All posts tagged with: youth

Wake up Youth (Poem on social justice)

Posted August 10, 2014 Avatar priya verma

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Member since September 7, 2011
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It time now wake up youth challenges ahead to bridge this divide to work towards a shared vision human dignity greater equity freedom basic security and Justice youth should and youth will be at the forefront in the global struggle against complex social and economic challenges to make a better world


Nigerian youth multiplying impact

Posted August 9, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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A developing country has at least three dire needs - development, national transformation and youth employment. These are dire needs of Nigeria. Development: because an economy that has experienced some years of stable economic growth requires this growth to be inclusive and accompanied by economic development. National transformation: because the need for leaders who lead by serving and have the necessary skills is critical to transforming societies. Youth employment: be...


Voices of Youth Inspire! “Don’t let the society make choices on your behalf”

Posted August 8, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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  • Age 20

In my last post about the story of Siddhartha Nanayakkara, I mentioned that I immediately thought of two people when I read through Assignment #5 for Interns. I am writing about the other person today, who is also a very close friend of Siddhartha. He is an entrepreneur, trying his luck in the flourishing IT industry of Sri Lanka. This is how my interview of him unfolded. Your name: Pasan Thilakasiri Your age: 20 Where are you originally from and where do you curre...


To be or not to be involved… That’s the debate.

Posted August 7, 2014 Avatar paola.suarez

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  • Age 19

Hello everyone, Latin America as you might know is a very violent region and delinquency is the signature to this sad issue, mafias, gangs, fiscal paradises, corruption, kidnapping, raping and forced evictions continue to frighten society towards placing new topics or fighting the ones that represent a high cost to development and security; however, great efforts are being made and huge change has already taken place. For example, the Peruvian fire-fighters department recently star...


Your name: Anton Savidi Your age: 21 Where are you originally from and where do you currently live? I’m from Ternopil, Ukraine and still living there in the city of Lviv. What is you educational background? Master of International relations Ivan Franko National University of Lviv How important was your choice of degree/field of study at university for what you’re doing now? My choice helps me doing what I am currently working at, but it wasn’t essentia...


Learning through Reflection

Posted August 5, 2014 no picture Yosr Jouini

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In the last couple of days, I have been participating in a sort of summer camp organized by NATEG. NATEG is the abbreviation of “North America Tunisian Engineering Group”. It is an organization created by Tunisian engineers working in north America (Canada and USA) and the “NATEG days” event is one its projects. During three days of workshops, conferences and networking dinners, the participants, mainly engineering students or freshly graduated engineers, had the chance...


When I saw Assignment #5 – to create an 'Inspire!' portrait by interviewing a young person who has an interesting job or career and who you think would be an inspiration for youth – in the VOY Blogger Info Packet that my Internship Manager sent me last June, two people instantly came into my mind. I am writing about one of them today. I thought it would be best if I do away with the ‘Inspire!’ profile format, so here it goes. He is Siddhartha Nanayakkara. I first met...


Voices of Youth Inspire! “Failures are the best eye openers.”

Posted August 3, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Your name: Salu Oluwamayowa Adepeju Your age: 28 years Where are you originally from and where do you currently live? I am from Igbogbo, Lagos State, Nigeria, but I grew up in Bariga and I still live in Bariga, Lagos State. According to your business card – what is your job title? I am founder and Executive Director of Iba (Malaria) Eradication Foundation. How does your current job compare with what you wanted to do when you were much younger...


Do one thing: Volunteer!

Posted August 2, 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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Member since May 14, 2014
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  • Age 14

Do you volunteer or do community work? How do you contribute to your community? A good way to help out is volunteering. Volunteering is amazing whether it's at an animal shelter or at an elderly home. The thing about volunteering is that you have to do it from your heart, why be a poser and pretend to care? When you help out whether it's just smiling at an elder or petting a dog you are helping out in the world. You may be thinking, but why should I volunteer...


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