All posts tagged with: education

#Read2Riches: Social Media & Reading Culture

Publié 2 octobre 2014 no picture Fasoranti Damilola

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As we scan for the latest gists on Social Media with our handy gadgets, today's youths are beginning to think towards climbing the seat of power, making their voices heard, reinventing the wheel of tradition and getting enlisted among world heroes via Social Media. Social Media is definitely marking its footprint on the productive years of the young people and adults alike. Teachers, educators and parents daily express their concerns as technology and Social Media seems to be t...


Will Innovations Solve Africa's Pressing Challenges?

Publié 30 septembre 2014 Avatar Brighton_EduConnect_Zambia

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As you may be aware one of the great things about social media is its reach and, as we saw from the various forms of the Arab Spring, its ability to bring about rapid change. A number of initiatives have been using social media platforms in Africa in innovative new ways – particularly when it comes to engaging and activating wider audiences – and particularly the youth – around issues that matter the most to them. On the 22nd of October 2014 I spoke at Strathmore Universi...


What matters to youth in Algeria

Publié 28 septembre 2014 no picture GHEBOULI Zinelabidine

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Youth are the hope of every country, they represent a major power. If we could use this power for the good of the country, I assure you that the future will be such a great one. But if we try to create obstacles and to prohibit those youth from building their country, I can say we won’t get anything, we will be like someone who is playing with the fire! I guess if the leaders of a country don't try to encourage youth, these leaders must expect a disaster in the future. They w...


What are the barriers to education in Brazil & Mexico?

Publié 23 septembre 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Yesterday a really interesting event took place at the UNICEF offices in New York. A group of youth delegates from Brazil and Mexico shared their personal stories and views on what the barriers are to education in their countries. The issues that they raised included: 1.Schools where teachers don't speak indigenous languages; 2. Poor quality of text books; 3. Violence and discrimination - especially for LGBT and indigenous youth; 4. Schools that are located far from w...


SO THERE'S CLIMATE CHANGE, WHAT NEXT?

Publié 23 septembre 2014 no picture Andrew Jikanza - VOY - Zambia

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SO THERE’S CLIMATE CHANGE, WHAT NEXT? When I ask people questions regarding climate change I receive many answers; but most of them go along these lines: "it is God who made the Earth he obviously has a plan," or "the earth is probably just changing to prepare us for evolution". Whatever the case Earth is our home and it is our responsibility to maintain it. When dealing with a problem we often need to first identify the problem; in this case the problem is climate change. Climate...


THE VOICE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Publié 23 septembre 2014 no picture Katongo_VOY_CONNECT

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THE VOICE OF SOCIAL MEDIA# In today’s world people can communicate over great distances. You can even chat with someone who is on the other side of the globe as though you were in the same room. All this is possible because of social media. Social media is an essential tool in the work that we do as advocates for change and if anything voices of youth is a social networking site. Not long ago I had the privilege of attending the Zambia Children’s Climate Conference 7 and o...


Mixed feelings for Gaza’s children as they return to a new school year

Publié 22 septembre 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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The sight of schoolchildren filing into classrooms across Gaza last week was a welcome sign that in one respect at least, life in the territory is returning to some kind of normality after a traumatic summer of conflict and bloodshed. Pupils at the privately-run American International School in Gaza were back in class a week before the new academic year even began. Staff said they wanted to find a way of helping the children get back into a routine as soon as possible, so that...


When a movie gives you a motivation.

Publié 22 septembre 2014 no picture Artemis B.

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In a previous article, I wrote about AIDS, including three movies about AIDS, homosexuality and homophobia. One of them was ''The Normal Heart'', the autobiographical play by Larry Kramer which became a movie. When I wrote about it I mentioned my big love for it since it really inspired me. So please let me share a few more thoughts with you about this movie. In the photo you can see Mr.Ryan Murphy who many of you know from other works like "Glee" and "American Horror Story". H...


Story of Basanta Adhikari, a youth advocate in Nepal

Publié 21 septembre 2014 Avatar Ready Willing and Able

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“To fall in a mud is not a disgrace but to stay there is”. I failed many times in my life, but I never thought myself as a failure, more I failed, more I tried to stand up being stronger than before. For me Muhammad Ali is right, he says, “The meaning of life is not simply to exist or to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer”. I always think with same attitude to make myself better person than before and help the people who are in need. What do we...


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