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Rejection: A Beginning or an End?

Posted no picture Nina Archie , student

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Nina Archie
Member since March 16, 2018
  • 1 Post

Rejection is both a beginning and an end. It is a beginning for you to start a new chapter, to begin a new story, and an open door leading to new chances and opportunities. Yet, it is also an end to a story, to a journey, and removing people who aren't meant to be in your life.Being a pessimist in my 15 years of existence, I always think that rejection is something that people won't choose. Rejection may be an end for most of us because we are blinded by the sadness it gives. But, if we look dee...

Youth Faces of the world

Posted Avatar Yeshna

Avatar Yeshna
Member since November 1, 2015
  • 47 Posts
  • Age 19

When I joined VOY years ago, I was 17, and still in High School. I had a very regular life: I used to wake up, go to school, come back home, study, sleep and repeat. I used to live in my own shell focused on my own life problems, like how to have a good social life or get better grades at school. On weekends, I would spend time with my family and then go back to that routine on Monday. Then gradually everything changed. I got back the voice I lost, the light that faded, and since then there has...


Posted no picture AOsman

no picture AOsman
Member since March 8, 2017
  • 3 Posts

Unity,The hope for this World,As we sit here today,The World isn’t all that gray,Our actions are the light,That can steer this generation right,To where many have dreamed,But what was deemed,To be impossible with all they have seen,There maybe some,Whom say we are too young,That our tongues are among those silenced,And that we should wait for our turn,Because theirs is just getting started,Now listen here,Let me share your ear,Because what I say next is no Shakespeare,Your voice does matter,How...

Girls just want to have fun(damental rights)

Posted no picture TifeSanusi

no picture TifeSanusi
Member since March 16, 2018
  • 1 Post

"Do you cook?" My Aunt Funmi asked me."No, I'm hopelessly lost in the kitchen.""You had better learn," she advised me. "For when you get married and you have to cook for your husband."I had decided to spend the summer of 2016 in my uncle's house in Abuja, the nation's capital. It was during my stay there that I realised that there were so many things that I took for granted that other people have to fight for. Back at home, it did not matter if you were male or female, we were all judged by the...

Get into a habit of reading books

Posted no picture fatema zohra , student

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fatema zohra
Member since December 16, 2017
  • 2 Posts

Have you entered your imagination while reading a book? I always go deep inside a story while reading it; and trust me it gives joy. In this era of technology, we are always busy with the internet, our mobiles and laptops. But we should sometimes take some rest and put these things aside.Every day, before going to bed I put my mobile aside and read a book. It not only relaxes me, it also gives me some inner peace. We all know that "knowledge is power". And we can gain knowledge by reading books....

The youth have spoken

Posted Avatar Nikoleta Michalova

Avatar Nikoleta Michalova
Member since March 4, 2018
  • 1 Post
  • Age 19

7 years ago, a group of young people stood up in front of the policymakers during the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna to raise their voice about drugs for the first time.Drugs impact young people more than anyone else; they impact their families, their friends, and their education. So it is only fair that young people get engaged in prevention activities and make sure that they and their peers are strong enough to deal with cha...

How war changed me

Posted Avatar Nada Alshikh

Avatar Nada Alshikh
Member since September 28, 2017
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 18

2011I was 11-years-old when the war started in my country, Syria. I was too young to understand what was happening.Before the war started, my life was perfect, I had everything I wanted, I had many friends, my family and I had spent time together, we were a happy family and no one had to leave our home country. I had many dreams: I wanted to be a doctor, be with my friends forever, or grow older in the same place where I lived.But suddenly, I found myself without dreams, friends, or dolls. I wok...

Equality a new mission or incomplete one

Posted no picture vrinda malik , Undergrad student

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vrinda malik
Member since March 8, 2018
  • 1 Post

Applaud a caring daughter not by saying you are my son; but by saying you are my child. Applaud a brave woman not by saying you are brave like man; but by saying you are brave. If applauded for not being a women but merely acting like a man; how should we take it: as a praise, an insult or a phase of an unexplained inequality?We are Living in a century where gender equality exists but we stand at a position where it’s just prevailing for the sake of it. We are the survivors of the "unexplained i...

The road to another Makoko

Posted no picture Odedere Aanuoluwapo , Sexual and reproductive health educator/ Researcher

no picture Sexual and reproductive health educator/ Researcher
Odedere Aanuoluwapo
Member since July 4, 2015
  • 2 Posts
  • Age 27

For a moment I thought I was at the popular 'Makoko' in Lagos state, Nigeria. Kids running around naked, houses built on wooden support, schools sited on a large expanse of wastes as in a slum and yet people living normally as though they were on a gold mine! This is not Makoko, but another Low income community in Lagos; and this is where I met her.She should be in her early thirties or late twenties and already has four children with no husband or support. As we talked, the sun shone brightly;...

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