All posts tagged with: developing countries

Let's put education at the center of business investment

Posted November 12, 2013 no picture UNICEF Education

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Member since September 11, 2013
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Investing in education is essential to developing a skilled workforce for the future and improving economic growth. As of 2011, more than 57 million primary aged children are still out of school and 130 million children have failed to learn the basics even after four years in school. A new Framework for Business Engagement in Education, launched at the UN Global Compact Leaders’ Summit last month makes the case for putting education at the centre of business investment. It provid...


Peace Under the Sky (Zero Conflict)

Posted November 12, 2013 Avatar Salman

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Member since October 7, 2013
  • 7 Posts
  • Age 20

On March 2013, I officially launched my program ‘Zero Conflict’. It is a platform and type of organization. This program was aimed to make this world peaceful, united and prosperous. To bring peace, love and unity among people regardless of color, skin, and region they belong to, or what GOD they preach. It is our world. We must know and realize that it is ours. We are first human beings and then everything else. Unless we think this world is ours and ourselves as human being...


Should pastors be armed with rifles?

Posted November 6, 2013 no picture Muyu

Member since October 12, 2013
  • 10 Posts

Religion has and will always be an emotive subject to many Kenyans. The constitution guarantees freedom of worship, but some are taking advantage of the gullibility of thousands who flock to churches with faith in their hearts and hope in their eyes. Kenyan pastors, especially in the coastal region, have been engulfed in war between rowdy youth who burn down churches leaving many men of God in cold blood. We have lost pastors in churches and crusades. One sad event that shook the...


EFFECTS OF CULTURE

Posted October 22, 2013 no picture Muyu

Member since October 12, 2013
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A country is a region legally identified as a distinct entity in political geography. We all belong to our original countries that have silently and proudly watched as grow and vise-versa. We, as a country's loyal citizens swell with pride whenever our distinct countries are mentioned, awarded and appreciated in public events over a remarkable deed. Each nation has its own unique identity. My country Kenya, may be known for its serene, green and fertile nature. However, If th...


Venezuela's food crisis

Posted October 16, 2013 Avatar Manuel Martínez

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Member since October 16, 2013
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  • Age 20

Since we are commemorating today the World Food Day, it is the perfect time to remind some of the most shocking and actual facts regarding the huge and deep problems of food security across the nations; in fact, as many nations work through the industrialization and adequacy of their food companies, several nations seem to be not necessarily worried about how their people is eating and being able to consume the products they need, or even if they are consuming the minimum of daily...


Empower Girls Enrich Communities

Posted October 8, 2013 no picture Pontso SA

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Member since August 23, 2013
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11 October is referred to as International day for the girl. It is on this day that emphasis should be on empowerment of the girl child. This day is very important to raise awareness on the importance of the developing girl because girls grow up into women. Girls are actually the backbone of societies and countries, hence the saying "give a house to a woman and she will turn it into a home". I believe empowerment for girls means providing access to and facilitating the means of...


Hey, We need Water!

Posted September 21, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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Member since June 25, 2013
  • 39 Posts

Recently, I went through something that was pretty revelatory. I mean, I never understood why some things in terms of global issue prioritization made it first/ over Education. In my opinion, I always thought and always will think that Education comes first. Then, one of my close family members told me that education would rarely ever benefit anyone if they could not go to school because they were too sick. Upon asking the reasons for whatever illness they had acquired, I realized...


A Man and A Fish

Posted September 21, 2013 no picture

Member since February 26, 2011
  • 7 Posts

“This will take another 5 days to get ready”, Sher Muhammad tells with a beam in his eyes. “And this is going to be a brand new addition to my fleet”, he affirms with a voice echoing of resolve. I am present at a boat-making training organized by WWF-P and DFID for local CBO members in Kot Addu – a town badly hit by 2010 floods. Sher Muhammad, a practiced fisher, has arranged wood for a 16-feet wide boat whereas three other members – the trainees – are investing labor...


Education for Girls and Boys alike

Posted September 14, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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Member since June 25, 2013
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All over the world, millions of young boys and girls are unable to get proper education. In countries like India, Nepal, Colombia and various parts of Africa, girls are often married off and boys are forced to work on the streets to earn a living for their family. Resources like clean water, food and shelter are perhaps not even available, however we must consider the premium of education. The key to ending the global chain, that perpetuates itself and has done so for centuries, is...


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