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Education: The Key to Change

Publicado 13 de septiembre de 2014 Avatar Rodrigo Bustamante

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High School has gone by more quickly than I would have ever imagined. Most of us get overwhelmed with attempting to balance school, sports, extracurricular activities and social life (if you don’t, you are a super human, props). Time gets so limited that even every second counts. I laughed as a sixth grader because the Dean would always tell my class that “these seven years will fly by” and I thought it was so ridiculous. Well here I am, and now I realize how naïve I was. Being a junior i...


Youth inclusion in governance: #30PercentOrNothing vs. #30PercentForWetin

Publicado 13 de septiembre de 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Many Nigerians have, in recent months, decried the low level of participation of the youth in governance. The issue has become a trending topic both online and offline but this did not just happen in an instant. During a national conference earlier this year, a coalition of youths brought the issue to the fore. They affirmed that the estimated population of Nigerian youths, which constitute about 70 percent of the population, is twice the population of Ghana and more than the p...


One step in the democratization of education is off-campus learning

Publicado 12 de septiembre de 2014 no picture Rhia

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In recent times, online education has become more and more popular. It began with independent groups, such as Khan Academy, who began to offer online classes for people to improve on specific skills. Now, there are hundreds of Universities throughout the world who offer online courses, whether for credit or simply for their educational value. Even Harvard has an online component now, as part of edX, a group of schools offering online classes. I strongly believe that schools sho...


DEFORESTATION - WASTED RESOURCES

Publicado 11 de septiembre de 2014 no picture Nancy_VOYMaps_Zambia

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Zambia is known to have one of the highest deforestation rates in the world. This is mainly because most of its people depend highly on wood for fuel. Charcoal and timber production are the main causes of deforestation as well as bad farming methods such as the "Chitemen" System also referred to as the 'Slush and Burn' method. This is a case where farmers clear a piece of land by burning, to use for crop production and once the land proves unfertile, it is left bare, exposed and un...


A tale of tears and tails

Publicado 9 de septiembre de 2014 no picture Areej Riaz

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A common but widely ignored predicament is the indifference people show towards animals. Particularly in developing countries where agriculture is the primary industry, livestock and cattle are perceived as means to a better living, not vital to their livelihood. Since most of the rural farming communities in developing world usually live hand to mouth, they do not have enough means to; feed their livestock, treat their injuries and ailments, and have proper saddles and carriag...


Back to School

Publicado 8 de septiembre de 2014 no picture Daanial Chaudhry

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It's back to school season for many of us, and we are all going through different emotions. After all we are different people at different stages of our lives. But what are you feeling as you go back to school, college or university? Excited. For me the emotion is fear. Fear of failure. Fear of failing my GCSEs. But then as I sat on the train this morning I contemplated the thought of going back to school. Thinking. Wondering. "What do we actually learn at school?" We learn about...


Words of wisdom - from around the globe

Publicado 8 de septiembre de 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Grace: 长江后浪推前浪, 一代更比一代强 (Chinese) As in a river, the energy and vigor of the new generation excels the last one. Each generation will excel and surpass the last. 种一棵树的最佳时机是20年前,次佳时机是现在 (Chinese) The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the second best time is right now. Chris: Ndovu wawili wakisongana ziumiazo ni nyika. (Kiswahili) When two elephants fight, it is the grass th...


Dealing with Academic Pressure

Publicado 6 de septiembre de 2014 no picture Grace O

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There is a prevalent stereotype that Asian countries heap extreme amounts of academic pressure on their youth, and, in my community, that is completely true! Universities in my country don't pay attention to extra-curriculars, hobbies, or your passion- instead of a holistic application process, universities simply request your academic grades. Because of this, schools, teachers, parents, and even students, place too much pressure on themselves to perform well in school. So now that...


The AIDS crisis,the ''Dallas Buyers Club'' and ''the Normal Heart(s)'' that walk in ''the streets of Philadelphia''.

Publicado 5 de septiembre de 2014 no picture Artemis B.

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Let's talk about AIDS. Who has not heard about it? Unfortunately, this pandemic has been a part of our lives. According to WHO (World Health Organization): ''Since the beginning of the epidemic, almost 75 million people have been infected with the HIV virus and about 36 million people have died of HIV. Globally, 35.3 million [32.2–38.8 million] people were living with HIV at the end of 2012. An estimated 0.8% of adults aged 15–49 years worldwide are living with HIV, althoug...


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