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Name: Milisuthando Bongela Age: I’ll be 28 on 30 April 2013 Location: Johannesburg, South Africa According to your business card – what’s your job title? That’s a good question, I designed my business card to include all the various things I do! But over time, have realized it’s best to keep it short and sweet – A blogger, entrepreneur and trend consultant. And how does that compare with what you wanted to do when you were 10 years old? When I was 10 I...


Name: Christine Sun Kim Age: 32 Where are you originally from and where do you currently live? Orange Country, California. I currently live and work in New York City. According to your business card – what’s your job title? Artist and Museum Educator. And how does that compare with what you wanted to do when you were 10 years old? I’ve always wanted to be a painter (and an actress) since I was little. In fact, I am now a painter, but in a completely a...


Your name: Juan Diego Alarcón Your age: 25 According to your business card – what’s your job title? Musician. Main instrument: Singing. Portrait painter. Motivational speaker. And how does that compare with what you wanted to do when you were 10 years old? Well, with my headphones on my head, on a 1 meter by 1 meter music studio at the age of ten...I would say it was pretty much....WAY BETTER THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE! Give us 10 words that describe yo...


Happy International Day of Friendship

Posted July 30, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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To celebrate International Day of Friendship we asked the Voices of Youth Twitter community to tell us what they've learnt from their friends and what makes their friends so awesome. Here are some of their responses: Manuel, Caracas: “They always gonna stand for me no matter what, that's the deal. Int. Day of #Friendship” Chima, Nigeria: “The most important thing I’ve learnt 4m my friends is that the best way to make & keep friends is 2love without expectations....


This week, “Beyond the voices!” is in Democratic Republic of Congo, where we meet Ollie David, a street kid who decided to take control of his life and to create an association by street children, and for street children. A model of courage and determination! I am Ollie David Levi and I am the president of AEJERC- an association aimed at coaching youth and street children of Congo. I create wealth and values. I make the rich and the philosopher laugh and I am the one who...


Nepalese Youths Changing Their Societies

Posted August 9, 2013 no picture Koirala DP

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Introduction It is generally said that youths are the key of social transformation. But no one can clarify exactly who are the youth. Some says those individuals who have courage, hard working capacities, dedication, devotion to bring desirable change in society are regarded as youth whatever be their age. This concept is found to be excellent where youth have forgotten their responsibilities of changing the societies and middle aged has actually fulfilled that responsibilities...


University of Maryland students - Connect4Climate

Posted August 21, 2013 no picture Connect4Climate

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The University of Maryland Students Connect4Climate is an ongoing connection project between UMD students and The World Bank about climate change. The event has taken place at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC, and Dr. Sibilski, the professor of the university's contemporary social problems class took several students to the event to encourage young people to connect for climate change. After the event, the whole sociology class which consists of 50 students ass...


Please, tell us your name and age: Zenaida Pérez Gutiérrez, 29 years old. Where are you originally from and where do you currently live? I am from Santa María Tlahuitoltepec, Mixe, in Mexico and I currently live in Oaxaca City, the state capital. According to your business card – what’s your job title? I am Chief of Department of Indigenous Women's Rights, a department that addresses the situation of indigenous people in the state. Some of my functions include...


Meet a young woman challenging the stereotype associated with the tech world

Posted September 12, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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Hi VOY family, I’ve just returned from the Global Youth Summit: BYND2015 in Costa Rica and wanted to share some of my reflections with you over the coming days. KateVOY Arriving at the Global Youth Summit (GYS) venue on the morning of day 2 we were greeted mostly by empty hallways and rooms. Most of the participants were out at the National Stadium of Costa Rica attending the first session of the day - Be Healthy. One room, however, was occupied - the venue for the GYS hackatho...


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