir, Tunisia When? – 3rd-10th of August 2014 Who? -20 participants in addition to the trainers and the organizers from 7 different countries: Tunisia, Slovakia, Morocco, Egypt, Czech, Poland and Hungary: Why? – NAVISS: North African Visegrad Summer School Well, those were the circumstances in which we lived for a week as participants of the North African Visegrad Summer School. A summer school organized by PDCS (Partners for Democratic Change Slovakia)...

What is great about my country!

Posted August 26, 2014 Avatar Oksana Hirchak

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  • Age 20

August 24th is Independence Day of Ukraine. There was a concert of one of the most famous bands from our country. The band is called Okean Elzy. In honour of the day, people sang the anthem of Ukraine. *** Here is a translation below Ukraine is not yet dead, nor it's glory and freedom, Luck will still smile on us brother-Ukrainians. Our enemies will die, as the dew does in the sunshine, And we, too, brothers, we'll live happily in our land. We'll not spare either our...

"Employment in our dreams"

Posted August 25, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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Youth advocates discuss ‘youth unemployment’ as a global problem. I always wondered why people said so because unlike the developed countries in our country a job is not a compulsion for girls. But after doing a micro research about youth unemployment in my own college & society, I found that ‘unemployment’ is the major problem in my society too. I surveyed with 50 youths in my class & street passersby in Hetauda Municipality, which is a very negligible number in...

(Plenty of Youths Get) Left Behind

Posted August 25, 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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  • Age 18

The introduction of youths into political and decision-making spaces is a fairly new thing. Malaysia has made headway with this with current projects such as Parlimen Belia and similar state-led initiatives. Similarly on the rise are activities where our voices get a chance to be heard, such as MUN and youth conferences. Activity among the youth community is not unprecedented or a novel concept, neither is collective activity channelled towards a specific cause. But like their adul...

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