All posts tagged with: Blogging Intern 2014

My wish for children in 25 years time is…......

Posted November 18, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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To my knowledge, the major problems that the children of today's world are facing are malnutrition, gender inequality, child labor, child marriage, female genital mutilation, sexual crimes, war/violence, depression, lack of education, drug addiction, lack of emotional security etc. So, if I could make some wishes for children in 25 years time then I would make the following wishes: First of all, I wish that no child fetus will be aborted because of being a girl. I wish that every...


Is It Controversial? Federal States in Nepal

Posted November 18, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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Frankly speaking, I don’t like politics very much. However, being a youth and a responsible citizen of the nation, I listen to political news and discussions to understand the political situation of the country. Unfortunately, Nepal is presently facing severe political instability despite the fact that there should have been political stability in this phase, as we held the second election for drafting our constitution by 22 January 2015. The first constitutional assembly was not...


Where do you stand?

Posted November 17, 2014 Avatar Christopher Onoka

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Member since November 14, 2013
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  • Age 20

Many are cognizant of the fact that the battle for equal treatment of the sexes has still not been won. But now I ask you, is there such a thing as too much? Are we rushing to condemn every little thing as sexist in the name of being feminist? Do you believe that simply because the symbol depicts only men, it ignores women? I recently saw a news segment asking that very same question. Traffic lights have, for a s long as they have existed, used only the symbol of a man. The que...


The virtue of finding beauty in the midst of chaos

Posted November 16, 2014 Avatar Pao Suárez

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Member since February 13, 2014
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  • Age 20

It is hard to believe that one of the most unequal countries in the world according to the Gini index; a “poor” country where people live surrounded by an ever-lasting history of violence and huge polarization, can be called a happy country. Or to be more specific, a country where people are genuinely happy. However according to a Gallup international survey, Colombia has continually been one of the happiest countries in the world, in fact the happiest country in 2013. I wo...


Tolerance, mutual respect - together united for a shared future

Posted November 16, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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Member since June 19, 2014
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On the occasion of the International day of tolerance -16th November 2014- I pondered on the importance of tolerance. Tolerance is of great value and one I feel young people should promote. Having been brought up in a household where my mother, father and grand mother all shared different religious beliefs but still despite an occasional debates we lived together in harmony. Furthermore I grew up in a country where differences in political opinions has divided the country. Differen...


Standardized Testing: Should it be required?

Posted November 15, 2014 no picture Grace O

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Member since June 26, 2014
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I recently studied for and took the SAT, the standardized test required for admission for many US universities. This process led me to do a lot of research about standardized testing, which has made me really think- should standardized testing be required? Standardized testing aims to test a student's basic ability, predict his/her success in college, and provide a good comparison between students. The ACT and SAT are both standardized tests, and standardized tests have many term...


What's on the local news?

Posted November 15, 2014 Avatar Oksana Hirchak

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Member since July 6, 2014
  • 15 Posts
  • Age 20

You may know about the situation in Ukraine. I would like to outline the main points about circumstances in the East of Ukraine and Crimea on November 5th – 12th. A violent change is being observed in the Eastern Ukraine after the November 2nd “elections in local governments” in Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic. DPR and LPR are self-proclaimed republics on the territory of Ukraine. But there is no country in the world which declared that. Large scal...


Voices of Youth INSPIRE: Pursue a Career You Are Interested In

Posted November 15, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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As an inspiring young person, I am going to introduce a young cricketer of Nepal. Rijan Dhakal is a young cricket player of Nepal who participated in ACC U-16 cricket championship held in Malaysia in August 2014. Six countries including Nepal, Thailand, Singapore, Oman, Bahrain & Malaysia had participated the tournament in which Nepal had brought the trophy home against Malaysia in final, for the first time in the history of Nepal for this age group. Name: Rijan Dhakal...


Do young people really have a say?

Posted November 15, 2014 no picture Daanial Chaudhry

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In the UK we have coined a relatively new terms 'youth voice', and I'm sure many of you may have heard the same two words used, or similar. But what does this really mean to us, the youth of today, and the leaders of tomorrow? In my view, very little. It is my opinion, and it is shared by many whom I've spoken to that 'youth voice' is merely tokenism, so that the adults of this world can say "oh yes we've taken on the views of young people" or tick a box on their checklist....


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