Voices of Youth feature: Child of Africa

This blog post is a collaboration between Winifred Ahupa and Ala Oueslati

Something tugs me here

In my belly

Like the strings of a banjo

Struck by hands or legs

Your might defies what

A child possesses

Your birthsong of love

Filters in, slowly at first

Like the emergence of

A baby lunar crescent

Then with a suddenness

You kick the walls of me

Sending jolts of lyrics-

That dispels […]

20 July 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Voices of Youth feature: “The Climate Crisis: Why Youth Must Act”

By Will DiGravio

As I write these words, California is experiencing one of the worst and most prolonged droughts the United States has ever seen. The United Kingdom has persevered through its hottest July day ever recorded, India is recovering from the fifth worst heat wave in history, and in Australia, believe it or not, lizards are […]

10 July 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Voices of Youth Feature: The Emancipation

By Ala Oueslati

Religion is a source of knowledge, inspiration, hope and serenity that people hold to give them purpose, value and peace. That is not what I was taught when I was younger. That is not what is being taught where I come from.

What I was taught though, like most young people in the Middle East […]

7 July 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Voices of Youth Feature: Invisible Wounds

By Bhavana

Neurons…. We are wired to think, react, imagine, focus and remember. Memories are tricky, you can repress them for years but at the sight of a black mosaic tile they are back. Like it was only yesterday. Your heart beating frantically, sweat lining your eyebrows, neurons.

She was late. Her watch stopped at 10 but […]

30 June 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Voices of Youth Feature: A Narrative of a South African Graduate

By Itumeleng Mphure

My day has finally come! As I shop for the perfect dress I cannot help but feel like I am on top of the world. The four years of sleepless nights spent studying and living on coffee and energy drinks are finally paying off. I am finally graduating with my Bachelor’s degree. As […]

29 June 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Voices of Youth Feature: An Eighth of a Story

By Pia Fleig

I am a European. I have received a very good education, I have succeeded in my A-levels, I can go to any University I want and study more than a human mind can imagine. And yet, I feel like I know so little of reality. As much as my school tried to teach […]

25 June 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Voices of Youth Feature: Use Condoms, Stay Safe

By Mr Gerald

Who would have thought that one day teenagers would be encouraged to use condoms, especially in Africa, where talking about sex is a taboo? Well, when push comes to shove, what has to be done has to be done – even if it requires distributing condoms among high school students who are mostly […]

24 June 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Global Chat: Quality Education for all Youth

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8 May 2015|Envoy’s news|

On disaster resilience, ‘we must listen to those who know their communities’ says UNICEF Director General Anthony Lake

Children and youth are a major part of community-level responses to disasters and must play an important role in risk reduction, United Nations officials said today in Sendai, Japan, with the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) challenging a gathering of youth representatives to demand that they be involved in processes that impact them.

“We […]

17 March 2015|Envoy’s news|

Voices Of Youth Blogging Internship call for applications

Are you between the ages of 14 and 24?

Do you care about social, cultural, political and economic issues?

Are you interested in improving your blogging and digital media skills?

Applications for the Vices Of Youth blogging internship 2015 are now open!

This is your chance to apply for a 4 months blogging internship with Voices of Youth – […]

2 March 2015|Opportunities for Youth|