All posts tagged with: youth

The price for a Corruption free society is expensive

Posted November 28, 2014 Avatar Grace Kiunga

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  • Age 20

I am driving to the airport to catch a plane and time is running out. A traffic officer stops me because I forgot to renew my insurance which is overdue. According to law and procedure, I have to go to the police station and write a statement for the offence I have committed of driving without an insurance. When I think of the cost and the hustle I will incur if I miss the flight, I decide to part with some money instead as a bribe to the officer so that he can let me through-which...


Powerful Young Leaders Interview: Baroness Lindsay Northover

Posted November 27, 2014 no picture Children's Radio Foundation

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The Powerful Young Leaders from Mams FM got an amazing opportunity to interview Baroness Lindsay Northover from the UK. Baroness Northover is the UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, the chief representative for the Department for International Development, and a member of the House of Lords. Charity and Made spoke to her about her interest in South African youth and the role that youth should play in society.


Youth Participation in Politics and Governance

Posted November 23, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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  • 23 Posts
  • Age 20

In democracies like the one I live in, politics is, whether we like it or not, an integral part of our lives. In everything we read, everything we eat and even in everything we touch is a story interwoven with politics. We know of people who have given up their lucrative careers to come into politics and do community service; we know of committed “career politicians”, and we also know of the greedy and the slovenly type who live off public property. Therefore in politics, a...


Every student's nightmare: Procrastination

Posted November 22, 2014 no picture Grace O

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Everyone's struggled with procrastination. I can procrastinate with reading, watching TV, eating, even watching videos about how to stop procrastination! Sometimes, it feels as though I would rather do anything but study for a Chemistry test. We know that we have deadlines - flashing, bolded dates on calendars and diaries, but somehow, we just can't seem to start working. As deadlines loom above us, we suddenly find another YouTube video that we have to watch, a friend we have to c...


Global Warming

Posted November 22, 2014 Avatar Thompson_Youth_Zambia

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Member since February 8, 2014
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  • Age 18

Its seems to me that this summer is much warmer than the previous summers we have had. The rain has not even been constant, it is not so often that rain starts in December. Mostly it begins to rain constantly and often late October. It must be that there is too much heat in the atmosphere causing the water vapor not to condense but if there is condensation then obviously we wont have rain. But what will happen to our country if there is no rain? The gases that are let out into th...


Reimagine the future for #EVERYchild

Posted November 21, 2014 Avatar MischaVOY

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Hi everyone! Check out this inspirational UNICEF video that shows how powerful youth innovation can be. Today's young generation is more connected and tech-savvy than any generation before - when young people have access to education, the right technology and the Internet, there is no limit to what young people can achieve. How do you innovate for improving the lives of your family, friends and community? And what are the main obstacles that prevent you from implementing your...


Mauritius Island is not just about stunning beaches, the Sun, summer, beautiful sights, amazing food, delicious fruits, a rich folklore, a mix of cultures, hospitality and the “Paradise Island” that is portrayed on postal cards, describing perfect spots for tourists to spend their holidays. Since 1968, at the occasion of the Independence Day on the 12th of March, our National Anthem is heartily sung in every corner of the Island: “As one people, as one nation, in peace, j...


United Nations Student Conference on Development

Posted November 19, 2014 no picture Rachel_GEMConnectLeaders_Philadelphia_USA

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  • Age 22

It has begun! The 2014-2015 United Nations Student Leadership Conference on Development preparations are well under way. We are working closely with schools in Thailand, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, the Philippines, Mexico, and India. This year, our focus is "Continuing the Pledge: Sustaining Development through Environmental Responsibility". After the conference last year, student leaders met at the United Nations in New York City to present their fo...


Is It Controversial? Federal States in Nepal

Posted November 18, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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Frankly speaking, I don’t like politics very much. However, being a youth and a responsible citizen of the nation, I listen to political news and discussions to understand the political situation of the country. Unfortunately, Nepal is presently facing severe political instability despite the fact that there should have been political stability in this phase, as we held the second election for drafting our constitution by 22 January 2015. The first constitutional assembly was not...


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