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Hi everybody this Er.Vijay, Assistant Professor (Civil Engg). I'm 25 years old running my own foundation to support orphaned children in pursuing their education here at Chennai. Considering the global scenario I would like to introduce a great possible concept 'Youth for Change' (Y4C). Y4C is a youth led program that aims to inform, inspire and involving youths all around the world as agents of change in their communities through inter-disciplinary social development projects....


“The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one’s self to others.” -- Pierre de Chardin For a long time, I have wanted to make a positive change in people’s lives and to talk about the causes of the violence occurring in the Niger Delta. So when the opportunity to attend the Peace Camp presented itself, I applied to be a camper. My experiences there were life-changing. Camping is about having the opportunity to exchange ideas, viewpoints, a...


All over the world, millions of young boys and girls are unable to get proper education. In countries like India, Nepal, Colombia and various parts of Africa, girls are often married off and boys are forced to work on the streets to earn a living for their family. Resources like clean water, food and shelter are perhaps not even available, however we must consider the premium of education. The key to ending the global chain, that perpetuates itself and has done so for centuries, is...


Religion: A belief in the existence of God or gods. Religious: Connected to a particular religion. Nigeria arguably is one of the countries with the highest number of religious adherents(mainly Christianity and Islam) and a small percentage of atheist. Yet in spite of this “Numerical advantage” in religious statistics we are steadily slipping down the ladder of failure as a nation and people. One sure thing is, non of the religions practiced in Nigeria remotely or openly approv...


Wikipedia defines peace as “a state of harmony characterized by the lack of violence, conflict behaviors and the freedom from fear or violence. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility, peace also suggests the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or international relationships, prosperity in matters of social or economic welfare, the establishment of equality and a working political order, that serves the true interests of all.” Peace in the Nigerian contex...


Have you ever felt alone? Scared, worried...hungry perhaps? One of the most common ways to cope with this is to reach out to an ultimate being. That natural spirit, be it person, animal, plant, etc., you have some supreme thing that you worship. Regardless of bad emotions/ feelings, you might even pray to this god when you feel good. But is it right for me to tell you what god to pray? Is it right for you tell me and chastise me if I do not? These are the questions of religious fre...


Only five steps towards the borderline and now only two are left to look through the barbed wires. His name is "Kid", he is only 10 years old, he is young but old enough to realize that the sky above his head is divided into two; where he stands is emptiness and there across the line is Home. Now they stopped calling him "Kid", since the day they crossed that line he became "Refugee". It's been two years now, he was only eight when he left his home. At first he couldn't understan...


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...