All posts tagged with: youth

“Who will care for us?” and more in the news this week

Posted September 7, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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The first work week of September has been enriching. I got to know about a number of eye-opening publications released this month. Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict - a network of international non-governmental organizations, striving to protect children in war zones - released one of such reports. According to their website, Watchlist was formed in 2001 by a group of leading human rights and humanitarian organizations in response to the need for improved monitoring and re...


Dealing with Academic Pressure

Posted September 6, 2014 no picture Grace O

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There is a prevalent stereotype that Asian countries heap extreme amounts of academic pressure on their youth, and, in my community, that is completely true! Universities in my country don't pay attention to extra-curriculars, hobbies, or your passion- instead of a holistic application process, universities simply request your academic grades. Because of this, schools, teachers, parents, and even students, place too much pressure on themselves to perform well in school. So now that...


The unemployment : The Drop that Spilled the Glass

Posted September 4, 2014 no picture Yosr Jouini

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If I have to pick one big challenge for youth in my country, it’ll definitely be unemployment. As a Tunisian young citizen, I have always been worried about the raising rate of unemployment. In fact, the unemployment rate among Tunisian university degree holders is 30 percent, more than twice the 2005 rate of 14 percent. Year after year, the number of young people with a university degree increases, but also a large number of them find a major difficulty in finding a job. F...


Between opulence and poverty

Posted September 1, 2014 Avatar paola.suarez

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Member since February 13, 2014
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  • Age 19

Hi everyone!, if you´ve read any of my posts you might already know I live in Chile but I am Colombian. This week's post topic brought me back to the harsh inequality reality highly present here but a lot more directly noticeable there back in my country. Since I am not there I´m not going to portrait a particular case but I will introduce you to 2 different realities coexisting at a bare minimum distance. So I´m from Barranquilla, where it´s summer all year long pretty muc...


7th World Summit on Media for Children

Posted August 30, 2014 Avatar tomJr

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  • Age 11

Did you know that the 7th World Summit on Media for Children is coming up soon? It will take place from 8-10 September 2014 in Kuala Lumpur. Anybody from the VOY community going there? Let us know! Read more at http://www.wsmc2014.org/


My Conclusion-What matters most to youth?

Posted August 30, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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If you are wondering what I am concluding, kindly check the first two posts here and here. It is great to know that our youth know what changes to expect and demand from our leaders for the benefit of society and national prosperity. After listening and interacting with many young people like myself, I have come up with some wrap-up points-or words of wisdom, like the older people say it here. I hope many youths find invaluable advice in these words. 1. Education is not...


Is smoking fair?

Posted August 29, 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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Member since May 14, 2014
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  • Age 14

This week im doing something a bit different, I'm going to write a poem, I decided to write a poem because I see a lot of articles and thought this would be contrasting. Is smoking fair? You light a cigarette And your lungs cry out Is smoking fair? You breathe in the cigarette While her parents cry out She's hooked up to a breathing machine Is smoking fair? You exhale the smoke She struggles She cant breathe Her lungs collap...


What is Money to You(th) 2?

Posted August 29, 2014 no picture Fasoranti Damilola

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What ever preconception you have about money, you must be aware that the winds of circumstance blow on all of us in an unending flow that touches each of our lives. Many young people around the world constantly experience the blowing winds of scarcity, shortage and insufficiency. We are blown daily by the same winds of circumstance and buffeted by the same turbulent storms of discontent about the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. We have failed to realize that wh...


NAVISS... Where bridges were built

Posted August 26, 2014 no picture Yosr Jouini

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Where? -Monastir, Tunisia When? – 3rd-10th of August 2014 Who? -20 participants in addition to the trainers and the organizers from 7 different countries: Tunisia, Slovakia, Morocco, Egypt, Czech, Poland and Hungary: Why? – NAVISS: North African Visegrad Summer School Well, those were the circumstances in which we lived for a week as participants of the North African Visegrad Summer School. A summer school organized by PDCS (Partners for Democratic Change Slovakia)...


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