Category: Youth

Education- a right not privilege

“Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable development.” An inspirational, impactful and motivational quote by Kofi Annan is very clear and direct in its motive. A person who is not just literate but has gained valued education would focus on the

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Learning Isn’t Only a Right, But a Necessity

As the Chinese philosopher, Lao Tsu, once said “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” It means that teaching somebody how to do things matters more than doing it for them. Education ensures people or more specifically, future

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The Equilibrium State of Solitude

Although we rarely have the chance to feel loneliness in today’s hyper-paced, socially connected digital age, even the most fortunate of us are made aware of the void in our souls from time to time. On the darkest nights, when our friends have gone home and the lights are off, we find ourselves staring into

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Inside Voices

New apps pumped out by the minute, boasting bright colours and sing-song chimes. Our thumbs itch to reach the next level of whichever game has topped the charts today. Tomorrow, we will find a new game, one with the same basic algorithm, same addicting qualities. In this age of instantaneous enjoyment, it is easy to

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Is Education A Right or Privilege

Education is a privilege, a privilege which some do not get to enjoy, a privilege which some are granted. Having the right to do something refers to having the legal entitlement to do something despite our race, religion and gender. And having the privilege to do something refers to having a special right or advantage

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The Burden of Reality

Ignorance, I decided, truly was bliss, as I wouldn’t be so profoundly frightened of the steps I took had they been leading to anywhere but my hometown in Kyoto. I felt pure isolation as I paced through the busy streets, my courage deteriorating faster than that of a bullet train. This was not a good

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For All The Lonely Ones

To be alone is to truly feel unimportant and unloved. To be alone, is to have no one beside you. One of my biggest fears, one of the worst feelings I have ever felt, is that loneliness. For some, it may very well break them. Speaking from personal experience, and on behalf of millions around

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Education is a right, not a privilege

Education is something that children in big cities do not understand the value of since they get it easily, but then they are 61 million children across the world who know the value of Education, something that it is very difficult for them to get, mostly being girls. Education is the process of learning, or

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Child, This Is The Real World

Children have more need of role models than of critics. Alongside the earth’s revolution is the ceaseless movement of time. Leaving the shadows of the 90’s, the twenty-first century has had a vast impact on the whole world, especially on the lives of the people. Modernization has stolen the limelight, and we can perceive apparent

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Shaping of Technology with Bad or Good Human Influence

Muhammad Yunus once said ‘ While technology is important, it’s what we do with it that truly matters.’ Our modern society is driven by technology, it is involved in our everyday lives, for example smartphones and laptops. These are only some of the applications of tech that are used everywhere, but the human mind is

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It’s more than what you think

‘lonely and alone’. Depending on the circumstances, these words are sometimes used as synonyms for each other and often we mix up their actual meanings because we view them from a shallow perspective but I guess Jean Paul Sartre, understood that,when he wrote,’if you are lonely when you are alone,you are in bad company.’ Sometimes

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Loneliness in the youth of today in relation to social networking

Over time, as I was growing up, I have heard the sentence, “Today’s generation are going down a very lonely path.” Or rather, different variations of the sentiment. But why so? Is it the steadily increasing time we spend looking at a lit up screen? That we are slowly withdrawing from the outside world, and

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If you are lonely

‘If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company’ is a very interesting quote because of all its possible interpretations. Being lonely is a very negative feeling. In fact, in many indigenous tribes, isolation is one of the worst punishments a lawbreaker can face. Loneliness is such a dreaded feeling because

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Getting clothes is the same as getting an education

Trying to find clothes that fit and make me feel good had always been a problem for me. Being the fat girl since kindergarten, I used to wear my parents’ clothes to avoid the discomfort of shopping. When entering High School, I got sick of feeling ugly and started my journey to find my clothes.

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Education: a Right or Privilege?

Education is described as the act of gaining knowledge generally associated with getting it from schools colleges or universities. The idea of gaining knowledge has been part of the human race since the beginning of time, man has always been curious and it is the same curiosity that has brought us at this stage in

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Technology and Education: What Have We Done With It?

Technology was given to us eighty years ago. What have we done with it? Since the inception of technology in the 80’s and even the 30’s, there have been tremendous changes and improvement worldwide. Technology now runs in the veins of society acting as the fuel that drives our lives. It has become an integral

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Technology is important through what we do

Has it ever crossed your mind how heavily dependent we are on the broad concept of technology ranging from an ordinary washing machine to an iPhone? How is it that the same thing used to further advance and build us up to a society to make things easier is also the same that can be

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Education: Right or Privilege?

I believe education is a right. If it was a privilege, only certain members of society would have the imperative right to a basic or higher education. No gender, race, or nationality should be denied the opportunity to obtain an education. An education is vital to the human race. Without an education, the people of

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Drizzle Your Brain in Chocolate and Eat it: Lessons in Self-Love

A month ago, I was talking to my best friend in the early hours of the morning. I was in Yorkshire and through the window in the kitchen, the framed navy landscape outside was being caressed with autumn rain. I sat on a lopsided wooden table and ate slices of floury bread from a paper

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Education – It’s a Right, Right?

I remember a story I read in a book back when I was a six-year old. It was about a boy who wanted to go to school, but cannot because his family does not have enough money to send him to school as they prioritize their eldest son who was about to graduate college with

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