All posts tagged with: youth

Voices of Youth Inspire! Homegrown Artist

Posted September 17, 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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Member since June 6, 2014
  • 14 Posts
  • Age 18

This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing my friend, Mei Lee, for my Inspire! profile. The passion she shows for her work and her endless drive to attain her goals has always been one of the reasons I was attracted to her as a person, and I admire the consistent expressions of these traits until today. Some of her notable projects include recent work for The Kitchen Guardian and Green August which ended up being sold on DFTBA. Your name Mei Lee. Your age23 Where a...


My participation in the ICGLR Heads of State Summit on promoting youth employment

Posted September 16, 2014 Avatar Pona Bana

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Member since January 15, 2014
  • 55 Posts

After being elected as one of the Ambassadors for the Great Lakes Region children’s Hope Forum in Bujumbura, I went to Nairobi (Kenya) on Tuesday 22nd July 2014 to participate in the ICGLR special summit on the promotion of youth employment through infrastructure development and investment promotion. Having only received the invitation to participate in the summit on Sunday 20th July, a bit later than expected, the only possibility for plane travel from Bandundu-Ville to Kinsha...


Education: The Key to Change

Posted September 13, 2014 Avatar Rodrigo Bustamante

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

High School has gone by more quickly than I would have ever imagined. Most of us get overwhelmed with attempting to balance school, sports, extracurricular activities and social life (if you don’t, you are a super human, props). Time gets so limited that even every second counts. I laughed as a sixth grader because the Dean would always tell my class that “these seven years will fly by” and I thought it was so ridiculous. Well here I am, and now I realize how naïve I was. Being a junior i...


Youth inclusion in governance: #30PercentOrNothing vs. #30PercentForWetin

Posted September 13, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Member since June 26, 2014
  • 16 Posts

Many Nigerians have, in recent months, decried the low level of participation of the youth in governance. The issue has become a trending topic both online and offline but this did not just happen in an instant. During a national conference earlier this year, a coalition of youths brought the issue to the fore. They affirmed that the estimated population of Nigerian youths, which constitute about 70 percent of the population, is twice the population of Ghana and more than the p...


Helping young talent blossom - Art Fusion 2014

Posted September 8, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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Member since June 7, 2014
  • 20 Posts
  • Age 20

In many posts I have done previously on VoY, I have brought to you stories of youth initiatives and considerations in my country, which are implemented to support today's youth, facilitating the betterment of the next generation in the process. This post is a bit different - it is about the older generation doing their share in helping young talent blossom. Today I walked in to the Bougainvillea Ballroom of the Galadari Hotel in Colombo to witness an art & crafts exhibition....


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

Posted September 7, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Member since June 26, 2014
  • 16 Posts

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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Member since June 26, 2014
  • 13 Posts

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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Member since June 26, 2014
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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
  • 19 Posts
  • Age 20

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...


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