All posts tagged with: Blogging Intern 2014

Who builds Peace in Colombia?

Posted December 3, 2014 Avatar Pao Suárez

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Member since February 13, 2014
  • 28 Posts
  • Age 20

Peace talks seem to be the only topic people address when they refer to peace in Colombia and it´s perfectly understandable , in fact even though episodes like this one have already happened before I did not think I would be alive to presence –in the distance- one myself. Peace talk is taking place surrounded by criticism around president Santos, Cuba, the observer members, the fact that negotiations are taking place without armistice, the agreements reached and most importa...


We can change how the business world works

Posted December 1, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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Member since June 7, 2014
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  • Age 20

In the old world, every business had the prime objective of satisfying its shareholders. It was a way of selling products or services that people wanted, or those that people were made to believe they wanted, in order to make profits. These products, or mostly the means of production, were not always ethical: the raw materials came at a huge cost to the environment, children were employed as labourers under harsh conditions, quality was compromised in order to save costs, and so on...


Why learn how to code?

Posted November 30, 2014 Avatar maryb

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Member since June 26, 2014
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Have you ever wondered what it is, behind the screen of your computer? How have we, people, managed to create these beautiful and useful applications or websites? If you haven’t, you definitely should. In this article I want to speak about coding and why I think it is an essential skill in the 3rd millennium. First of all, the importance of coding lays in the advantages knowing how to code brings to somebody. To begin with, it makes your job prospects seem more encouraging. Cod...


T minus one month

Posted November 30, 2014 Avatar Christopher Onoka

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  • Age 20

Goal number 6 of the millennium development goals is concentrated on 3 diseases; TB, AIDS and Malaria. These "big three" are usually prevalent in developing countries and are often identified as one of the major impediments to economic growth. Seeing as World Aids Day is December 1st and the fact that the MDGs "deadline" of 2015 is almost here, how much progress has been made so far? MDGs 6 A and B read "Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS" and "Ac...


Let’s protect the vulnerable!

Posted November 29, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Somebody sent me a really disturbing video showing a grown woman severely abusing a toddler. The video was already trending online and the lady had been tagged ‘the monster nanny.’ To say the least, the video was horrible and leaves much to be desired. It sparked many angry reactions over the internet in Uganda and beyond. According to online news stories, the video was filmed by a hidden camera and showed a 22 year old nanny and an 18 month old child. The father of th...


Thanksgiving

Posted November 29, 2014 no picture Grace O

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“The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.” ~William Penn Gratitude has been scientifically proven to strengthen your immune system, make you happier and more optimistic, less lonely and isolated! So because it was Thanksgiving in the US last Thursday, I thought I'd compile a list of things I can all be thankful for. Make sure you take time to reflect, be thankful, and share your love with your family and friends this week!...


Code Like a Girl !

Posted November 29, 2014 Avatar Yosr Jouini

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Member since June 26, 2014
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  • Age 21

Through few years now, I had some experience in helping kids with their school subjects such as English or Math as a volunteering task or simply to save some pocket money. However, this time things were slightly different. In the beginning of summer, my neighbors’ seven-year-old daughter, “Hiba”, asked me to teach her how to use her new tablet and some computer basics as well. And, I was glad to accept, so we set up a schedule for our sessions. In fact I accepted this task fo...


Free to Learn

Posted November 28, 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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  • Age 18

"Free to Learn: A Radical Experiment in Education", A Documentary by Jeff Root & Bhawin Suchak. "Free to Learn is a 70 minute documentary that offers a “fly on the wall” perspective of the daily happenings at The Free School in Albany, New York. Like many of today’s radical and democratic schools, The Free School expects children to decide for themselves how to spend their days. [...] For over thirty years in perhaps the most radical experiment in American edu...


L'oranais, an Algerian movie

Posted November 25, 2014 no picture GHEBOULI Zinelabidine

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Most of us like cinema, like seeing movies and watching series. Many of us like actors and there are even those who consider actors and actresses as ideal persons! Personally, I appreciate cinema, I’m one of its fans actually and that’s why I was happy when I heard about the Algerian movie “L’oranais” which was produced and directed by an Algerian called ‘Ilyes Salem’. “L’oranais” is about the phase after the Algerian revolution, but it gives a new point of vi...


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