Photography for storytelling

Posted August 21, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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I had the pleasure of attending an event organised by UNICEF Sri Lanka today. I did a photo-post earlier inviting enthusiasts to attend the event, themed #Photography for storytelling, which was in fact a continuation of the #Y4C (Youth for Children) Dialogue. The event featured a line-up of interesting speakers, passionate undertakers of the art of photography, who delivered remarks and personal stories on various aspects of photography. The event also highlighted a promo of t...


#Photography for Storytelling

Posted August 19, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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An open invitation to all enthusiasts! Join UNICEF Sri Lanka at this event announcing the 3rd Youth for Children (#Y4C) Dialogue: #Photography for storytelling. This will be carried out in line with ‘Children in Focus’ (#CiF) photo competition done in partnership with Canon-Metropolitan and Rotaract Shutterbug (an initiative by the Rotaract Club of Panadura) to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (#CRC). Join us next Thursday at...


What the Communists forgot

Posted August 15, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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Community owned property. Collective contribution. Equal wealth distribution. And Justice For All. Justice it is, for there comes about the complete absence of inequality, and Thomas Piketty would have the least worry of authoring another book. What is equal in not always what is just, but for what it’s worth, subjectivity leaves room for the ambiguous to play with your mind. I guess this is the same with every form of political - or other - theory introduced by humans. Everyone has the inhe...


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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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...


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...


What matters to the youth in Sri Lanka

Posted July 27, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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This is a topic I have given a lot of time to ponder over, even before I was selected for the VOY internship. In fact, if one gives sufficient time and attention to the matter, one would find a spectrum of youth considerations that have found place among the Sri Lankan communities. I decided to sum up the whole gamut of things into one word: Rights. Over the years, even during the young days of my parents and much before that, the Sri Lankan youth have been very particular about...


Legalising prostitution: the two sides of the argument

Posted July 20, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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One Saturday morning about a year back, I was walking down a road in one major suburb of Colombo (Sri Lanka’s commercial capital). It was 6 am and the road was deserted, far from the image of the bustling city you’d see in the day time. About 20 feet in front of me was a woman. Probably in her late 40s, this plump woman was eyeing both sides of the road suspiciously, walking backwards and forwards on nervous feet. I passed this woman without taking much notice that day. L...


Global Survey on Youth

Posted July 16, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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This is an open invitation to the youth of the world. Being a youth activist from Sri Lanka, I have always been passionate about contemporary issues faced by youth. In view of this I took part as a delegate at World Conference on Youth 2014, where I was able to get in touch with youth activists from different parts of the world, who were specialising in a diverse areas of work, ranging from gender equality to youth-led development. Taking a step further, I have applied to be...


How money should work (Rephrasing; If I was a Millionaire)

Posted July 9, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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I have always been proud of being a teetotaller. It was a principle that I associated with my life from the very young days and to this day I have lived my life adhering to it with fierce commitment. Presently, I am interning at the Sri Lanka Anti-Narcotics Association, an organisation which works towards realising a drug- and alcohol-free nation. But sadly, alcohol seems to be a ‘sport for the trendy’ in our island nation today. ‘Statistics’ say that alcoholism is on...


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    Studying Business Finance and International Relations. Purist. Atheist. Politics nerd. Musicaholic. Unconditional Apple lover. Interning at Sri Lanka Anti Narcotics Association. Volunteering at UNV Sri Lanka.


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