How does your country rank?

Publié 14 août 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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Today’s world is considered a young world where more than 50% of the population is 25 years old and under. In the Commonwealth it is estimated that out of the 2 billion people living in the commonwealth 60% of the population are under the age of 30. The YDI defines youth development as “enhancing the status of young people, empowering them to build on their competencies and capabilities for life. It will enable young people to contribute and benefit from a politically stable,...


No water No Life; No Blue No Green – Sylvia Earle

Publié 7 août 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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*Close your eyes* Picture yourself flying over the Indian Ocean and you look down below and all you see is crystal blue waters and waves crashing. You take a look closer and see birds flying near the surface and dipping into the water occasionally. You dive into the water, 10 metres, 20 metres, 30 metres (just don’t hold your breath) and there with you are beautiful corals and fish. Be careful not to damage anything. It takes a long time for it to return the way it was. The S...


HARD AT WORK IN THE OFFICE AND FOR THE YOUTH...

Publié 31 juillet 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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Your name: Miss. Beryl Birgitta Payet Your age: 26 Years old Where are you originally from and where do you currently live? I'm originally from La Digue Island which is Seychelles' Fourth Largest Island. I am currently residing at Pointe Larue, a district of Seychelles' main island - Mahé. According to your business card – what is your job title? I'm a Senior Engineer of the Radio Communications Section at the Department of ICT (Seychelles' Broadcasting and...


SIDS YOUTH GLOBAL ACTION DAY - 24TH JULY 2014

Publié 23 juillet 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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To commemorate the SIDS Youth Global Action Day I thought I would write a post about small island developing states and what the youth in my country are doing to create awareness among ourselves about small island developing states and the role we are deciding to play in achieving sustainable development. Youth from small island developing states, including the Seychelles have been taking action throughout this month in preparation for the UN SIDS conference in Samoa 2014. Young...


The youth of the AIMS region (Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Mediterranean and South China Seas) decided it was time to take a stand, to create a legal entity and create a dedicated network for young people to advance their aim to promote sustainable development in the region.


Should the needle exchange programme be implemented in the Seychelles

Publié 13 juillet 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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An island treasure in the ocean has not been able to escape the rampant drug trade haunting the world today. Many families suffer daily as one of their members is addicted to drugs. The problem does not end there. With heroin administered with syringes, even more problems have emerged. This has included the potential of propagation of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. The Ministry of Health is contemplating whether the needle exchange programme should be implemented in the Seychelles....


If I were a millionaire I would teach a man how to fish

Publié 8 juillet 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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As the proverb goes: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. If I were a millionaire I would teach the world how to fish. I use the phrase how to fish metaphorically, we do not need so many fishermen. Poverty is one of the greatest problems of the world. A millionaire alone will not be able to eradicate poverty but the investment in the human race can be a big step in the right direction. Why does poverty exist?...


Proud to be a Seychellois

Publié 1 juillet 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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I am a 24 year old islander who practises as an advocate in the Seychelles courts and during out-of-office hours commits her time to empowerment of young people through my role as Speaker of the 11th cohort of the Seychelles National Youth Assembly. As a person who strongly believes that social human rights should be upheld first and foremost before people can diligently exercise their political human right, I am proud that my community places education and health as a priority....


TOO WEAK TO SPEAK

Publié 19 juin 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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A child is born, a resource to our world; Her first thought is not the right vote; In her mother’s arms she’s curled; Her eyes full of hope. She cries because she is hungry; Her mother’s heart aches, For she has no food to give her; But it is that which she needs. A right to food, a right to a home, A right to feel safe, a right to roam; The world awaits her vote but she awaits a meal; It is that which the world must give her. Her mother’s love, a warm plate...


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