All posts tagged with: youth

Scholarships play a vital role in education

Publicado 30 de octubre de 2014 no picture Eric Mbotiji

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Taking a walk down the streets of Yaounde, the capital city of Cameroon, I overheard two young people conversing. They were comparing their standards and level of education. One of them talked about how he has gone to a professional university and will soon be enrolling to do his masters program. His friend heaved, sighed, and said he wished his dream of becoming an agricultural engineer could be a reality but his parents cannot afford for the cost of training him to a professi...


Achieving Food Security in Times of Crisis

Publicado 29 de octubre de 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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We observed “International Food Day” on 16th October. This year theme of the day was “Family Farming – Feeding the World, Caring the Earth”. Family farming helps in achieving food security by eradicating hunger, improving livelihoods, achieving sustainability etc. In this modern 21st century, sustainability of mankind is challenged by various problems like climate change, disease outbreaks (for example: Ebola), pollution, youth unemployment etc. However, the major &am...


What does it mean to be Latin American?

Publicado 28 de octubre de 2014 Avatar Rodrigo Bustamante

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Se registró el día 22 de agosto de 2014
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  • Edad 16

When many people think of Latin Americans immediately they may refer to mariachis, poor countries, corrupt governments, exotic foods and maybe they may know one or two presidents. According to Merriam Webster, the definition of Latin American is: all the people from Spanish America and Brazil. This definition doesn’t even scratch the surface of what being Latin American means to me. Latin America isn’t just the land of coup d’états, poor people, or troubled histories; rather...


How I would end electoral fraud as president

Publicado 28 de octubre de 2014 Avatar Pao Suárez

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Se registró el día 13 de febrero de 2014
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I guess many of you when you were younger, asked yourselves what would you solve and how if you were president? I did it myself a lot of times, especially because living in Colombia means living surrounded by incipient violence. There are many things related to the never-ending violent history of Colombia that I would like to change: prostitution, drug dealing, scam or laundering but there is one that has particular importance for me. A few days ago I was studying about Chile...


In Focus: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Publicado 24 de octubre de 2014 Avatar End Sexual Violence

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In this focus piece, Youth to End Sexual Violence explores the issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). From the blog: "My legs were completely numb and the pain between them was so intense. I wished I would die. I felt my poor mother hold me in her arms - my memory ends at this instant until I opened my eyes and the killer woman was gone. I was lying on the ground close to a rock, and my legs were tied together with strips of cloth binding me from my ankles to my hips so I could not move..."

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"My legs were completely numb and the pain between them was so intense. I wished I would die. I felt my poor mother hold me in her arms - my memory ends at this instant until I opened my eyes and the killer woman was gone. I was lying on the ground close to a rock, and my legs were tied together with strips of cloth binding me from my ankles to my hips so I could not move. I turned my head towards the rock - it was drenched with blood as if an animal had been slaughtered there. I saw...my meat -...


Advocacy for the Young

Publicado 23 de octubre de 2014 no picture H4WinJC

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They plead that you may for once; Understand them with honest kindness With futile prejudice you ignore them Before they even open up to you They have so many questions in life; Seeking someone's sincere listen Behind your mask not even your eyes; Are available for their unfeigned plea They open their mouths to cry louder; For someone to their tears benignly heed You block your ears hastily dubbing them The lost generation you in fear loathe...


Youth Participation: What We Need

Publicado 23 de octubre de 2014 Avatar Abdul Mufeez Shaheed

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  • Edad 22

Recently I have had the opportunity to chair 2 or 3 events (in Morocco) which deal with youth and their participation in the society. I was delighted yet surprised to see the level of enthusiasm that was shown by the participants. One of the event was an AIESEC- Morocco initiative called "Youth Leadership Day- Morocco in 10 years time". There were speakers from all backgrounds and nationalities who spoke on issues such as Women Empowerment, Ebola, Youths in Africa, Participatio...


Youth voices must be heard in Kurdistan Region

Publicado 21 de octubre de 2014 Avatar Avin Omar

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When the current leaders of Kurdistan get older and die… Who will lead? In the 21st century the power that is leading the world is youth's, but in Kurdistan it's Old’s. Whether it is good or bad, is a different story. The first independent Kurdish Government was declared in 1992 and after 2003 when the Baath Regime in Iraq was ended, the Region became more stable and economic growth started to raise rapidly, many doors were opened for globalization; hundreds of National...


My Earth; My Responsibility

Publicado 21 de octubre de 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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Earth is a beautiful living planet of the Universe as the common habitat of more than 7 billion human population & millions of species of biodiversity. Our Earth provides us with food, shelter & with most of our requirements. Despite unavoidable free services provided by earth to humans we are not being able to pay off her kindness to us. Rather we humans are being cruel to our Earth by our selfish activities. Mahatma Gandhi said, “Earth provides enough to satisfy every...


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