All posts tagged with: youth

My Earth; My Responsibility

Posted October 21, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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Member since June 28, 2014
  • 18 Posts

Earth is a beautiful living planet of the Universe as the common habitat of more than 7 billion human population & millions of species of biodiversity. Our Earth provides us with food, shelter & with most of our requirements. Despite unavoidable free services provided by earth to humans we are not being able to pay off her kindness to us. Rather we humans are being cruel to our Earth by our selfish activities. Mahatma Gandhi said, “Earth provides enough to satisfy every...


Stop the mourns Ebola!

Posted October 16, 2014 no picture Angkush

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Member since August 3, 2014
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 19

-As you make steps further, menacing to engulf the human race pitilessly, we plead: Kindly spare us. - We are a flawed species, with different views. Be it a curse from God or our own negligence, we plead: Forgive us wholeheartedly. - Our tears bear testimony of the pain felt when seeing our dear ones dying, we plead: Soothe our ongoing cries. -You've shaken the world of many, taking them away with you, we plead: Blunt your axe please. - We are used to being bruised and pained,...


Education, especially in emergencies

Posted October 15, 2014 Avatar Zayn_VOY_Connect

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Member since March 27, 2013
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100 million children and young people are affected by natural disasters every year. More than half of the world’s 58 million children and youth who are out of school live in countries affected by war and violence. The majority of these children and youth are girls. When an emergency happens, many children and youth cannot go to school. An earthquake or flood could have destroyed their school and a conflict made the journey to school unsafe. When faced with a natural disaster or a conflict, chi...


Holiday Activities

Posted October 14, 2014 no picture Herico_Connecte_Madagascar

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The school holidays start from June 26th (national holiday) and end at the end of September. Our team took advantages of the holidays to plant trees and to take care of coconuts trees at the seaside. Coconut trees grow easily at the seaside; they protect shorelines against erosion, slow violent wind and can become a source of money too. We saw beautiful beaches on the internet and still coconut trees are always seen around. After 4-7 years of growth, coconut trees are able to give...


You can't fight pain with pain, don't let it define you

Posted October 12, 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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Member since May 14, 2014
  • 9 Posts
  • Age 14

Hello! I am so sorry as I have been absent from VOY for a month. This being due to very hard times right now. I needed to gather myself in order to do my best and I'm back and ready. Due to all the things going on right now I've learned many things. The main one is that you can't fight pain with pain. We've all gone through many hard things, maybe many of you are in my situation in which you life has turned upside down. Life is a world of pain for everybody "...


Do this one thing for the girl child: volunteer!

Posted October 11, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Member since June 26, 2014
  • 17 Posts

Happy International Day of the Girl VOY fam! I look forward to a world where every youth consciously stands up for the girl child in some way. It is important to know that development impact can easily be multiplied by improving the livelihood of the girls and women in our communities. This is because girls and women have the ability to stimulate positive multiplier effects and have shown great potential to affect even more women and children. There is at least one thing you...


What matters to youth in Algeria

Posted September 28, 2014 no picture GHEBOULI Zinelabidine

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Youth are the hope of every country, they represent a major power. If we could use this power for the good of the country, I assure you that the future will be such a great one. But if we try to create obstacles and to prohibit those youth from building their country, I can say we won’t get anything, we will be like someone who is playing with the fire! I guess if the leaders of a country don't try to encourage youth, these leaders must expect a disaster in the future. They w...


Post-2015 Updates from a Child Rights Perspective on Instagram & Tumblr

Posted September 23, 2014 no picture CallieKGpost2015

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  • Age 22

The UNICEF Post-2015 Team is pleased to share its new social media sites on Instagram and Tumblr! These sites will give updates on the Post-2015 Development Agenda from a child rights perspective. In July, the UN System released a report that was essentially a “first draft” of the future Post-2015 Development Agenda and which will be what governments use to negotiate on for the official Agenda next fall. The UNICEF Post-2015 social media sites on Instagram and Tumblr will b...


What are the barriers to education in Brazil & Mexico?

Posted September 23, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Yesterday a really interesting event took place at the UNICEF offices in New York. A group of youth delegates from Brazil and Mexico shared their personal stories and views on what the barriers are to education in their countries. The issues that they raised included: 1.Schools where teachers don't speak indigenous languages; 2. Poor quality of text books; 3. Violence and discrimination - especially for LGBT and indigenous youth; 4. Schools that are located far from w...


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