Authentic volunteering first, building CV last

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The United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Volunteer Report (UNDP, UNV) (2015;13) estimates that there are 1 billion volunteers worldwide. International Federation of Red Cross, Global Volunteering Review Report (2015;3) points that as many as 17 million volunteers participate in 189 countries. If there is such a substantial number of volunteers worldwide, and we tripled it to 3 billion, we could have state and non-state institutions responding faster to service delivery than now;...


The promotion of youth entrepreneurship is a policy objective for many countries. The very integrated role that e-commerce plays in a number of economies is significantly changing the way that small and medium enterprises can access foreign markets and utilize innovative business tools.However, a very real concern for a number of youth communities across the world is the role that e-commerce platforms will play on the commercialization of cultural heritage and the intellectual property rights of...


“Fake it until you make it”, says an English aphorism. That is exactly how a group of teenagers from a small Macedonian city, Veles,made it by faking news and spreading them on social media. Until the autumn of 2016, not many had heard about the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, even less about Veles. The city became infamous thanks to a dozen of teens, who used the US presidential elections to earn money by promoting fake news. The country was even dubbed to be the ‘Fake News Factory’ or ‘...


Mother languages - Dividing us and bringing us together

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They say it takes a village to raise a child. But I grew up wrestling with more than one village.Native in Samoan and immersed in her rich culture and heritage, I was confident at home and in our wider ethnic community where I felt accepted. But going to school in New Zealand was that weird place where the sky was always falling. It was there where I quickly discovered that I was a minority and that most people had a very negative view of my kind. They laughed at the way I spoke and excluded me...


Water: It's time to save our most vital resource

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What are the first things that come to mind when you hear the word 'Mediterranean'? The sun? The beaches? The beautiful landscape? The culture and history? The wine? It is certainly true that the Mediterranean is a rich region full of these resources (and more!). The area covers 22 countries, 46,000 km of coastline, three continents: Africa, Asia and Europe and hosts a population of 480 million people (EEA. 2015). However, the region faces considerable challenges due to climate change and the i...


The power of youth in ensuring education for all

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In Nigeria, millions of young people of all ages lack access to quality education opportunities. The reasons behind this can be attributed to all sorts of diverse and complex challenges with the educational system, from low academic achievement, outdated curriculum, poor teaching methods, inadequate funding, poor access and retention, low literacy and numeracy rates, poor infrastructural support and, above all, inequity! These issues prevent many young people from acquiring the skills they need...


Shifting the narrative on education in Africa

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As a child, I really struggled at school. Not only did I have difficulties with the curriculum, but I also found fitting in and communicating with my teachers and peers quite tough. It wasn't until I was older that I found out about Dyslexia. It made me think to myself, what if we had an education system that incorporated innovative approaches to learning so that no child is left behind?As someone with first-hand experience of the benefits that education can bring to Africa, I decided to launch...


Working together for a culture of peace

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Intercultural dialogue refers to the open and respectful exchange of views between individuals and groups with different ethnic, cultural, religious and linguistic backgrounds. in other words, it means living together with our differences, while furthering universal respect for justice and human rights upon which this coexistence depends.Never before has the world been as connected as it is today. However, we as individuals still struggle to find ways to live together. Globalization has changed...


Young 1ove - It's time to talk about HIV/AIDS

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When I was six years old, my mother died of HIV but I was never told what happened to her. Even today, talking about safe sex and HIV in my country, Botswana, remains taboo. As a young female activist at university, I was desperate to change the way young people view, and talk about, HIV/AIDS. During one of my courses, I read a research paper about a class on “sugar daddies” in Kenya that had reduced teenage pregnancy by 28%! This resonated with me as it shows that openly discussing issues aroun...


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