All posts tagged with: youth

Youth (un)employment

Posted November 10, 2014 Avatar Pao Suárez

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Member since February 13, 2014
  • 28 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
  • 21 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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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
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  • 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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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
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  • 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...


How I would end electoral fraud as president

Posted October 28, 2014 Avatar Pao Suárez

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  • Age 20

I guess many of you when you were younger, asked yourselves what would you solve and how if you were president? I did it myself a lot of times, especially because living in Colombia means living surrounded by incipient violence. There are many things related to the never-ending violent history of Colombia that I would like to change: prostitution, drug dealing, scam or laundering but there is one that has particular importance for me. A few days ago I was studying about Chile...


In Focus: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Posted October 24, 2014 Avatar End Sexual Violence

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In this focus piece, Youth to End Sexual Violence explores the issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). From the blog: "My legs were completely numb and the pain between them was so intense. I wished I would die. I felt my poor mother hold me in her arms - my memory ends at this instant until I opened my eyes and the killer woman was gone. I was lying on the ground close to a rock, and my legs were tied together with strips of cloth binding me from my ankles to my hips so I could not move..."

Source: http://www.youthtoendsexualviolence.org/blog/2014/...

"My legs were completely numb and the pain between them was so intense. I wished I would die. I felt my poor mother hold me in her arms - my memory ends at this instant until I opened my eyes and the killer woman was gone. I was lying on the ground close to a rock, and my legs were tied together with strips of cloth binding me from my ankles to my hips so I could not move. I turned my head towards the rock - it was drenched with blood as if an animal had been slaughtered there. I saw...my meat -...


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