All posts tagged with: poverty

Educating the mind is our basic need

Posted June 14, 2014 no picture Muhammad Jalal Sikandar

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Member since June 14, 2014
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  • Age 17

As you all know, education is and has always been the first priority of every country, but still we can't reach the goals we always aim at. Education emergencies are being applied to spread the awareness of a literate mind, but we are still struggling. The reason is that a poor father would not send his son to a school. Instead, he will finds importance in money and will send him to work and bring money home. Educating the mind will eliminate these kinds of thoughts. An educ...


World Summit Youth Award 2014

Posted May 12, 2014 no picture Charlotte Dreyer

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YOUNG DIGITAL POWER 4 SOCIAL GOOD An international contest for a global change. Promoting digital technologies acting for a better future. The World Summit Youth Award selects and promotes the world´s best practice in e-content. It demonstrates young people´s potential to create outstanding digital contents via Internet and Mobiles and serves as a platform for people from all UN member states to work together in the efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)....


Bedrooms are Important

Posted April 14, 2014 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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Member since June 25, 2013
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http://news.distractify.com/culture/childrens-bedrooms-across-the-world/ Recently, I saw something posted on Facebook which was incredibly thought provoking. It wasn't some ornate tapestry, confounding riddle or joke I could not understand. Rather, it was a demonstration of the condition of the world through the medium of photography. I was appalled. The photos were not ugly or disgusting. Instead, I felt as if my place in the world was so detached from the places of others that...


We all need inclusive education

Posted March 29, 2014 no picture Umenjoh

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Around the world, we see how people contribute to the development of their societies. There is no society which is stagnant since from creation and there is no society which can really move on when there is an imbalance in development. Disability around the world has sparked much fire into the eyes of many organizations and governments. From the UN fact sheet in 2006, 25% of the world’s population is affected by disability, 70% of people living with disability are in developing...


Keeping the Promise in Nigeria

Posted March 26, 2014 no picture Ahi SocialNet

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Action Health Incorporated has released three short films in the ‘Keeping The Promise Series’– ‘Girls Are Us’, ‘Slipping Through the Crack’ and ‘Make Every Girl Count’- that project the true life stories of out-of-school adolescent girls in Nigeria’s poor communities. The films are based on findings of the AHI study to explore and document the realities, needs and concerns of out-of-school adolescent girls in Lagos slums. Set in the Iwaya community, an under-r...


21 Questions!

Posted March 20, 2014 no picture Victor Brown Omovbude

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Member since February 9, 2014
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  • Age 22

I don't know how to start this note or make the words suitable for everyone to understand. Well the affair and situation at hand makes it porous to understand. Sometimes I ask myself: *why must a man go through labor to eat? * why are young girls raped? * why are there hoodlums in our street? * why is the government not working towards advancement? * why is education porous and ill? * why is there a massive increase in unemployment? * why is Nigeria, listed as one of the most corrupt countries...


How can we save mother earth?

Posted March 18, 2014 no picture Katongo_VOY_CONNECT

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Agriculture is a very important sector that helps alleviate hunger and poverty. It is also essential for the development of a country, but unfortunately people are using some very poor practices which is destroying our mother earth. Land transformation, the use of land to yield goods and services, is the most substantial way humans alter the Earth's ecosystems, and is considered the driving force in the loss of biodiversity. Estimates of the amount of land transformed by humans v...


ENERGY is a HUMAN RIGHT!

Posted February 18, 2014 no picture Simran_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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When it comes to discussions on human rights, everyone focuses on the right to life, right to clothing, right to housing, right to work, equality, freedom of expression and so on. No one really cares about electricity. Can you imagine a day without electricity? Oh, come on! We get depressed if we don’t get internet for a day! The problem is it is considered a privilege. When we talk about electricity, we think of it as a “want” such as for using computers, televisions and...


COMMUNITY GRAIN BANKING - Changing the lives of farmers

Posted February 13, 2014 no picture Bharath_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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  • Age 16

It is a well-known fact that food is the most basic necessity for survival. Then, come the other needs. So, ensuring food security for all the people in the world is the need of the hour. Now, let us look at a case study from the Kashipur District of Orissa, India where establishment of community grain banks by an NGO has changed the lives of the farmers living there. Initially, the people living in that area were heavily dependent on the borrowings from the moneylenders for buyi...


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