All posts tagged with: youth

Media Spotlights Youth Mappers in Brazil

Publié 12 septembre 2013 Avatar Joe @unicefgis

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This week the incredible work of youth mappers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has been highlighted by two prestigious media organizations, the BBC and Fast Company. Since August 2011 years over 250 youth mappers have been trained in Brazil by Centro de Promoção da Saúde – CEDAPS (www.cedaps.org.br) with the support of UNICEF. The young people are learning how mobile phones and modified kites rigged with cameras can be innovative tools for reporting environmental risks and hazards....


Uncovering digital habits among teens in 'Africa’s Silicon Valley'

Publié 12 septembre 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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Mary* (16) and Portia* (17) live in Kawangware - a low-income neighbourhood in Nairobi, Kenya. Neither are currently attending school – Portia is helping her family by looking after her older sister’s baby while Mary is studying to become a hairdresser to supplement her family’s income. Nevertheless, both have their own mobile phones and consider them to be prized possessions. They both started using Facebook about seven months ago, and when asked, consider themselves to be...


Education for Girls and Boys alike

Publié 14 septembre 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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All over the world, millions of young boys and girls are unable to get proper education. In countries like India, Nepal, Colombia and various parts of Africa, girls are often married off and boys are forced to work on the streets to earn a living for their family. Resources like clean water, food and shelter are perhaps not even available, however we must consider the premium of education. The key to ending the global chain, that perpetuates itself and has done so for centuries, is...


DISCOVER THE 'REAL' YOU

Publié 16 septembre 2013 no picture enenim

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"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom" - Aristotle. Any true body transformation starts with self discovery. The average Nigerian youth is yet to discover his/herself. Opinions are influenced by what people say, think or do. This inability to truly discover who we are, what we want and what we want to be remembered for, is the reason behind most of the 'unreasonable' actions we see around us everyday. I was having a discussion with a friend I met recently and he told me of how he coul...


OUR DEMANDS HAVE NOT CHANGED-YOUTHS

Publié 16 septembre 2013 no picture Aniebiet Ubon

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By Aniebiet Ubon, Esquire “Yesterday is gone tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin...” – Mother Teresa “Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.” – Martin Luther King Jr. First of all, I am glad I belong to today’s generation of youth; the largest generation of youth the world has ever known. (1) It is interesting and inspiring to see more and more youth join the discourse, and crusades; they are begi...


The Me in the Mirror

Publié 20 septembre 2013 Avatar kaymiUnicef

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This article is in response to Enenim Ubon's "Discover the Real You " Article HERE. I actually wrote this a couple of years ago when I was the shy and timid type, and after writing this and placing it on my wall, every morning I would look through it, recite and it worked for me, who knows it might do same for you too........ Hi you, Listen, i have had enough of your everyday complains As from now, you do as i say Enough with your self-criticism, low esteem and condemna...


Hey, We need Water!

Publié 21 septembre 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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Recently, I went through something that was pretty revelatory. I mean, I never understood why some things in terms of global issue prioritization made it first/ over Education. In my opinion, I always thought and always will think that Education comes first. Then, one of my close family members told me that education would rarely ever benefit anyone if they could not go to school because they were too sick. Upon asking the reasons for whatever illness they had acquired, I realized...


Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez is a 13 year old environmental activist from Boulder, Colorado in the USA. He was in New York this week for the UN General Assembly side events and Voices of Youth had the opportunity to speak to this remarkable young man. Part One VOY: How are you involved in civic and social activism? I’ve been involved in activism since I was 6 years old when I did my first public speaking engagement, and since then I’ve been working in my community with...


Journalists in Peril

Publié 29 septembre 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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Who brings the news to civilians in Syria? In the United States, we have the liberty of free press. Our news is so accessible we have a 24-hour news network. There are written sources, connections on social media, and endless television broadcasts. However, in more impoverished or politically restricted countries, journalism is restrained heavily. While speaking to the US Director of Reporters without Borders (or Reporters Sans Frontières - RSF), I learned a few things about the p...


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