All posts tagged with: youth

This Should Be the Norm

Posted November 11, 2014 no picture Essi

Member since November 11, 2014
  • 1 Post

Imagine: you're sitting in first period when you realize that you really have to pee. Your teacher lets you out with a stern glance and a sharp "be back in five minutes." You walk down the hallway to the bathrooms and are faced with a dilemma: the signs depict a male bathroom and a female bathroom, but you know that you are neither truly male nor female, you are more of a mystical creature, undefined by the strict laws of gender put in place by society. Choosing randomly, you rush...


Human Rights in 2014

Posted November 10, 2014 Avatar Rodrigo Bustamante

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Member since August 22, 2014
  • 4 Posts
  • Age 16

Human Rights are the principles that should be guaranteed to every person regardless of sex, age, income level, or race. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was ratified on December 16, 1949 by the UN, after the atrocities committed during World War II. It was the first global expression of rights to which everyone is entitled to. The UDHR consists of thirty articles which range from the principles of equality and liberty, to the right to life and the abolishment of sl...


Youth (un)employment

Posted November 10, 2014 Avatar Pao Suárez

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Member since February 13, 2014
  • 25 Posts
  • Age 20

Employment is an essential topic in public policy because for many a job is much more than a salary. It´s the path to acquire what´s needed to break social restrictions and to raise generations of professionals who give back to their country (and the world) with the product of their investigation, entrepreneurship and functionality. These restrictions are often overcome through the social mobility built upon education and employment, that´s the reason why parents don’t hes...


Voice of Youth Inspire! Create a Change Through Leadership Works

Posted November 3, 2014 Avatar Kristi Ardiana

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Member since August 17, 2012
  • 6 Posts

Youth leadership is a remarkably important part of the youth development process. In a world which has a plethora of challenges, as the young generation, we have to equip ourselves with leadership capacity to face those challenges in our community, or even in our country. That’s why i think it’s always interesting to talk about Youth Leadership and also Youth Empowerment. Last month, I met David Nelson Bassey who is an author of “The New Generation of Leadership”, and also...


How can we prevent Youth Unemployment?

Posted November 1, 2014 no picture Grace O

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Member since June 26, 2014
  • 16 Posts

Unemployment has always been a major issue for both the people and the government. There are millions of youth that neither have jobs nor are pursuing higher education, which leads to uncertain futures and negatively impacts their long-term employment prospects. So how can we deal with youth unemployment? Education This solution is an obvious one- more education leads to a better equipped and competitive workforce that is suitable for more jobs. However, education is a long-t...


Ebola versus education

Posted October 31, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Member since February 5, 2013
  • 93 Posts

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...


Scholarships play a vital role in education

Posted October 30, 2014 Avatar Eric Mbotiji

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Member since September 27, 2014
  • 13 Posts
  • Age 25

Taking a walk down the streets of Yaounde, the capital city of Cameroon, I overheard two young people conversing. They were comparing their standards and level of education. One of them talked about how he has gone to a professional university and will soon be enrolling to do his masters program. His friend heaved, sighed, and said he wished his dream of becoming an agricultural engineer could be a reality but his parents cannot afford for the cost of training him to a professi...


Achieving Food Security in Times of Crisis

Posted October 29, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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Member since June 28, 2014
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We observed “International Food Day” on 16th October. This year theme of the day was “Family Farming – Feeding the World, Caring the Earth”. Family farming helps in achieving food security by eradicating hunger, improving livelihoods, achieving sustainability etc. In this modern 21st century, sustainability of mankind is challenged by various problems like climate change, disease outbreaks (for example: Ebola), pollution, youth unemployment etc. However, the major &am...


What does it mean to be Latin American?

Posted October 28, 2014 Avatar Rodrigo Bustamante

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Member since August 22, 2014
  • 4 Posts
  • Age 16

When many people think of Latin Americans immediately they may refer to mariachis, poor countries, corrupt governments, exotic foods and maybe they may know one or two presidents. According to Merriam Webster, the definition of Latin American is: all the people from Spanish America and Brazil. This definition doesn’t even scratch the surface of what being Latin American means to me. Latin America isn’t just the land of coup d’états, poor people, or troubled histories; rather...


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