Blogs

#deleteFacebook: A Trend Not Everyone Can Afford

29/03/2018

Not just a social networking site. Find out how how important Facebook's infrastructure is in the developing world. 

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5 ways the fashion industry must change to accommodate people with disabilities

28/03/2018

By the force of her personality and with the aid of technology, Sinéad Burke is on a mission to change the global fashion industry for the better.

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You need to learn about the Eco-Clubs taking root in Paraguay

29/03/2018

Three years ago, Joseph Sarvary and his cofounders declared their vision for an education program which could revolutionise the way children learn about the environment.

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In the face of economic hardship, this teacher is transforming her local community

29/03/2018

OYW Ambassador Angela Edward, who lives and was raised in Jackson, Michigan is working to improve its children’s life opportunities and their sense of connection with the wider world.

 

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Director of Pittsburgh Public Schools - “We need to reevaluate how we teach today’s students”

29/03/2018

OYW Ambassador Kevin Carter: "Some teachers need to go back to being taught."

 

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Facing violent oppression, Afghan women fight back with the pen and the Internet

26/03/2018

Led by OYW Ambassador Noorjahan Akbar, a group of women writers are determined not to allow the endemic violence in Afghanistan to be passed on to future generations.

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Young Americans have found their voice—and they’re putting NRA-backed politicians on notice

25/03/2018

OYW Ambassador Billy Kovacs, Prospect: Compared to the high school students at March for Our Lives, I'm an old man. But I too understand what it means to lose a friend—and to fight for change

 

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"I lost my father to gun violence" - A personal take ahead of March for our Lives

23/03/2018

Ahead of March for our Lives, OYW Ambassador Abraham M. Keita shares why America must listen to its young people. 

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I'm from one of Belize's poorest districts - This is what I'm doing to support my community

23/03/2018

Juan Bol's PODER is tackling the sources of poverty in Toledo whose indigenous subset accounts for 40% of the nation's poor.

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This entrepreneur is on a mission to provide every young Cameroonian with employment

23/03/2018

As a child and teenager, Madelle Khanga witnessed first-hand the effects of bad governance especially with regards to youth unemployment. She's now equipping Cameroonians with the skills they need to build a successful future.

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It's Anti-Racism Week in South Africa - are we any closer to ending it?

20/03/2018

OYW Ambassador Shakira Choonara: "Over twenty years later, why are we accepting clear and evident discrimination?"

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A message of hope to survivors of abuse

16/03/2018

Activist and poet Dillon Ollivierre shares a message of hope to survivors of abuse.

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