All posts tagged with: youth

Education: The Key to Change

Publicado 13 de septiembre de 2014 Avatar Rodrigo Bustamante

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Se registró el día 22 de agosto de 2014
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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...


Helping young talent blossom - Art Fusion 2014

Publicado 8 de septiembre de 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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Se registró el día 7 de junio de 2014
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In many posts I have done previously on VoY, I have brought to you stories of youth initiatives and considerations in my country, which are implemented to support today's youth, facilitating the betterment of the next generation in the process. This post is a bit different - it is about the older generation doing their share in helping young talent blossom. Today I walked in to the Bougainvillea Ballroom of the Galadari Hotel in Colombo to witness an art & crafts exhibition....


“Who will care for us?” and more in the news this week

Publicado 7 de septiembre de 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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The first work week of September has been enriching. I got to know about a number of eye-opening publications released this month. Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict - a network of international non-governmental organizations, striving to protect children in war zones - released one of such reports. According to their website, Watchlist was formed in 2001 by a group of leading human rights and humanitarian organizations in response to the need for improved monitoring and re...


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 unemployment : The Drop that Spilled the Glass

Publicado 4 de septiembre de 2014 no picture Yosr Jouini

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If I have to pick one big challenge for youth in my country, it’ll definitely be unemployment. As a Tunisian young citizen, I have always been worried about the raising rate of unemployment. In fact, the unemployment rate among Tunisian university degree holders is 30 percent, more than twice the 2005 rate of 14 percent. Year after year, the number of young people with a university degree increases, but also a large number of them find a major difficulty in finding a job. F...


Between opulence and poverty

Publicado 1 de septiembre de 2014 Avatar paola.suarez

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Se registró el día 13 de febrero de 2014
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Hi everyone!, if you´ve read any of my posts you might already know I live in Chile but I am Colombian. This week's post topic brought me back to the harsh inequality reality highly present here but a lot more directly noticeable there back in my country. Since I am not there I´m not going to portrait a particular case but I will introduce you to 2 different realities coexisting at a bare minimum distance. So I´m from Barranquilla, where it´s summer all year long pretty muc...


7th World Summit on Media for Children

Publicado 30 de agosto de 2014 Avatar tomJr

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Did you know that the 7th World Summit on Media for Children is coming up soon? It will take place from 8-10 September 2014 in Kuala Lumpur. Anybody from the VOY community going there? Let us know! Read more at http://www.wsmc2014.org/


My Conclusion-What matters most to youth?

Publicado 30 de agosto de 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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If you are wondering what I am concluding, kindly check the first two posts here and here. It is great to know that our youth know what changes to expect and demand from our leaders for the benefit of society and national prosperity. After listening and interacting with many young people like myself, I have come up with some wrap-up points-or words of wisdom, like the older people say it here. I hope many youths find invaluable advice in these words. 1. Education is not...


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