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Discrimination - and how it hinders development

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Yvonne Wabai
Member since November 8, 2015
  • 31 Posts
  • Age 22

Many advancements have been made in the 21st century, with the most revolutionary one being the internet. Not only has the internet revolutionized the way we go about our businesses but also opened up a portal for people all over the world to connect from right where they are. The internet has done many wonderful things, one of them being shining a light on what is arguably the biggest issue that faces the human race – discrimination. Wikipedia defines discrimination as the “trea...


Human dignity and freedom in a multi-cultural, multi-religious world

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Yvonne Wabai
Member since November 8, 2015
  • 31 Posts
  • Age 22

A few days ago, I had to submit an assignment - an essay- on how the correct understanding of a human person’s freedom is essential to the proper functioning of a multi-cultural, multi-religious society. After sifting through a lot of required texts and other texts and a lot of thinking, this is what I came up with. The world is a melting pot of many different cultures and religions. The current world population stands at approximately seven billion, with more than 5000 differe...


WAR CHILD

Posted Avatar Yvonne Wabai , Student, Writer, Scientist, Kenya's Ambassador to Tunza Eco-Generation and W.Y.A. member.

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Yvonne Wabai
Member since November 8, 2015
  • 31 Posts
  • Age 22

Ashen-faced, Bloody, Buried in rubble. Streets red with blood, Bombs bursting in air, This is the reality a war child lives in. Head bowed, Feet shuffling through the corridors, Slammed into lockers, Bloodied nose, Crying in the toilets, Eating lunch alone, Living in hiding the closet, This is the reality a war child lives in. Rumbling stomach, No food on the table, No roof over the head, No bed to sleep in, No shoes to wear, No clothes to cover up,...


#GRABBITS

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Yvonne Wabai
Member since November 8, 2015
  • 31 Posts
  • Age 22

I was looking through my Instagram feed one day last week when I came across an account by GRABBITS. It was love at first sight. There were all these posts there about collecting trash on the beach and reducing one's waste footprint. What I loved most about it was that it was fun and playful but also purposeful, goal-oriented and driven. It was then that I decided to contact them (GRABBITS) to learn more about what they do and if it would be okay if I did a feature article about th...


Polystyrene: should we or should we not do away with it?

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Yvonne Wabai
Member since November 8, 2015
  • 31 Posts
  • Age 22

PLASTICS. They're cheap, easy to manufacture, versatile and impervious to water. They're everywhere. Most of them are also non-biodegradable which means that they are not capable of being decomposed by bacteria and other living organisms, effectively leaving us with a 'housing' issue on our hands. Some of them end up in landfills, where they are incinerated. Because plastics are mostly organic compounds, they give out carbon (iv) oxide and water when burned. Carbon (iv) oxide, al...


Proper Battery (and Other E-Waste) Disposal

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Yvonne Wabai
Member since November 8, 2015
  • 31 Posts
  • Age 22

A battery, by definition, is a device that consists of one or more electrochemical cells with external connections provided to power electrical devices. An electrochemical cell is a device capable of generating electricity from chemical reactions or facilitating chemical reactions through the introduction of electrical energy. Therefore, batteries are a bunch of chemical substances put together to generate or facilitate the generation of electricity. These chemical substances c...


RAPE/SEXUAL ASSAULT AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

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Yvonne Wabai
Member since November 8, 2015
  • 31 Posts
  • Age 22

Honestly speaking, I am tired. I am tired of hearing the nauseating statistics that 1 in every 5 women and 1 in every 33 men is/will be a victim of sexual assault. Seriously, why are we still talking about this? Why is this still an issue? Why does this keep happening? What part of NO MEANS NO is so hard to understand? I am writing this because on 18th January, 2015, Brock Turner sexually assaulted a woman and after a year+, a judge by the name Aaron Persky gave the ruling that Bro...


THE DEAD HORSE THEORY

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Yvonne Wabai
Member since November 8, 2015
  • 31 Posts
  • Age 22

I recently came across the dead horse theory and I just couldn't resist sharing it. Say you're riding a horse. Sadly, the horse dies. Common sense dictates that you dismount it, does it not? Sadly, this is not what happens. Thus the dead horse theory. The tribal wisdom of the plain Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that when you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount it. However, throughout history, and still happening now,...


Change

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Yvonne Wabai
Member since November 8, 2015
  • 31 Posts
  • Age 22

"Be the change you wish to see in the world," Mahatma Gandhi famously said. Change is constant. Some even say that it's the only constant in life. Change is not an event, change is a process. One would be forgiven for thinking that because change happens ever-so-often, it is easily accepted. As history has shown, most people are very resistant to change. Take a look at the dark ages, the women's rights movement, the gay and queer pride movement, civil rights movements, slavery,...


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  • Yvonne Wabai

    Laid back, weird, runs 2 blogs ( http://phoenixvictoriamaverick.weebly.com and http://yvonnewairimuwabai.weebly.com ), passionate about helping wherever I can.


    Member since November 8, 2015


    Age 22 • 31 Posts