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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...


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...


A good Road network is vital

Publié 9 septembre 2014 Avatar Luckson_VOYMaps_Zambia

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Road maintenance is vital to the well being of so many societies across Zambia - especially a good road network. Kitwe is not an exception; it being one of the major mining town on the copper belt province. If roads are in a bad state this raises major concern for the local people. Especially when transporting copper and other goods outside the province. Faulty roads were one of the major challenges in so many communities but due some positive actions that are being taken now, th...


Is it controversial? - LGTB rights

Publié 8 septembre 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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"Dude that's so gay" When did phrases like this become an insult? Have you ever been called "faggot" or "fag"? When and why did people make this a degrading term? When did being gay become an illness or an abnormality? Why do people go against gay rights? I believe it's because of one thing and it's total ignorance. Some may take it on the religious side but Pope Francis said : What am I supposed to do, if a son of God comes seeking help and he's gay? Am I supposed to turn th...


NCDs : How Trigeminal Neuralgia Took Over My Life

Publié 22 août 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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Have you ever heard of Trigeminal Neuralgia? It's very likely you haven't. "It is estimated that 1 in 15,000 or 20,000 people suffer from TN" (Wikipedia.org) So what is Trigeminal Neuralgia? It is a rare neuropathic disorder that affects the side of the face with stabbing electric shocks that come from the Trigeminal nerve which is a nerve consisting of 3 branches that is located on the side of the face. It affects the jaw, mouth, ear, scalp, teeth, the ocular nerves and...


Can you understand me?

Publié 20 août 2014 Avatar Francisca Lily

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I have been on holiday now for 4 months, I have been working in a nursery. Like most places, no one person is the same! Especially the languages they speak. The nursery I work in is very diverse! Staff and children alike are from South America to Asia! I have loved it! I feel like a child who has been given their favourite toy! I decided to learn a few phrases from the Arabic, French, Urdu, Latin and Hebrew language. I have square eyes from being in front of the computer learni...


Mental Health and It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Publié 12 août 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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What is mental health to you? What comes to mind when you hear mental health? Mental health is a very complex and often ignored topic amongst youth. The reality is young people also suffer from mental health issues. It's often put aside because the most common issue of mental health among teens and young adults is depression. Now, depression is a much bigger problem than it's said to be. Depression can lead to many things. Depression can be caused by a series of things,...


Education!

Publié 4 août 2014 no picture Julies_Connect_Zambia

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We know education is a form of learning in which knowledge and skills of people are passed on generation after generation through teaching or even research. Why must many youths be limited when it comes to education? Is it the lack of learning institutions in many countries? Or the fact that many youths do not have the self drive/ motivation and desire to be educated? Nelson Mandela once said "education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" so as...


My treasured tree

Publié 2 août 2014 no picture Jonathan_connect_zambia

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Prayer being offered by a tree: ''those who pass by hear me. I am the bed you sleep on am the firewood you use for cooking am the support of your house aren't you tired of using me spare me now'' hear the cry of the trees let us not cut down trees!"


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