All posts tagged with: Blogging Intern 2014

What I learnt this past week

Posted October 8, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Member since June 26, 2014
  • 16 Posts

I am usually careful about what movie I should spend time seeing because I do not want to feel that I wasted my time when the movie ends. So when a friend gave me the movie, “Unconditional,” I waited a long time before I finally made the move, but it sure was no waste of time! This past week I ran into the movie on television and got the chance to really think about what message it passes across. The film is based on the true life story of Joe Bradford, who grew up in rural...

Dashain – The festival of togetherness

Posted October 8, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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Member since June 28, 2014
  • 17 Posts

We Nepalese people are fond of festivals & have many of them. Among many festivals we celebrate, Dashain is the major one. There is an ancient saying about Dashain. It is celebrated for victory of god Ram over demon Ravana. Dashain is the festival of togetherness when all the family members working in the different places inside or outside the country gather together & enjoy the festival. It is the festival when we enjoy with new clothes, delicious dishes, play swings,...

Huxley A, Brave New World

Posted October 7, 2014 Avatar paola.suarez

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

I have never enjoyed reading much, probably because when education has a mistaken approach (as it is both in Colombia and in Chile) grades are more important than learning, and reading is everything but pedagogical or enriching. However one day it all changed when I found a webpage that shared classic books from top writers all over the world. In fact I read Animal Farm in 2 full days; Love in a Time of Cholera in 3 nights and the Metamorphosis in probably a day. I can’t ev...

Power of the People - consumerism

Posted October 7, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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Member since June 19, 2014
  • 18 Posts

I've always believed and advocated that power lies with the people, that is the majority rather the few at the top. This is based on the rationale that it is the majority that votes to put someone in a that position and therefore can vote to take them out. The power is with the people. I wonder if the same can apply in the consumer world. The consumer world works on supply and demand. Methane is as lethal or more lethal than carbon dioxide emission. One of the greatest emitte...

Do one thing

Posted October 5, 2014 Avatar paola.suarez

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

Hello guys, the world is full of possitive things that we can do to make the world a better place, from random acts of kindness to saving other´s lives (for example donating an organ or even blood) Im sharing this beautiful video from "Playing for Change" to showcase how easily people from different cultures, gender and countries can come togehter and raise their voice to armonize a single call: freedom and justice is the melody that let us shine on ;) Here the top 5 things I...

Occupy Central- What's Happening in Hong Kong?

Posted October 4, 2014 no picture Grace O

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Member since June 26, 2014
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If you have been reading the news recently, you will probably know about Occupy Central, a protest movement that is currently happening in Hong Kong. As a citizen of Hong Kong, I have been following it closely. What is Occupy Central? Basically, Occupy Central is a protest movement in Hong Kong mainly calling for democracy. Why is Occupy Central happening? This traces back to many years ago, before Hong Kong was a part of China. When Hong Kong was handed over to China i...

Book review: How to win friends and influence people

Posted October 3, 2014 Avatar maryb

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Member since June 26, 2014
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How to win friends and influence people? This might be a question some of you have asked at some point in the past. Do you think it is about having reputation, about having money or success? Do you have to be an extrovert or to have some dark-magic techniques in order to make people go the way you want? Well, NO! And Dale Carnegie explains that in his book, which has as title exactly this question. This piece of writing is a self-help bestseller, one of the first ever published,...

What I learnt this week

Posted October 3, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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

Last week, I managed to put together a piece that came to be of interest to many in the Voices of Youth online community. I was amazed at the level of knowledge and enthusiasm of our blogging interns on sustainability and development. They all had a notion of commitment towards their countries, and a passion for setting things right. And for that, I respect them. It shows that this generation cares. Today's post however, is about a less serious topic. It's about me. Before...

Youths Take Action Against Human Trafficking

Posted October 3, 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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

Youths are seen often as a shallow age group concerned mainly with things that benefit them. Far from this stereotypical idea of selfishness, youths worldwide including my country have contributed to many causes that we feel passionately about. In 2011, a group of youths banded together to combat the issue of human trafficking. It’s easy to dismiss an issue if you have managed to convince yourself that it doesn’t concern you. Case in point: the modern-day version of slavery...

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