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"Is SA’s education system the worst in Africa? Not according to the data South Africa’s former apartheid-era foreign affairs minister, Pik Botha, recently claimed that the country’s education system is the worst in Africa. How much does Botha know about education system rankings? Very little it turns out. Data shows that while South Africa lags behind a number of African countries, there are many with worse education systems." Read more: http://bit.ly/17N4QGW Photo:...


I wonder why my campus allows students to smoke in the campus area. It just doesn't make any sense how a sacred and honoured institution like university gives permission for student-smokers. Pay a visit to the canteen, you will sense the haze that comes from cigarettes filling the air. There is just a small room left for fresh air. What makes you fit in my campus' canteen? Cigarettes probably do since a lot of people use it to be socially accepted. Hence, no one seems to...


Talking about “About Charity” in our debate http://voicesofyouth.org/en/connect/our-debates/about-charity I have something that I really want to share with you. A few days ago I went to a convenience store to have a lunch and when I enjoyed my meals, there was a boy standing right in front of me begging for money. Instead of giving him some money, I asked him to take a seat and having lunch with me. He had refused because he wanted to take his lunch at home, so that he could have...


The University of Maryland Students Connect4Climate is an ongoing connection project between UMD students and The World Bank about climate change. The event has taken place at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC, and Dr. Sibilski, the professor of the university's contemporary social problems class took several students to the event to encourage young people to connect for climate change. After the event, the whole sociology class which consists of 50 students ass...


International Youth Day is celebrated on 12 August every year to raise awareness about issues affecting young people and to celebrate their achievements. To commemorate the day, UNICEF podcast moderator Alex Goldmark spoke with three young activists about their understanding of peace and how education can help them build peaceful and democratic communities. To listen to the full podcast, please visit: http://www.educationandtransition.org/resources/podcast-80-on-international-youth...



Helping the poor, the needy, the destitute, and the underprivileged is everyone's responsibility. As a leader in an NGO, we want to help too. In this small community of Bandar Country Homes, Rawang our first attempt to change the people's mindset. Well yes, we want to change their mindset about life. It's not about doing nothing, robbing, stealing, raping and many other social illnesses. It's about educating one self. The project will help the people of the community to be ed...