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The importance of Education

Posted November 19, 2014 no picture Children's Radio Foundation

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The reason why children are sent to school is to set up their goals and reach their dreams.


Across the 38th parallel

Posted November 19, 2014 Avatar Cathleen Lee

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According to UNHCR, more than ever since World War II, the number of refugees are increasing. Of course, we have the people in the Middle East, and the new group who need help because of climate change. However, today I'd like to talk about refugees who come from a place about a 5-hour drive from my home, Daejeon, South Korea. Our closest neighbor, North Korea. Recently, I had the chance to act as the Special Rapporteur when we were doing a model UN assembly in a gifted edu...


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...


VICTIMS

Posted November 14, 2014 Avatar Philani Hlophe Dhlamini

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"I dedicate this to all refugees and war victims in Africa. Especially for young Africans displaced and endangered by conflict and insecurity. " - Philani Hlophe Dhlamini (African Youth Activist)


In Nomine Servitium

Posted November 5, 2014 no picture JoyMacalla

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For my first entry, I would like to put in, something that is related to my choice of profession and something that is dear to me. I am Joy Macalla, a fourth year Elementary Education major. Since I am now in my fourth year, I am already taking up practice teaching, therefore I am now a student teacher. In my country, problems in education are very rampant especially in public schools in the rural areas. From the distance to the resources, there is a problem. But, there is always h...


Ebola versus education

Posted October 31, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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By Kamanda (19), Plan Global Youth Advisory Panel (GYAP) member. Just 12 years ago my country started revitalising its education system after the civil war had destroyed almost everything. Today, the deadly Ebola virus is destroying our education systems once again. Schools have closed down indefinitely and lessons or classes are banned. Our tutors are paid but they give no lessons, some of them no longer study or research their own subjects. Candidates of external exams...


“I’m the first person to come back alive” - David (11)

Posted October 31, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Laying on a wall at the management center for the Ebola response in Port Loko, Sierra Leone, David* says he feels gloomy. The 11-year old boy has just arrived from the Kenema Hospital where he and his brothers and sister spent the hardest days of their lives fighting against the virus. It took them an entire day to come back from Kenema, and it will take them again two hours to go to their village. Waiting patiently for transportation, David starts telling the story, the one of a f...


Children's Hackathon: innovation shapes children's lives

Posted October 31, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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We can no longer turn a blind eye to a viral disease breaking out in distant West Africa; we can no longer ignore extremists terrorising the populations in the Middle East. We are long past the time where small communities lived in contentment with their local produce and found solace in the security of their confined collectives. We are no longer self sufficient, and as we find ourselves in the midst of globalisation the borders that divide us fade away. Our thoughts, actions and...


Are children better off now than they were 25 years ago?

Posted October 25, 2014 no picture Grace O

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Are children better off now than they were 25 years ago? The answer is a resounding yes. The convention was a watershed for human rights, so much so that today, many children are able to take these rights for granted. 25 years ago, children were regarded more as objects, either property of their parents, or helpless beings that needed to be fully guided. The convention established that each child is an individual, with his/her own rights to be respected and protected. Children...


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