A BIG thank you VOY! One year on ^_^

Posted December 27, 2013 Avatar Francisca Lily

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I have been on a journey this year and I have been able to share my experiences with the VOY community. Discovering VOY was the best one this year! I have finally been able to share my thoughts with likeminded people and connect with people my age around the world who care about the same issues I care about and take an interest in. This is a community I love being be part of! The earlier part of 2013 VOY became an escapism because I was able to put across a side of me who my frie...


Children's Champion for UNICEF! ^_^

Posted October 30, 2013 Avatar Francisca Lily

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I woke up on Saturday morning and I felt sooo good! I was overjoyed at the fact that I finally had the opportunity to be a Children’s Champion for UNICEF. I had a visitor around my house that morning and she said “Oh are you going shopping for the day?” I replied with a huge smile on my face and said “Nope I am going to a UNICEF training event”. I made my way to the session feeling confident that I knew where I was going and I then I got lost! I went into a hotel, a...


Global Handwashing Day 2013! What will you be doing?

Posted October 14, 2013 Avatar Francisca Lily

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“Each year, there are 1.7 billion cases of childhood diarrhoea. Diarrhoea may be a minor inconvenience in some places, but in many countries, it kills. But, there is good news! The simple act of handwashing with soap can reduce the risk of diarrheal disease by up to 47%. This is why I’m celebrating Global Handwashing Day. Will you join me?” So tomorrow is Global Handwashing Day 2013! As an Early Childhood Studies student I am constantly surrounded by babies and children...


I Am a Girl, I Am Powerful, I Am Strong: International Day of the Girl

Posted October 8, 2013 Avatar Francisca Lily

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I am a girl, I am powerful, I am strong I will stand here today with the rest of the girls around the world and let everyone know that we are powerful. I was made not to be hidden, not to be taken advantage of, not to be used, but to be unique. I stand here today to make a difference and help all who I meet, I know all girls feel this way. How would you feel if you knew your mother, daughter or sister was abused daily, sold for her body, sent away for example Chhaupadi prat...


A caged bird should be set free

Posted July 1, 2013 Avatar Francisca Lily

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A child has the right to return home. I await for the day I can return and place my foot on my earth. I want to feel the heat on my face and embrace the atmosphere. I yearn to hear the sounds and the smells of the busy city. The constant sounds of the car horns, music from the restaurants play and children busily chatting on their way to school. I want to feel the warm and loving embrace of my family and to see those I never ever had the chance to meet. I would like to...


Do I have a right to complain? I have an education

Posted June 24, 2013 Avatar Francisca Lily

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I live in a society where women/girls still face challenges. To name a few (at the top of my head) domestic violence, something like 20% less pay, forced marriages, rape and so on. But the one thing women/girls can do more (more a less) is own land, own a car, choose what job they do, walk out on the streets. But most importantly study, study away till their hearts are content! Study to be a great professor in a top university or just graduate high school and go into the world of w...


How do you feel the media represents disability?

Posted March 13, 2013 Avatar Francisca Lily

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I have started to investigate the way in which contemporary media represents disability (more specifically physical disability). After taking a closer look, I have realised that the media plays a huge role in society. Whether it be through radio, internet or broadcasts the media has a huge influence upon society. In my own opinion I do feel that the media does unfairly represent persons with disability. The mass media audience, I wonder what views they may have of persons with a...


Education should be for all!

Posted February 24, 2013 Avatar Francisca Lily

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As the plane takes off for one of its routine flights, so do these children. These children are living their normal lives day in day out. These children (whatever their background) make up the percentage of children in the world who are able to go to school, and even Secondary/High school! Imagine if the many millions upon million girls and boys were able to go to school. Imagine the benefits, future income and all round professional development would amount to things far greater than little or...


“Girl Rising” Let’s Dance (in happiness FOREVER!)

Posted February 18, 2013 Avatar Francisca Lily

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Although this video provokes happy thoughts and upon your first viewing I am presuming that you will that you will see groups of girls happy. But as stated, most of these girls have struggled in life. Education is the one thing that could have made them happy, supress their bad experiences or….. I don’t know! Whenever I watch this video (which I do frequently) I just thank God that I have an education and continue to be educated. I now realise that there is more to standing in front of a c...


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  • Francisca Lily

    Early Childhood Studies Undergraduate and Children's Champion for UNICEF | I have an interest in children's rights and access to education | "Educate all, but educate girls and they might just change the world".


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