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It Could Have Been You (Poetry) 24-10-2005
by Jacob Baiden Odame
It could have been you So show me love It could have been you So don't make me the more sad Oh! this dreadful disease This Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Has taken my freedom Give me your hand And by my side always stand...

"Many governments are far behind" - An Interview with Erik T. Wedershoven Part II (Interviews) 1-10-2005
by Franziska Seel
This is part II of an interview I conducted with Erik T. Wedershoven, the official Youth Delegate of The Netherlands to the United Nations General Assembly. In part I, I talked with him about his participation in the Millennium Summit, about...

"The MDGs are young goals" - An Interview with Erik T. Wedershoven Part I (Interviews) 30-09-2005
by Franziska Seel
On September 27th, I had the chance and honor to conduct a phone interview with Erik T. Wedershoven, 19, who is the official Youth Delegate of The Netherlands to the United Nations General Assembly in 2005. I’ve chatted with him for about one...

"Young MDG" - a website for children about the MDGs launches (Interviews) 30-05-2005
by Franziska Seel
Together with a group of friends from all around the world, Angelicum Oda from the Philippines has started a website centered project called "Young MDG" to educate children and young people about the Millennium Development Goals. I've conducted an...

'Free Education' is Still Too Expensive (Opinions) 14-06-2006
by Cheryl Gudz
Most people in Ghana would agree that education is the key to a better life, but many children in Tamale are not going to school despite the constitutionally-guaranteed right to a free education. --- Check out the bus stop in the northern...

(untitled) (Opinions) 12-10-2004
by Luciana
Article 2--Youth Taking Charge! Who are we? We are young people from five continents fighting for a better world. We are enthusiastic, determined and confident. We hope that together we`ll be capable of making change. We are an advocacy group...

...ET TU REUSSIRAS (Poetry) 3-02-2006
by Ntamack Serge
Ne crois sur tout pas que je ne suis plus ou que je ne suis pas Ne crois pas que je partirai par ces funèbres pas Ne crois pas en ce visible qui me divise et me rend invisible Ne crois pas au solitaire instant Mais vois nos vies nos êtres...

Nuevos Aires tras el exilio (Short Story) 22-03-2006
by simon
Hace ya algún tiempo que me encuentro en la ciudad de Buenos Aires y me ha servido para ver muchos contrastes (comunes a cualquier país latinoamericano, pero también reargentinos). Hablaré desde la típica mirada de una persona del común,...

A 'Euro-debate' Needs a Eurogeneration (Opinions) 29-04-2004
by Yasmary Mora
Every five years, the European elections timidly tap Europe’s citizens on the shoulder and receive a no less reserved response in return. So let’s give this election a debate which goes beyond national borders. Only one in three voters...

A Boy, A Man, A Father (Poetry) 26-10-2005
by Amjad Husam Zayed
There once was a boy, Who thought he was a man, His ego took over, he got into a jam He road the rollercoaster, To hell and back, He gave you a pat on the back. Hey man! I've seen the light! Listen up and get it right, There's only one...

A Day with Ms. Iva and Her Students (Opinions) 24-08-2005
by Lice Lia-Ann Movono
Most parents will agree that raising children is a very humbling experience. But what most of them will never attest to publicly is the daily hardship and struggles that the majority of us will never in one lifetime get to know. Raising a...

A Dream is a seed (Poetry) 2-09-2005
by Matongo Maumbi
A dream is a seed A dream is a seed The seed of a tree A tree full of life And the things you can be Your dreams are the windows Through which you can see A hint of your future And the things you will be Each night...

A gift (Poetry) 11-03-2005
by temitayo ilori
Before I give myself- out to people I would first make myself a gift worthy of honour I would package myself with honours and values that are irresistible to the eyes of the kings I would grace the neck that wears me and make men...

A Reply to Ms. McKenzie (Opinions) 25-07-2005
by A. Tsang
As member Fiona McKenzie pointed out, “…it is a lack of people to talk to that is one of the many causes of this. New Zealand is a highly multicultural place and we therefore often have problems finding our own 'New Zealand' image and culture.”...

A Review of "Women and Children at Risk: A Feminist Perspective on Child Abuse" (Opinions) 18-07-2005
by Allison Buckley
Article Review Stark, Evan and Anne H. Flitcraft. (1988). Women and Children at Risk: A Feminist Perspective on Child Abuse. In E. Fee and N. Krieger (Eds.), (1994) Women’s Health, Politics, and Power: Essays on Sex/Gender, Medicine, and Public...

A Strange Breeze (Short Story) 30-05-2004
by Helen Fu
It all began when someone left the window open in the bathroom. A bizarre breeze blew in from the window, silently and swiftly. The curtains swayed for a second as it blew into the bathroom, but stopped abruptly, as if there was no wind at all....

A Taste of Pure Hell (Poetry) 2-01-2004
by Zoami C. Sosa
Alone in the middle of the dark Alone in the middle of the night Afraid of my surroundings Afraid of my own self Darkness covers me Darkness my dear only friend Door don't open Door don't let them come in They hurt me They always...

A Trip of Realisation - I (Opinions) 22-03-2002
by Tanmay N. Vora
It was a dull Sunday, and having no other work to do, I was getting bored. I had an overdose of both sleep and reading. Having nothing else to do, we decided to visit a temple just two kilometers away from the town. It being our first trip in...

A Trip to Lamjung in Nepal (Short Story) 10-01-2006
by Shakti Ghimire
Sunset in the sauryabas pass (bhanjyang); the reflection of sunlight on Machapuchhre, Annapurna, Lamjung and Ganesh Himalayans; the rivers, like Midim and Pisti; the prayers in the temple; and the busy market in the limelight have all been like a...

Abandon Child (Poetry) 19-10-2007
by XXXX XXXXX
I waited days, I waited nights, abandon by the filthiest site. I needed help, to be alright You saw my eyes and walked away. I waited days, I waited long I awaited for a better song, but never heard a single one. I wanted sun, to dry me...

Abandoned! (Poetry) 24-04-2004
by Karim Al Nadoury
Calling from the deep ocean Seeing nothing but darkness Breathing nothing but water Doing nothing but crying! Shouting so loud but no one to hear! Looking for a human but no one here! Drowning….dying My life is slipping away….Slowly They...

Abolishing torture in Nepal (Opinions) 9-09-2006
by Dipendra Tamang
Nepal is currently living through times of extraordinary challenging circumstances: a de-escalating national conflict which needs to be resolved, massive human rights abuses both by the State and the insurgents, large number of internally...

ABUSED (Poetry) 23-03-2006
by Pallavi Mogre
"I don't want to lose touch with you". Right. Thank you. You expect me to believe that? Tears. Evaporation. NaCl. So many pinches of salt. Mounds. Heaps. Mountains. I refuse to scale...

Acciones Jóvenes para el Desarrollo del Mundo (Short Story) 2-05-2006
by federico pita
Por medio de alianzas con diversas organizaciones globales de juventud, la Campaña del Milenio de Naciones Unidas , promueve que jòvenes de todo el mundo participen activamente en el desarrollo de su comunidad. Actualmente la Campaña trabaja...

Adversity of Arbitrary Killing of Innocence (Poetry) 9-05-2005
by Dmitriy Kokarev
The seed has been planted Inside the earth the seed will grow At the instance of the sow The spirit has been awaken And life has been granted Another soul to enter into this world of adversity With lack of water And lack of the sun rays...

Aesthetics in Africa (Opinions) 13-03-2006
by Pallavi Mogre
“ Most of the stories I wrote were the stories I told myself just before I went to sleep” - Edgar Rice Burroughs Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan is a colossal daydream spanning twenty six books that spawned over forty Tarzan movies, hundreds...

Africa Weep Not (Poetry) 26-01-2006
by olayinka sanni
Africa Weep Not For how long? Are we going to weep for how long? Are we going to stop pointing fingers For how long? Are we going to sit and watch. Weep not Africa child. Weep not Africa child Children dying of Sickness Some are dying...

AFRICAN CHILD (Poetry) 21-08-2006
by foy franklin
AFRICAN CHILD Who will cry for the African child, Who while in the womb felt the high sun intensity? Who while in womb was carried to the forest to fetch food? Who felt the weight of the heavy wood his/her mother carried home? Who...

African Youth at the UN World Summit! (Interviews) 7-11-2005
by Vidar Ekehaug
Hellen Tombo from Kenya was one of only two youth delegates to the World Summit at the United Nations in September. She was able to get on the Kenyan delegation that traveled to New York. Hellen came to represent the people of her country, the...

Alis15 - My Mission (Poetry) 14-10-2005
by Victoria Tim Tekhtilova
My mission: rescue of my future and search of a safe place on the Earth. Our society speculates with my youth (in 30 years both I and you we shall not be necessary to a society as the last year's grass will bring up new). The poverty,...

All the World (Poetry) 16-09-2004
by Afeez Adeyemi Adisa
All the world is full of babies, Sobbing, sighing everywhere; Looking out, with eyes of terror, Beating at the empty air. Do they see the strife before them That they sob and tremble so? Oh, the helpless, frightened babies! Still they...

All's Fair in Love and War (Short Story) 30-04-2004
by brooke boland
Nothing ever prepares you for those moments. Those moments where you realise something has been staring you in the face for so long. It was like someone punched me in the stomach, I couldn’t breath or speak. Ever since my Mum died I’ve been so...

All-Ukrainian UN Youth Summit 2004 (Opinions) 21-07-2004
by Olexiy Kuzmenko
The All-Ukrainian UN Youth Summit 2004 “Millennium Development Goals: Developing Coherent Partnerships” took place in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine on July 9 - 11, 2004. This year Summit’s information fare welcomed TakingITGlobal as a featured...

Always be Proud... (Poetry) 21-09-2004
by Afeez Adeyemi Adisa
Don't say you’re not important It simply isn't true Because the fact that you were born Is proof that God has plan for you The path may seem unclear now And life may look all bleak But it'll only last for some moments One day you...

An interview with a Nigerian Child on Child Abuse. (Opinions) 13-07-2004
by Henry Ekwuruke
Poised to enlighten the public and the world on grassroots import of injustices done to the Nigerian child, Henry N Ekwuruke of Nnado foundation Nigeria conducted an interview with little Mr.Uche Mbadiwe on the truth or what children know about...

An Overview of the Vietnam MDG Youth Campaign (Opinions) 30-03-2005
by Romi Nhung
During the last two years of 2003 and 2004, young people in Vietnam were stirred up by a Millennium Development Goal youth campaign launched by the United Nations Vietnam Country Team. Since its first launch in 2003, the campaign has involved more...

An Undisciplined Child (Poetry) 31-12-2003
by Timmy
An undisciplined child Incarnate of the demon Home of evil dreams for days Bouquet of devils decorations Banquet for destruction Always on paths of destruction Hardened to instructions Builder of evil plans Paving in shortcut to death...

An Unreal Life (Poetry) 1-11-2003
by Vanessa DCosta
Every night the clock strikes 12 Her eyes closed tight The days on goings lost and dwelt Resisting the impossible fight The fight of reality and dreams. Longing for her dreams to last To leave her smiling when morning comes Searching for a...

Are You a Clone? (Opinions) 20-09-2005
by Bobola Oniwura
So many young people today have never experienced a deep emotional attachment to anyone either due to the fact that they never grew up with their parents or never had their parent’s attention. These young people do not know how to love and be...

Aren't I TakingITGlobal? (Opinions) 16-08-2005
by Henry Ekwuruke
The only means by which any member of the human race can fulfill the purpose of living is to register a distinct agenda which no circumstance can dispel. As youths in the service of our communities, nations and the society at large, we are a...

Arrêtez la répression homophobe au Cameroun ! (Opinions) 23-06-2006
by Joel Nana
Communiqué de presse / 22 juin 2006 Arrêtez la répression homophobe au Cameroun ! Signataires AIDES, Alternatives-Cameroun, A.M.B.C., An Nou Allé !, Arc-en-ciel Plus (Côte d'Ivoire), Association Diagonale IDF, Association nationale Le...

As We Are & Others (Poetry) 20-05-2004
by Awosusi Oluwatope
As We Are As we are walking We are talking As we are eating We are drinking Live I want to live And make a living Live like a king And feel free Babies Is the world going to an end? Babies are claiming to be wise In...

ASEAN Youth and the MDG Awareness campaign (Opinions) 29-03-2005
by Romi Nhung
First launched in October 2002, the Millennium Campaign has proved to be one of the most unique global movements motivating people around the world to engage and take action in the realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Youth from...

Aun hay esperanza (Opinions) 13-04-2005
by Victoria O
Duras críticas hacia el gobierno de chile por parte de los jóvenes de Valdivia y Temuco. Karina Suárez en representación de los estudiantes de la Universidad Católica de Temuco organizó una marcha el pasado domingo 10 de abril con el propósito de...

Avances y Emoción (Opinions) 25-04-2005
by Victoria O
Hoy me tocó enviarle una carta al Presidente de la república de Chile el Señor Ricardo Lagos Escobar , en representación de la juventud, haciendo una petición muy importante, de la cual depende el futuro de nuestra ciudad. Como ya he hablado de...

Baby (Poetry) 14-11-2005
by hazem al jaber
Baby Baby... I asked you, if you liked me, you said no. I asked you if I was pretty, you said no. I asked if I was in your heart, u said no. I asked if you would cry if I walked away, you said no. so I walked away, but... you grabbed...

Back then (Poetry) 2-02-2005
by jeremy chaila
When the sky was clear and the air was sweet When I ran and the ground seemed to greet my feet When a promise was a promise and used to keep mine It was then when I was young that my world was fine I was my mother's angel, my daddy's little...

Be Yourself (Poetry) 14-06-2004
by Moboluwaji Raphael Ojo
To be gold is good And diamond, much better But, most precious To be you Whoever you are Appreciate what you have Stars in you May not be as bright As suns in others But it has its own Moments of brilliance And lustre So be yourself...

Become a Friend (Opinions) 2-02-2006
by Semergey V.Artem
What does it mean to live with disabilities? Persons with disabilities have the same dreams as those living full lives: they are capable of loving and to be loved; to dream, to look at the beauty of nature, to be good to other people, and to...

Being the Change (Opinions) 6-06-2005
by Tamoy
I have often thought about the statement “Be the change you wish to see in the world”, and I have gotten the gist of it, but what I consider the most is how can I be the change, or how have I been the change for my country and in essence, the...

Better Off Alone (Poetry) 18-10-2005
by Samori Sombel Sy
Unless I wanted to dig my grave I would work be illiterate and just behave I was taught the bible and told I would be saved But for centuries I was enslaved Than one day the civil rights movement came I died over and over so things...

Bibliothèque (Poetry) 8-06-2004
by François Vianou Godonou
Bibliothèque Miroir des connaissances humaines Synthèse de la réflexion humaine Bibliothèque, outil de développement personnel et collectif Symbole de la diversité culturelle Laboratoire des aspirations humaines J’en parcours depuis ma...

Bridging the Digital Divide (Opinions) 18-09-2006
by Sunday Bitrus
The digital divide between the underserved areas of the world and the fully served areas of the world is a serious issue that calls for concern. Living in a community that is approximated to be lagging 500 years in terms of technological...

Buck Collector (Poetry) 3-01-2004
by Ebuenyi Ikenna D.
Accursed you were from Eden, From a singular act made infamous It was enough to span eternity From hence, you became the fall taker Blamed for every fall in virtue More hated than the Sinai scapegoat If there were a mistake, If there...

Building A Better Future (Short Story) 30-04-2006
by Eugenia Bivines
South Africans posses an unsurpassed spirituality like none other in the world: all races reaching out to each other with a strong desire to build a better future for themselves. Racial inequalities, poverty, disease, death; but also hope,...

By the Railway (Short Story) 24-06-2005
by Jacques Gimeno
Lala forces herself to sleep one more minute but the high-pitched wailing next door is pounding on her head. Normally, she would wake up to Mrs. Santos’ never-ending sermon about her eldest daughter, Rita, coming home very late the night before....

Call Son and Ask Him (Poetry) 19-07-2004
by Awosusi Oluwatope
Should we call it love? That which is hot like sun Son may love and love But must he be hurt so much? Oh! An affection which exists in the sun The pain in courtship is joy sad It is mad Time to time, There is trouble Oh son is living...

Cameroonian Youth and the MDGs (Opinions) 13-02-2006
by AJI JAMES
-- Presented by AJI James* at the Cameroon Youth Leadership Forum, under the theme Youth Leadership and Sustainable Development, Yaounde Conference Centre, February 6-9 2006. (This paper draws inspiration from the Declaration of the Pacific Youth...

Can Europe Speak With One Voice? (Opinions) 29-04-2004
by Yasmary Mora
Should the EU leave world diplomacy to the United States or concentrate on developing its multilateralist possibilities? The foreign policy debate. Foreign Policy has been somewhat of a headache for the EU. The last decade has seen, amongst...

Care & Others (Poetry) 20-05-2004
by Awosusi Oluwatope
Care If you have a baby Show him love And care for him Tree See a tree Is it a tree? Yes it is, it is a tree Is it tall? Yes, it is, it is tall It is very tall Tall tree, I like tall tree Little Girl Oh little girl...

Causes and Solutions to Youth Violence in Nigeria (Opinions) 10-03-2003
by Butterfly
CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS TO YOUTH VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA The youths are the major part of the Nigerian population as shown by statistics and data on record, which conforms to the globally accepted view that the youths of today are the nation of...

Challenge! (Poetry) 2-12-2005
by Henry Ekwuruke
The word challenge Occurs to my mind like life Stumped as an inevitable Onus of which we shall face A world of challenge Transverses our daily life Mingling a mind to think Work out better results Consult, involve and act...

Change Begins at Home (Opinions) 12-07-2006
by Jameson M. Berkow
The right to receive a basic education is the right of every human being. For over 50 years the U.N. has backed this statement, but by making it the second of eight millennium development goals to be achieved by 2015, they have finally turned it...

Chantpleur (Poetry) 27-10-2004
by Shireen
Chantpleur, a word that envelopes pain in happiness, and immerses joy in tears how could one comprehend it to be that anyone is able to hold both of these within one heart in peace how can someone cry and sing at the same time. how...

Child Abuse (Opinions) 31-03-2004
by Uzair Sultan
Child abuse is a global phenomenon. It occurs in all countries and in all societies. It involves the physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect of children. It is nearly always preventable. The abuse of children is an abuse of their rights as...

Child Education (Opinions) 1-07-2004
by Ajomuzu Collette Bekaku
It is trite learning today that the right to education, in human rights theory, is as fundamental as the right to live. No doubt it has been enshrined in universally endorsed international as well as national legal instruments. For instance, the...

Child Laborers (Poetry) 30-05-2004
by Helen Fu
Waking up to the dust above, Going to work under the age of twelve. This is a normal day of my life, That is probably out of your belief. Just because of a little debt, That my parents owe to them, I have to work to pay the debt, That will...

Child Labour (Poetry) 30-10-2005
by jaleel
Children of the 21st age, Can you not see? Can you not feel? What your peers are up to? Fetching rags, saving every tit and bit, for our nation to capitalize. Can you not see? Delivering newspapers, braving the daybreak chill, for a...

Child Labour (Opinions) 21-10-2001
by Maitreyi Doshi
An Indian poet has rightly stated that he would like to have childhood again and again. He explained that the child is free from all tension, work and is free to do what he likes. Normally a child studies, has his freedom, plays and is not...

Child Labour and Human Rights (Opinions) 21-05-2004
by jamal siddiqui
We are guilty of many errors and faults, But our worst crime is abandoning the children, Neglecting the foundation of life, Many of the things we need can wait, The child can not, Right now is the time his bones are being formed, His blood...

Child Participation in India (Opinions) 27-06-2006
by Shweta
What is Child Participation? Participation is about having the opportunity to express a view effectively, influencing decision making and achieving change. Children’s participation involves informed, willing, appropriate and relevant...

Child Prostitution - A Global Menace (Opinions) 21-06-2004
by King, Aja Nwabueze
All forms of sexual exploitation are incompatible with human dignity and therefore violate fundamental human rights, regardless of the age, gender, race, ethnicity or class of the victim. In many parts of the world, the problem of Child...

Child Refugee (Poetry) 5-10-2004
by Mohammed Ali Asghar Shah
One out of twenty million; I was a statistic. Tattered tents, dusty plains, Foriegn lands and burdened looks. Had heard them saying "If you can't do anything about them, Kill them!" My face reflected in mother's eyes. Wonder'd why...

Children and Human Rights in the 21st Century (Opinions) 13-04-2007
by Henry Ekwuruke
The global scandal of violence against children Is a horror story too often untold? With malice and clear intent, Violence is used against the members of society Least able to protect themselves— Children in school, in orphanages, on the...

Children struggle for a living in Gulu, Uganda. (Short Story) 8-08-2007
by senkungu ibrahim
I eased my way into a conversation with Morris Opira and Samuel Ojwiya, and a different picture began to emerge. Morris and Samuel are childhood friends from Purongo, 50 kilometers northwest of Gulu. They fled their village to avoid the war...

Choke (Poetry) 20-04-2005
by Not Available
I have been choking for seventeen years- Mostly around my mother. There were times in my early childhood When her hands would clasp around my neck- Jamaican sun in her eyes. They’d squeeze; And I’d wheeze for air. But that contact has...

Chông chênh (Poetry) 30-01-2006
by Hong-Anh Nguyen
Có một người Không thuộc về ai Không thuộc về nơi nào Đứng nhìn cuộc đời lạ lẫm Cư xử vụng về và ngớ ngẩn Mơ màng về đúng – sai Được - mất Bản chất và ảo ảnh Mỏng mảnh Lặng yên Như một vạt nắng tự nhiên Trượt qua kẽ tay, rơi xuống đất....

Christmas and New Year Celebrations: How Significant? (Opinions) 13-01-2004
by Kevin M
I remember vividly as if it were yesterday when I was only a little boy; I looked forward to Christmas and New Year holidays with an air of relief, satisfaction and relaxation. Relief, because I had the rare chance of putting a pause to the hectic...

Chuyện yêu đương (Poetry) 17-11-2004
by Hong-Anh Nguyen
Một mối tình đơn phương Một mối tình câm lặng Cũng đều là quà tặng Vì nhờ đó mà ta đã lớn lên. Khi tình yêu chợt đến Ta cứ giơ tay đón nhận Rụt rè mà không ân hận Vì tình yêu là không hối tiếc bao giờ. Một mối tình dang dở Khi chia...

Circle It Is (Poetry) 25-05-2006
by Smitha Hanumantha
As I read, as I listen, and as I visualize it… The very image that I see before me, my eyes lit up with an unmistakable passion for this yearning. It is words that convey what I feel, and I find myself transporting through times from here to...

Circular Zerolular (Poetry) 21-07-2006
by Sudip Aryal
Smoke of death dancing upon us Fooling thie we pretend to enjoy wondering the heaven out of hell stuffed with the zerolular are we searching for a corner in a round room Hey ungodly god! where leads this circular zeroruler? Dont's and...

Clean My Tears (Poetry) 19-07-2004
by Awosusi Oluwatope
Pour your blessing On my works oh lord, my God Bless me with my little efforts Send rain of blessing When people think that: There is no way for me to pass Clean my tears So that I can sing your praises I need your wonder To excel in...

Coincidence (Poetry) 2-01-2004
by Ilea Dorsey
If we sincerely live in light of the thought that there are no coincidences Then we can truly learn from our experiences, We can perhaps listen to what our hearts tell us a little more often. Maybe God allows us to feel a certain way...

Commitment (Poetry) 2-11-2005
by INIABASI IME IBOK
When you have something you really want to do, There is nothing that can hold you back you see, You can make a positive, powerful difference, There is always for you an opportunity, Whatever you decide and try to do, When you truly decide...

Como podemos ajudar a combater a fome? (Short Story) 5-06-2004
by Mateus Fernandes
A II Conferência Nacional de Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional foi realizada entre os dias 17 e 20 de março de 2004, no Centro de Convenções de Pernambuco, em Olinda. A Conferência é considerada o evento anual de maior expressão nacional no que...

Complicidad (Opinions) 10-12-2005
by Victoria O
A veces pienso si realmente vale la pena seguir peleando por esta causa, cuando todo esta en contra y somos pisoteados una y otra vez, me pregunto cuantas veces tendremos que gritar la verdad para que entiendan, cuantas veces tendremos que ser...

CONCURSO: Acción Juvenil por un Futuro Mejor (Opinions) 31-05-2005
by Yohan Albeiro Velásquez
Los jóvenes de Colombia representamos más del 25 % de la población , y a nivel de mi ciudad Villavicencio los jóvenes constituimos cerca del 38% de la población y através de la acción coordinada y conjunta de la energía vital que tenemos podemos...

Confused on the Path to Development (Opinions) 6-07-2004
by Shavkatjon
The city of Khujand, in the Northern part of Tajikistan, was established some 2500 years ago. In that time, the city was able to build its solid ground, to form popular tourist sites, and for birds and other beings adapt to their environment. The...

Cotton Candy Dreams (Poetry) 5-06-2004
by Ux Anwar
So clearly do the crystal eyes speak, Such depth in their mute words, How can one but not feel touched, By the way they see the world? I saw the eyes of the naked child, The truth in them, so clear and bright, The desperation, the...

Cradles of Eminence (Opinions) 20-09-2005
by Bobola Oniwura
At various stages, societies through out the world make a conscious effort to remember those whose lives and times helped to redefine mankind. They do this in order to chart a new course for humanity, to extend the frontiers of freedom and...

Creating Local Connections Model presented in Kyiv, Ukraine to the UN (Opinions) 18-08-2004
by Olexiy Kuzmenko
The event, organized by UN’s Focal Point for Youth in Ukraine head Tatiana Poladko and growing TIG Ukrainian membership, and lead by pre-selected national coordinator, Olexi Kuzmenko attracted a very representative and reputable audience....

Crónica del Tercer Encuentro de Jóvenes del Mercosur (Short Story) 22-03-2006
by federico pita
En los últimos días del mes de febrero, más de 180 jóvenes de unas 20 organizaciones (incluyendo a una delegación jóvenes no videntes), provenientes de Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Perú, España, Italia y Francia, se...

Crying Free Child (Poetry) 30-05-2007
by erick ochieng otieno
Today I am here Tomorrow I am there Trying so hard To see the sense Of it all I try my level best To tell my friends That all is well I try to tell my friends That I am okay But deep within my soul I keep on Asking myself The self...

Cybercamps (Opinions) 21-09-2002
by Jason Alinen
¡§Impacting Children¡¦s Lives Through Technology¡¨ Cybercamps/Giant Campus began with a man and an idea. His name is Pete Findley and his idea was to create an interesting mix of summer camps and technology, hence the name ¡§Cybercamps¡¨....

De Doña Rosa y las tribus urbanas (Opinions) 28-06-2006
by Sebastián Galanternik
Doña Rosa anda muy preocupada. Su hija Daniela se la pasa todo el día encerrada en su cuarto chateando, escuchando a esa (sic) Marilyn Manson a todo lo que da, se viste toda de negro y tiene amistades poco comunes: chicos que también se visten de...

Dear Diary... (Opinions) 19-05-2004
by Radhika Basu Thakur
Dear Diary, “I saw the morning It was shattered by a gun Heard a scream, saw him fall, no one cried I saw a mother She was praying for her son Bring him back, let him live, don’t let him die Do you ever ask yourself Is there a heaven...

Dear World (Poetry) 31-05-2009
by alexandra tome
Today a child cried Because their alcoholic parent beat them. One hour ago a child was sent to work in a factory Because their parents sold them off as a child slave. Yesterday a child screamed Because an explosive went off right in...

Democracy in Nepal: The Role of the Youth (Opinions) 26-07-2006
by Dipendra Tamang
"Youth are not only a subject for policy development: youth can and must play a key role in the design, elaboration, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the policies that concern them.” The youth of any country are the soul of that...

Desarrollando Representación Juvenil: Consejos para el Sur (Opinions) 29-04-2005
by Leon Castellanos Jankiewicz
¡Celebremos Juventud! Ha llegado la hora de celebrar. El 60º aniversario de las Naciones Unidas está próximo, y ninguna actitud adversa hacia este organismo podrá desmeritar el hecho de que éste es un momento histórico significativo. El sólo...

Desde el Lado en que se lo Mire (Opinions) 28-11-2005
by Valeria Pasmanter
Estoy completamente convencida de que conocer y entender las diferencias culturales, nos permitirá resolver y evitar muchos de los conflictos que ocurren hoy en día. Todos intentamos entender al otro desde nuestro propio punto de vista, y eso es...

Deuxième Sommet Panafricain des jeunes: la jeunesse gabonaise sur le piédestal (Opinions) 8-09-2005
by Desire--clitandre dzonteu
Sous la présidence de Sa Majesté, le Roi Mohammed VI du Maroc, en partenariat avec L’ONU(Organisation des Nations Unies), Le PNUD( le Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement) et la Global Peace Initiative of Women, la ville de Ifrane a...

Developing the family through youth empowerment (Opinions) 29-08-2005
by Comfort Robinson
The family is a group of persons consisting of two parents (Husband & Wife) and children. In African settings a family can include a man, his wife children and their extended family members/relations living with them under their care. During the...

Developing Youth Representation: Tips for the South (Opinions) 29-04-2005
by Leon Castellanos Jankiewicz
Ready, Set...Youth! The time has come to celebrate. The 60th anniversary of the United Nations is upon us, and no bash-loving argument may undermine the fact that this is a significant moment in history. The single thought of 191 countries...

Development Strategy of Creativity (Opinions) 15-05-2006
by mr : majed al-ali
DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY OF CREATIVITY By : MAJED ALALI There have been several curricula, and educational and psychological plans that can be applied to the study and development of creative abilities. For about fifty years, beginning...

Dhaka City and the Environment (Interviews) 25-06-2004
by Shahjahan Siraj
Dhaka, the capital, is in the heart of Bangladesh, is the largest and historical city of the country. More than twelve million people live in this busy city. The rickshaws with their ornate decorations and imaginative hand paintings have a...

Direitos Humanos (Short Story) 24-03-2004
by Mayra Rody Peixoto
A faculdade de Direito do Vale do Rio Doce ( FADIVALE), a Universidade onde estudo,situada em Governador Valadares ( Brasil), realizou no dia 02 de março no auditório, a primeira aula magna de 2004, que foi proferida pela doutora Elianne Maria...

DO U KNOW THAT I NEED U...? (Poetry) 21-09-2004
by Afeez Adeyemi Adisa
I don't even know Perhaps you know I need you Just like flowers need rain To water their vein Just like ocean needs the shore To ensure their being And just like my heart needs to beat To ensure my living... When the stars come...

Do you think the MDGs will be achieved and what will be the role of youths in their achievement? (Opinions) 22-03-2006
by Sessi HOUNKANRIN,PCC
Ishmael Dumbaya- 3rd prize- TIG Sierra Leone Essay Contest In September 2000, world leaders include the President of Sierra Leone, Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, in a summit on the declaration of the Millennium Development Goals signed the fundamental...

Doleful Memories (Poetry) 30-07-2006
by seharalam
In the dark night, in the moon's shadow Beside a lake near a green meadow When the fields were dancing on the rhythm of the breeze And with the beauty of moments time wanted to cease A door to...

Dracaena Janet Craig (Short Story) 12-03-2004
by Zorica Vukovic
You know that I love trees and flowers and everything, but only at their natural habitat, or at least - outdoors, in the garden. Of course, houseplants are more than welcome to my place, if they can survive. Till now, that happened only to two...

Dreams (Poetry) 23-01-2004
by Judith Bosire
It breaks your heart not to realize what has taken you ages to build on. For many years you have been toiling to leap something worthwhile yet received a handful. But you should not cry about this for tears won’t change the realities. It sure does...

Drug Abuse: The Deteriorating Scenario Among Youth (Short Story) 1-06-2004
by Antony Felix O. O. Simbowo
The current trend of substance abuse among youth and especially school age children is troubling. Many fingers have been pointed at the youth themselves while at the same time ignoring the very people who abet the youth’s drug habits, and wantonly...

Ecoclubes: jóvenes concientizando a la sociedad (Interviews) 27-04-2006
by María Laura Caraballo
Entrevistamos a Gabriela Pereyra , quien se desempeña actualmente como miembro de la Secretaría Ejecutiva de la Red Internacional de Ecoclubes , y que ejerció el cargo de Presidente de la organización durante 2003 a nivel nacional e...

Education for All Our Children (Opinions) 21-12-2003
by Timmy
There was a child form a poor developing country that is just little above seven years old. Everyday this child watches big brother go to school but this child can't go to school because this child is FEMALE and must stay at home to help the...

El Estado y las Organizaciones de Jóvenes: Un Camino en Conjunto hacia el Desarrollo (Opinions) 19-11-2003
by Damian Profeta
Ponencia presentada en la “Primera Jornada de Discusión sobre Consejos Locales de Juventud”, organizada por el Proyecto Juventud de FLACSO y la Mesa de Concertación Juvenil de la Ciudad de Bs. As.; llevada a cabo el día sábado 7 de noviembre de...

El fin de las consignas: la juventud rusa y el sistema educativo post-soviético (Opinions) 30-08-2006
by Sebastián Galanternik
La educación es una herramienta fundamental para todas las sociedades. Además de proporcionar conocimientos teóricos y prácticos generales, forma en el alumno una visión particular del mundo que lo rodea. Cada régimen político –totalitario o...

El rostro infantil del trabajo en el Perú (Opinions) 3-06-2008
by magaly oviedo gamero
Uno de los principales problemas que actualmente es considerado en la agenda mundial, es el trabajo infantil con especial atención a los denominados peligrosos y de peores formas. Existen diversos convenios internacionales como el de la OIT (Nº...

El sistema universitario colombiano bajo la lupa (Opinions) 8-09-2006
by simon
Como colombiana me encuentro ahora empezando una nueva etapa como estudiante en una universidad argentina. Y al hacerlo, empiezo a notar algunas diferencias de fondo entre las universidades de Colombia y las locales. Y parto del simple hecho de...

EL TRABAJO SOCIAL Y LOS JOVENES (Opinions) 31-03-2005
by cecilia saibene
Estamos ubicados en Uruguay, a comienzos del año 2005, viviendo a través de la experiencia personal de cada uno y de los medios de comunicación masiva, cómo existen problemas tales como la difícil inserción laboral, la falta de medicamentos en los...

Elementos a Tener en Cuenta en Materia de Legislación Penal Juvenil (Opinions) 7-12-2003
by Mariana Ballestero
Por Mariana Ballestero * Representante de JuLaD Argentina y Relatora de la Comisión de Niñez, Adolescencia y Juventud. XIII Reunión de Comisiones Permanentes de Parlamento Latinoamericano, 22 al 26 de mayo de 2000, Chillán, Chile. Dado que...

Embrace (Poetry) 23-05-2006
by Elisa D.
She's crouching right down A corroded wall supports her boney back Her knees hold her trembling head Her hands hold her belongings, scarce in a sack Sand, like fear spirals around her Stinging and piercing her cheeks and ears With wind,...

Emploi des jeunes en Afrique Centrale et Objectif 8 des OMD : Le cas du Cameroun » (Opinions) 23-05-2005
by Pascal Bekono
Dans un monde dominé par l’économie de marché qui met au placard l’Etat dans la gestion du circuit économique, il est clair de constater que dans les pays sous-industrialisés, la jeunesse est neutralisée par le chômage. Dans la sous région...

En l'absence du sage (Poetry) 10-08-2005
by Gilbert NDAHAYO
Les jours passent Et les hommes s’usent Leurs visages deviennent sages. C’est souvent ainsi Dans un monde étranges Et ses êtres sauvages Et un jour, le sage part. Parti le sage, On envie ses puissances, Ses inoffensives armes, Et...

End Child Labour (Opinions) 16-12-2003
by Timmy
Imagine that you are a child. You are eight years old and work ten hours a day at a brick kiln. Because you are forced to work you cannot go to school. Without an education, you’ll be trapped in a life of poverty. You then ultimately lose your...

Endless Flow (Short Story) 5-09-2006
by Mbũrũ Kamau
She stole my heart as my genuine friend. I could not but help to refer to her as a person I could not live without. Christine was an extraordinary figure who many could envy. When we became friends during our college days, she was a blank page in...

Entrevista a Alex Freyre: “El preservativo en el obelisco fue lo más grande que hicimos" (Interviews) 27-12-2005
by María Laura Caraballo
Interjóvenes presenció la entrega de diplomas que la Fundación Buenos Aires Sida otorgó a los representantes de las escuelas que participan de la campaña de capacitación que la fundación lleva adelante, a través de charlas con los alumnos y...

Entrevista a Victoria Fava, joven voluntaria de OAJNU (Interviews) 30-03-2005
by Leila Mucarsel
La OAJNU se autodefine como una organización de jóvenes, jóvenes comprometidos con la realidad, jóvenes que intentan buscar mecanismos de progreso para la humanidad , jóvenes que decidieron elegir como el fin último de su organización el...

Entrevista con un Artista: Kouji Oshiro Kochi (Interviews) 27-07-2005
by Damian Profeta
(English to follow) DP: Kouji, muchos de nosotros en TIG pensamos que eres un artista muy talentoso. Nos haz impresionado a nosotros y a otros miembros TIG también, a juzgar por sus comentarios. Tu fotografía “Brave and Suffered” generó 20...

Es necesario innovar, en el momento de interactuar (Short Story) 26-05-2005
by Diane Andreia de Souza
En la diocesis de Bragança Paulista, interior de la ciudad de San Pablo – Brasil, desde 1999 los jóvenes se organizan para realizar lo que llamamos de Misiones Jóvenes, les cuento que este tipo de trabajo se realiza en la Pastoral Juvenil de...

Ethics (Opinions) 29-10-2005
by Branson Shao
To be specific, I believe that the way our global society interacts today is guided primarily by ethics. For certain, ethics distinguishes if people are right or wrong by way of condemnation towards certain activities. Ethics has divided people...

EU Membership for Albania: The Importance of MDGs and Youth Involvement (Opinions) 21-03-2006
by Ina GJIKONDI
The political, economic and social challenges of Albania’s integration into the EU is included in the agendas of most of the political and social activists in the country- demonstrating the awareness for the importance of this undertaking. The...

Explosion (Poetry) 19-12-2003
by Awosusi Oluwatope
You are among us But you have separated yourself from us To prove what? We can see it from the way you talk From the way you react to issues You claim to be with us but you are not 'with us' Why can't you leave immediately? Your policy is...

Export Education or Import Asian Youth Problems? (Opinions) 25-07-2005
by A. Tsang
Many Asians are very successful and have been awarded in many Western societies. We are no invaders but working hard to make our world a better place. We choose to be in Western countries instead in living in Asia because of many reasons. In many...

Extremity for suffering (Poetry) 16-03-2006
by Henry Ekwuruke
We live in an era of extremity Poverty and hunger for our people People of Africa - it is fact and has been A truth said at the right time Everything seems possible for the rich Mighty selfishness and hate Me, me, me mentality At the...

Failure - Inability to Become Anything but Ordinary (Opinions) 21-04-2006
by mbonisi zikhali
When a person finds that there are more curses from his own mouth directed at himself than at his adversary, that someone is a defeated person. When he is tasked to publicly dethrone his opponent, theatrically his finger points back at him. Such...

Family (Poetry) 19-09-2005
by Amjad Husam Zayed
Family I ran into a stranger as he passed by, "Oh excuse me please" was my reply. He said, "Please excuse me too; I wasn't watching for you." We were very polite, this stranger and I. We went on our way and we said goodbye....

Fatiha (Short Story) 26-10-2005
by Fa Sy
She is six years old and loves to listen to stories on the moonlight. Pure and innocent daughter of the Sahel, she loves to play with her friends during her evenings and help milk the cows in the morning. Knee high, the only type of life she knows...

Favour & Others (Poetry) 20-05-2004
by Awosusi Oluwatope
Favour Favour, I am working But you are playing Please, go and play Let me have my break My Work My work is rough Because the question is tough I shall solve it If I work it carefully Look at Them Yesterday they talked...

Fight Corruption in Nigeria (Poetry) 24-07-2004
by Henry Ekwuruke
Deep down inside our nations Soul A sick dwells that's very Old Its corruption no one can deny In all aspects of our life it affects You and I In every place before you Progress “Settle me please” becomes “Next” after “Next”......

Filosofía y Letras: una odisea inigualable (Opinions) 30-08-2006
by María Laura Caraballo
La crisis y el deterioro físico y “moral” que aqueja a la Universidad de Buenos Aires han dejado de ser un síntoma alarmante para convertirse en un mal crónico y generalizado. La corrupción, los vicios burocráticos y las falsas promesas se han...

Finalmente la Ciudad de Buenos Aires tendrá su Consejo de Juventud (Opinions) 19-01-2006
by Mariela Silvina Fiamingo
A 9 años de haberse establecido su creación en el artículo 40 de la Constitución de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires (1) y como fruto del sostenido trabajo de lobby y advocacy realizado por las organizaciones nucleadas en la Mesa de Concertación Juvenil...

First Year (Short Story) 5-08-2005
by S
I have been stripped of my default, ventriloquistic dependency. Here, everything occurs out of reason, not substitution. I feel my throat absorb the intangible flow of air, not because I personally yearned for it, but because I need it. What if I...

Footprints (Poetry) 10-08-2006
by david mbitu
I cry of living in the world of no tomorrow. Fear overcomes joy of dreams scattered A young heart burn to it’s weary in sorrow. Soul ignited by evil red- colored. In the orchards I seek refuge. And see nature ripe in abundancy...

For the Children of Our Time (Poetry) 19-07-2004
by Awosusi Oluwatope
Listen to me children I have some money to give Do not struggle for: What to eat today And forget tomorrow Things may look very bad today Keep hope and believe in your creator Join others to work When they are working Learn always and...

FORUM NATIONAL DES JEUNES AU BURKINA FASO (Opinions) 2-07-2005
by Sessi HOUNKANRIN,PCC
Par Daniel DA HIEN, Coordonnateur Général du Réseau Afrique Jeunesse La jeunesse à l\'avant-garde Le ministère du Travail, de l\'Emploi et de la Jeunesse a organisé les 10 et 11 juin 2005 à Ouagadougou, le premier forum national des jeunes...

Girl Child (Poetry) 16-12-2003
by Vanessa DCosta
It was a cold winter’s night She was tired of the songs, The words, which she heard with fright For being a girl and all things wrong ‘If only you were a boy’ her mother exclaimed Her heart sinking deep feeling of no use ‘I wouldn’t have...

Global Youth Movement: Implications for International Organizations (Opinions) 26-08-2002
by Leon Galindo
CONTEXT 1. Youth in Development (YID) is a critical field because challenges are serious „« Negative Argument: Neglecting youth leads to poverty, depression, violence „« Positive argument: Investing in youth is key to building leadership,...

Globally acknowledged at only 18! (Interviews) 1-04-2005
by Olexiy Kuzmenko
Denis Stepura: "The only way for us to receive serious treatment was through doing our job done better than adults would ever dream". Denis is currently 18. He is the president of an independent media center „Children’ Voice” in Kyiv, Ukraine....

GOAL SETTING A NECESSARY TOOL IN ACHIEVING SUCCESS (Opinions) 6-05-2006
by Ipinnaiye Opeyemi Isaiah
“All the work I have done has paid off, I have got my medal and I hope it is the start of many things to come.” These were the words of England triple jumper Philips Idowu after he won the commonwealth gold in Melbourne. He had a disappointed...

God Is With You (Poetry) 20-12-2003
by Awosusi Oluwatope
He is in the wind That blows: Around the earth He is in the blood That flows: Around your body Believe me He lives: In you forever He is in the time That moves: Without rest Call him He answers: Your call at anytime I...

Gone (Poetry) 2-02-2005
by prernac
A truly troublesome day, A dreary sleepless night. A senseless bothersome existence, Full of fearful wrongly right. The sun that rose, Did not shine. The moon then drooped, Over a living man's shrine. Drumming the hours, all twenty-four,...

Goodbye Good Boy (Poetry) 10-07-2004
by Ebuenyi Ikenna D.
It didn’t come out like lightning, Like a tree did the urge bloom, Till time made it unbearable to take, It is goodbye good boy. Helping people for good, Loving those that hate you, Borrowed from but never paid back, It is goodbye good...

Government helps Filipino students (Opinions) 2-06-2004
by LLOYD ABRIA LUNA
Call it political gimmick but for the officials and employees of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Youth Affairs (OPAYA), the Student Assistance Fund for Education for a Strong Republic (SAFE 4 SR) is a legitimate government project...

Haiti apres la crise : Les enfants (Interviews) 6-04-2005
by Jean Wesley THOSIAC
(Article ecrit apres le 29 fevrier 2003) Haïti, ma terre natale, pendant plus de trois mois faisait la Une des grands journaux du monde. Ceci dû à une grave crise politique qui sévissait depuis les élections contestées du 26 novembre 2000…...

Happiness is a Choice (Opinions) 29-09-2005
by christopher bernardo
You can see a glass of water as either half full or half empty. Some ghosts that are observed come into being as a projection of a negative thought. Sometimes we create our own demons without knowing it. I was haunted by my own demons in the past...

happy child (Poetry) 9-01-2006
by aubrey madeline
Happy little girl, with deep blue eyes that match the river that flows through life Happy little girl, with a smile that will light the darkest days of our lives Happy little girl, when she sings her voice will lift the evil souls away Happly...

He was a boy. And his name was Ryan . . . (Opinions) 1-11-2002
by Mike Blanchard
I had arrived at a follow up ceremony for an environmental conference that was co-funded by the Foundation for Young Australians; and since I was on the committee that decided to fund them, I had been invited. By some freak occurrence, I was...

Heal My Sister's Heart (Poetry) 22-06-2006
by david mbitu
The clouds roll in, the rain is coming Words from souls comes showering Passion burns as hell To see my Sister's broken heart heal For so long tears drip with innocence Deaf to the friends of twilight Join the swing they entice Now...

Heaven or Hell? (Poetry) 31-12-2003
by Zoami C. Sosa
And where are my so-called friends now? When most I need them? I don't blame my family for down I turned them But my friends where are they? They told me drugs would take me to Heaven! What a vicious lie look around me, look at me! It seems...

Hechizo (Poetry) 18-07-2004
by Damian Profeta
La transformación es imperceptible a esas horas pero las almas se han trocado unas a otras. Las emociones se colman y se embriagan los sentidos. El lago se vuelve una sombra; la luna crece con el ritmo de las flautas y las cuerdas. Una...

Hidden Blossom (Short Story) 21-03-2006
by Ruth Garnes
Through my slow lethargic daughter, I learned that things were not always the way they appeared. Instead of turning my head, I learned to embrace the possibility that endless capabilities were sometimes stored up in people and things that we...

His Choice & Others (Poetry) 30-01-2004
by Awosusi Oluwatope
His Choice He has new broom But he can't sweep well He has the key But he can't open the door He knows the answer But he can't say it He knows the road But he can't follow it He sees the light But he denies it Great City As I...

HIV and AIDS - Shutting the ‘Window of Hope’. (Opinions) 17-03-2006
by Douglas Tigere
Young people have long been viewed as the ‘window of hope’ for changing the course of the HIV and AIDS pandemic. But without substance in the form of youth friendly education and information on sexual and reproductive health, this vision will...

Hold my hand... (Poetry) 25-12-2004
by Akinbo, Adebunmi Adeola
Did you see what they did to him? Why allow them to take Away an innocent soul? Are they gone? In fear we live at thier mercy. So, what do we do... ...hold my hands, the more we stand to face the power, the stronger... ...the...

Hope (Poetry) 19-07-2004
by Awosusi Oluwatope
Your strength should not lie on anyone Seek for knowledge always Many may think that – you are a fool But don’t care about what They say and think Be like a man who: Never hope on any flesh Expect his creator who He fears from the day of...

Hopeful Plea (Poetry) 28-07-2006
by Instant Vintage
We stand to watch, yet once again As tragedies go by Same violence and terrorists Which raise their heads up high Same suffering and criminals Same justice and same law Now terrorism has no boundaries As we all shockingly saw So who’re the...

How a Group of Women is Making a Difference in Maseno Division, Western Kenya (Short Story) 17-03-2006
by Antony Felix O. O. Simbowo
In Africa, Kenya and indeed, the developing world, women form about 70% of family heads and breadwinners, providing for their communities and families alike. Nowhere is this ideal more exemplified than in the work of the Green Hill Women...

How Parents Should Discipline their Children (Opinions) 8-06-2005
by Arnold Ageta Omayio
Many parents take discipline to be punishment. All children misbehave at some time. They may start fights, refuse to cooperate with family routines and use bad language. As parents, we have to teach children appropriate behaviour. Key issues to...

How the Media Affect Us (Opinions) 31-10-2002
by Helen Fu
The media affects us because the media is the only way people know what's going on in the world. People believe the media, even though sometimes the media doesn't speak the truth. Media isn't always correct and fast. The don't usually give people...

Hunger Cries (Poetry) 27-04-2005
by Not Available
I saw a man on the screen today. He begged me for my wages. Twenty cents a day he said, As he pointed to the garbage. I turned my head and tried to sleep; But I heard a rhythm and a saying repeat. Feed the Children… Feed the Children…....

Hymne à la gloire de TakingITGlobal (Poetry) 25-06-2004
by François Vianou Godonou
Tous les jeunes de ce monde embarqués sans différence Au sein de cette communauté virtuelle agissante et retentissante telle la Kora, instrument à 21 cordes au son magique et enivrante Illumine la planète d’un chant qui éveille la conscience...

I also want to feel loved: Recounts of a street kid (Interviews) 27-02-2004
by Kabwe Chibwe
Meet Mike, a kid, ignorant about his age, who was ushered into the street after the death of his mother. He has been living in an abandoned vehicle on one of the main streets of Lusaka for close to two years now. Mike recollects the day when his...

I Am (Poetry) 30-12-2003
by Stephanie Ramones
I am a lone flower in the cracked cement I am like a rose with many layers I resemble in body a person standing in white while the world is in black I resemble in spirit a light lost in the dark I imagine the future and all it’s wonders I...

I Don't Wanna (Poetry) 8-11-2003
by Gabriela Gonçalves Barbosa
I don’t wanna be the clown they’ll laugh at I don’t wanna be the person they’ll never remember I don’t wanna be that silly student that helps everyone I don’t wanna be the one they’ll ignore I don’t wanna be the person that says “I told you…”...

I Fear Nigeria (Opinions) 15-01-2004
by Onyinye Ndubuisi
I fear my country Nigeria It is a country where the youths of today Who shall become the leaders of tomorrow? Are being wasted It is a country where the leaders and elders Who are supposed to be role models for youths Are only interested...

I Fear This World (Poetry) 19-07-2004
by Awosusi Oluwatope
I hardly know that – Out of my four hens The one with disability will survive The one I cherish most die The most beautiful among them also die The most useless among them die Three are gone They leave their chickens Remain only one with...

I Have a Friend (Poetry) 19-12-2003
by Awosusi Oluwatope
He is the defender of my hope He never allows me to fall He makes me to see vision My help in the days of trouble I have a friend He gives abundant when I have nothing A friend in need is a friend indeed He is in my heart of hearts I...

I love you, my grandparents (Short Story) 8-12-2005
by Vo Thi Thao Nguyen
Some of my friends often say that I am very lucky because my grandparents (paternal and maternal) are alive even though they are over 75. However, I lived with my paternal grandparents when I was born until I left my hometown for HCMC, Vietnam;...

I Shall Live Above the Sky & Others (Poetry) 20-05-2004
by Awosusi Oluwatope
I Shall Live Above the Sky If it is possible I shall live above the sky If I am able I shall live as I like Best Children run Run for the best Never give up Run to be the best Rise If I fall I shall surely rise And...

I use to know... (Poetry) 22-01-2005
by Samuel Adjei
I use to watch the clouds And they got married to the sky. I use to watch the birds As the day flew by. I use to hear the trees Before I was infected with this disease. I use to know my place Now I look in the mirror And I can't...

I Was, I Am, I Am Going to Be (Poetry) 23-06-2004
by jeremy chaila
To start with I was, some cells, some fluids some water and flesh I was fragile and safe warm and innocent, one or two hairs to form my mesh I had food and shelter all I could ever need; I knew no fear or worry indeed I had a heart so tender...

I... (Poetry) 15-07-2006
by Akinbo, Adebunmi Adeola
I thought of yesterday, it was the day I looked into the future and predicted now; I looked at today, I had seen it would happen like it has right now; I hope in tommorrow, that it will bring along with it the love that would make my...

ICT and Youth Empowerment (Opinions) 18-01-2006
by Chibuzo Governor Nwachukwu
The acronym ICT (Information and Communications Technology) is fast becoming a popular one in the country today. In fact, one of the greatest achievements of the present government which has been repeatedly touted at many a symposium, press...

If I were a Bird (Poetry) 28-07-2006
by Ositadimma Amakeze
If I were a big black bird I’d swim in the airy ocean Of the cloud, and rise and fall Like a tide ‘neath the starry sky I’d my eyes tightly closed Fearless of the storms and tempest Of scudding cloudy ice-berg Sail like peace My...

If Only You Could Believe in Yourself (Opinions) 22-02-2006
by Ipinnaiye Opeyemi Isaiah
Young people have suffered from various set backs because they lack self-esteem. Self-esteem is a very vital ingredient in achieving success and greatness in life. Self-esteem is the opinion you have of yourself. It is based on the value...

If Something Happens (Poetry) 25-06-2004
by Awosusi Oluwatope
If something happens And sugar becomes bitter Water turns to blood Children grew teeth the same day they are born If something happens Animals dictate men Sun starts to rain like rain And moon starts to shine like sun If something...

If we understood love (Poetry) 14-05-2009
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
As all children play in their homelands, And find the Love that nature brings. Be it high in the mountains or shorelands Their hearts share the same things. The happiness that surrounds them, Must start as they are born For if this is not...

If... (Poetry) 4-07-2004
by Moboluwaji Raphael Ojo
The song that lies in you If awoken May rise for a long time Never fallen to sleep Becoming a familiar tune Found in the mouth of nations The feeling of love Hidden in your heart May be loved If expressed Finding a soul to accept it...

Imagomundi (Interviews) 28-06-2006
by Julián Pablo Sinesi
Imagomundi es una asociación civil sin fines de lucro, que tiene como principales objetivos la recuperación de las matrices éticas y estéticas en las obras de arte, junto a la promoción de nuevos talentos, como pintores, escultores, músicos,...

In 20 Years: My Plans for Africa's Renaissance (Opinions) 19-08-2005
by EMMANUEL AKAPO
As a youth involved in development works, I have so much prospects for the future and, I don’t see myself being part of the mainstream that believes African plights are traditional and will always be there. I believe so much in harnessing...

In Search for Love (Poetry) 29-09-2005
by christopher bernardo
It is said that after every rain the sun will come up. I have passed a lot of rains during my childhood days until college. The last typhoon I dealt with was one that wet only my eyes. It was a typhoon every man has to face once in a while. A...

In Spite of… (Poetry) 1-08-2005
by A. Tsang
In spite of the ending of the world, it never affects me Because I seem to have never existed In spite of everything is falling apart I don’t need help In spite of my paranoia, I don’t need love and care Just drift along forever But I have...

In the Farm (Poetry) 20-12-2003
by Awosusi Oluwatope
What is it like? Is not the security? Ah! He is the one What is he doing in another person's farm? Is it to protect? But he is plucking tomatoes Stealing and protection Are they the same? Oh! He is even with baskets He is putting the...

Inspiration from the Back of Beyond: Interview with a Young Tanzanian (Opinions) 31-03-2005
by charlton c tsodzo
Robert Browning once said “Man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?” Here is a young man, who has not only defied the odds but has become an inspiration in a land in where he could use some inspiration himself. Hailing from...

Institut Connectus et Les Rencontres de la jeunesse africaine ! (Interviews) 21-04-2005
by Sessi HOUNKANRIN,PCC
Parce que nous sommes concernés par tous ces fléaux : Sida, Drogues, Pauvrété, Violence... aussi bien en Afrique que dans le reste du monde, BlackMap.com dédie cet espace pour vous permettre d'informer, de sensibiliser et de mobiliser le monde à...

Interview: Global Gallery Artist Natasha Tatta (Interviews) 27-07-2005
by Cheryl Gudz
(If not already selected, please choose \"All\" in the Words Each page dropdown box and click \"view\" to activate language translations) Interviews available in: Português | русский | Español | عربي | Français Profile :...

Introduction to berak dancing. (Opinions) 20-08-2004
by Amit
When someone mentions break dancing nowadays, people think of baggie trouser wearing, medallion brandishing kids sporting baseball caps at set square angles spinning on their heads. This wouldn’t be far from the truth, however what they probably...

Inverse Reality (Poetry) 25-01-2004
by prernac
Closed eyes, Clear reality. Sudden wake, And a nightmare. The clear night, Bringing deep visions, Of a different truth. A truth that perhaps Ellipses reality, Everyday, every hour, Minute, every second – Except for when The windows...

Investing in Education can Eradicate Poverty (Interviews) 29-09-2005
by Reama Naco-Biumaiono
I had the opportunity, during the 51st Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) conference that was held at the Sheraton Resort, Nadi here in Fiji in September this year, to interview the Hon. Haja Afsatu Kabba – Opposition Member of...

Investing in youth: the role of reproductive health (Opinions) 9-09-2002
by International Youth Development Forum IYDF
Think about this: 44% of the human faces that met the new millennium were less than 20 years old. The profound changes signaled by this demographic shift will challenge the human family in such areas as social stability, security, economic...

Irresponsabilidad Absoluta de parte del Gobierno (Opinions) 2-06-2005
by Victoria O
El día lunes 30 de mayo la comunidad valdiviana realizó un funeral simbólico, donde se enterraron : los cisnes muertos, la democracia, la institucionalidad ambiental, la participación ciudadana y el nombre de CELCO. El motivo de esto fue la...

Is there a time for everything? (Poetry) 17-12-2005
by RICHJOY PAGAY ARZAGA
There is a time for everything I first saw your eyes with that radiant smile Those dimples, Wow, truly I am mesmerized Remember the night when we first met? You were there anxious to meet me wearing your pretty bonnet? I now realize that was...

It Could've Been Me (Poetry) 13-06-2006
by Ositadimma Amakeze
It could’ve been me In the gusty chilly night When all warmly, sheltered But one in the wind It could’ve been me In the womb of the dawn Caught by icy cold With neither coat nor jacket It could’ve been me Pasturing on the strange...

It pains ! (Poetry) 3-01-2005
by Akinbo, Adebunmi Adeola
Once I had her in sight, We saw afar and got going, Then the first kiss... ...it all seems like yesterday, We cuddled and chuckled, Nothing could stop us... ...until now; Now, We have not seen eye to eye, Far apart...and I am tearing...

Je suis jeune et je suis affecté… (Opinions) 21-12-2005
by Mouyaga Lilian Gervil
Parmi les nombreux défis auxquels elle doit faire face, l’Afrique doit notamment relever celui de la paix et de la sécurité. Aujourd’hui, au-delà de l’extrême souffrance qu’ils imposent aux populations, les guerres et les soulèvements armés...

Jeune et Santé en Haïti : une crise constante crise (Opinions) 12-04-2005
by Jean Wesley THOSIAC
Les changement profonds survenus dans le domaine de la santé publique ont radicalement transformé la vie au cours des cent dernières années. En moyenne, les gens vivent plus longtemps et dans de meilleures conditions que jamais auparavant....

Jeunes haïtiens, faisons nôtre les OMD ! (Opinions) 3-05-2005
by Jean Wesley THOSIAC
Haiti fait partie des 37 pays sur les 155 en voie de développement à avoir signé la déclaration du Millénaire, mais jusqu'à date, ce pays n’a presque pas emboîté le pas vers les OMD . En effet, de multiples faits expliquent cela. Dans un mini...

Jóvenes en Defensa del Ambiente (Short Story) 15-03-2005
by Fabrizio Scrollini
Es un verano como otros en el Arboretum Lussich, una de las principales reservas de flora del Uruguay, la sexta de Sudamérica, ubicado a 200 Km. al este de Montevideo, en el Departamento de Maldonado. Allí se concentra una de las...

Jovens do outro lado do mundo, mas com os olhos no Brasil (Opinions) 5-06-2004
by Mateus Fernandes
Parlamento Internacional de Juventude Existe no jovem um grande potencial para ser protagonista e empreender no contexto social em que vive. Uma dificuldade que se tem apresentado à juventude é encontrar os meios de participação – o que,...

Jovens e Meio Ambiente – uma aliança sustentável (Opinions) 5-06-2004
by Mateus Fernandes
Outro dia me perguntaram se há jovens realmente interessados na temática que envolve o meio ambiente e o desenvolvimento. Fiquei até surpreso com a pergunta, porque convivo, cotidianamente, com jovens brilhantes que muito contribuem para a...

Judge Not (Poetry) 31-01-2006
by Gordon Nicol
Judge a man, not by the colour of his face Judge a man, not by the name of his race Judge a man, not by the nature of his creed But judge a man, by the measure of his deeds For there are many good Arabs and many good Muslims Many a poor...

JUVENTUD CARTAGENERA Y EL EFECTO MORTAL DE SU SILENCIO (Opinions) 24-08-2006
by Rosa Isabel Montero Torres
¿Quiénes somos? ¿Qué papel desempeñamos en una sociedad que nos margina de los procesos que se gestan en su interior? En términos de la ley 375 de 1997 debemos entender que juventud es “el cuerpo social dotado de considerable influencia en el...

Juventud y Desarrollo: Los jóvenes argentinos vistos desde el Índice de Desarrollo Humano 2005 (Opinions) 27-12-2005
by Luis Irigoytia
El 15 de diciembre de 2005, la oficina Argentina del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo presentó su Informe sobre el Desarrollo Humano para Argentina. Este informe, el cual se realiza a nivel mundial (1) y nacional, es muestra de...

Keep a Smile (Poetry) 6-09-2006
by IKPOBARI SENEWO
Keep a smile. There's nothing like it. A smile's a panacea, nay, a curative unparalleled; Even in the worst of moments, a smile's the answer. It shines through like morning sun in summer; Keep a smile, not a spite. Let it swell like a...

Know What... (Poetry) 25-10-2005
by hazem al jaber
In my life I learned how to love, to smile, to be happy, to be strong, to work hard, to be honest, to be faithful, to forgive, but… I couldn’t learn how to stop remembering you.

Kwanzaa Dolphins (Short Story) 17-03-2006
by Khalid Magram
The well-built seafaring ancient dhow, MvDestiny, left the port city of Haven of Peace on a full moon night. The ship sailed for the famous Swahili port town of Heartdrop to celebrate the festival of Kwanzaa. She steered from her sanctuary on...

L'EFFORT (Poetry) 3-02-2006
by Ntamack Serge
Demain tu te réclameras de moi De ces mois entrelacés dans les malles du désespoir Qui ont vu couler tes efforts Et s’interrompre la fontaine de ta foi Demain tu te réclameras de moi Des longues heures de labeur et de l’ardeur De la...

La citadelle du silence... (Opinions) 17-10-2005
by Mouyaga Lilian Gervil
L'un des huits objectifs du millénaires est de promouvoir l'égalité et l'autonomisation de la femme. Autrement dit > Cependant, le respect des Droits de l'homme est le fondement d'un développement social qui se veut équitable. Il faut donc...

La Concertación Necesaria (Opinions) 19-11-2003
by Damian Profeta
El presente ensayo tiene por objeto reflexionar sobre un aspecto institucional de la ciudad en que vivo, y que me tiene por partícipe desde mi adolescencia hasta el día de hoy, en el que he puesto mucho tiempo, interés, emoción y sentimiento....

La Entrevista Virtual de Patch - Una Perspectiva Indígena (Interviews) 14-01-2004
by Patch
1) ¿Cuál es tu nombre completo? Luis Abel López - Patch 2) ¿Cuál es el nombre del pueblo al que tu perteneces/ desciendes? ¿Dónde y cuándo naciste? Soy Colla con antepasados Aymaras, y a su vez con antepasados Incas. Los hijos...

La importancia de las ONG's para la sociedad uruguaya (Interviews) 30-03-2005
by cecilia saibene
Dos de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM), consisten en detener los avances del VIH/SIDA y de la tuberculosis, uno; y en tratar de que haya igualdad entre los géneros, otra. Para que ello sea posible, es necesario instruir a la...

La pauvreté, ma pauvreté ! (Opinions) 21-07-2005
by Landry N. Mayigane
La pauvreté, ma pauvreté ! La pauvreté peut se définir comme l’absence d’avoir, de savoir et de pouvoir. Il s’agit d’une situation dans laquelle se trouve une personne n'ayant pas les ressources suffisantes pour conserver un mode de vie normal...

Lack of Spaces - IYP 2004 Speach (Opinions) 27-07-2004
by Mateus Fernandes
I’m supposed to be here to talk to you about “lack of spaces for youth voices to be heard”. I know some of you know that it’s a real problem nowadays, but all that I want is a solution for this problem. All of us want to be heard. How can we...

Lamjung: Armed Conflict & Its Impact Upon Youth (Opinions) 28-06-2006
by Shakti Ghimire
Geographic Region Lamjung, a district that falls under the western development region, lies in the Gandaki Zone of Nepal. The district, which is the home of approximately two lakhs (200,000) people, has a literacy rate of 56%. There are 61...

Language (Poetry) 14-02-2006
by Anu maheshwari
Bitter tongue invading Biting into our homes – The facile embrace of death On our screens The blast, the rage of Time past Intruding on our privacy Making unwelcome calls on our judgment 24/7 A whole generation reeking of violence...

Las papeleras agitaron el debate juvenil en Paysandú (Short Story) 22-03-2006
by Mariela Silvina Fiamingo
El Tercer Encuentro de Jóvenes del Mercosur se llevó a cabo este año en Paysandú a mediados de Febrero. Este evento sirvió para que chicos y chicas de Paraguay, Brasil, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina y España -hubo una delegación de jóvenes...

LE COMPLEXE DES JEUNES (Opinions) 6-02-2006
by Abbé Dimitri
Le discours est presque le même chez les jeunes garçons et les jeunes fillles en âge d'entretenir une relation amoureuse . Je ne suis pas peut -être pas le premier à parler de ce que je veux nommer « le miracle quotidien »; mais j'ai du moins...

LE VIH-SIDA ET LES ADOLESCENTS (Opinions) 13-07-2005
by Andy Roland Nziengui Nziengui
Le VIH-SIDA est devenu à ce jour une maladie des jeunes, car les jeunes adultes âgés de 15 à 25 ans représentent la moitié des quelques 5 millions de nouveaux cas d’infection de VIH survenus chaque année dans le monde . On constate que cette...

Leave Things As They Are (Short Story) 5-09-2006
by Mbũrũ Kamau
I do not know why she had to kill herself. We loved each other so much despite our age difference. I was still trying to figure out whether to go for one among the many when she quickly bumped into me and openly declared her love for me. At first,...

Les jeunes et les TIC : cas du Cameroun (Opinions) 25-11-2005
by Pascal Bekono
Au Cameroun, la tranche de 0 à 30 ans représente plus de 70% de la population, constituant à cet effet le fer de lance de la nation. Bien que la jeunesse dispose des qualités tels que la créativité, l’innovation, le dynamisme et l’envie de...

LES JEUNES FACE AUX GROSSESSES PRECOCES ET AUX AVORTEMENTS CLANDESTINS (Opinions) 13-07-2005
by Andy Roland Nziengui Nziengui
La grossesse précoce est un phénomène qui prend de l’ampleur de jour en jour dans notre société. Et c’est la jeunesse, la tendre jeunesse féminine qui en est la principale victime. En effet, on entend par grossesse précoce, une grossesse qui...

Let All Heads Know (Poetry) 19-07-2004
by Awosusi Oluwatope
The great men had gone They would had loved to live forever Beautiful flowers in the city lost their beauties And died when they got old Leaders too thought that – They would have reigned till end of the world The rich ones left without –...

Let the children play (Poetry) 8-01-2010
by Felista Wambui Wangari
Remember when children used to play Not a care, not a worry Just fiddling with clay Remember how they ran about Rolling in the playing fields Laughing, loving the bright blue sky Enjoying childhood: a time to play Who wonders where the...

Letter to the youth (Opinions) 24-07-2004
by Mike Ssegawa
I have watched again and again, Martin Mwangi’s drama, ‘The Youth Minister’. Each time I do, I develop new insights. In the drama, he poses questions about the world of youth and the many people fearing to go near your age group (youth). You,...

Lettre d'un jeune aux chefs d'Etats (Opinions) 16-11-2005
by Mouyaga Lilian Gervil
Pour un soir je me permets d'être le porte parole d'une jeunesse qui veut se faire entendre; le temps d'un écrit, celui d'un texte, je veux être compris et surtout lu de vous. Vous qui avez à charge de nous conduire vers des lendemains meilleurs....

Libro libre (Opinions) 28-06-2006
by Sebastian Pujol
Una iniciativa impulsada por la organización mexicana Letras Voladoras se hizo eco por estas latitudes y desembarcó oficialmente en Buenos Aires el último 21 de septiembre, día de la primavera - y del estudiante - aprovechando la gran...

Little Mind Series (Poetry) 5-11-2004
by katanagi penelope dorothy
Little mind asking Oh mother, Where are you? Oh mother, Where am I? Oh mother, What is this? Oh mother, How did I get here? Mother...mother When can I leave? Mother....mother... I never wanted to be here. Little mind: adapting Am...

Little Senegalese Girl (Poetry) 23-10-2005
by Fa Sy
Little Senegalese girl on the streets, don’t cry Coz one day everything's gonna be alright She is only 8 years old but she’s got woman hands On her shoulders lies the future of an entire land Everyday, to bring water to her family, she walks...

Live Life ‘King Size’ (Opinions) 3-02-2005
by Mike Ssegawa
Kings in this generation are few. And the idea of king is so distant, that when I asked a twelve-year-old boy to name at least two kings, he gave me vague answers like, “king of golf, Tiger Woods and Ronaldo, king of soccer.” I laughed it off but...

Living for the Sake of Others (Opinions) 17-05-2004
by Shahjahan Siraj
“When I remember the faces of those starving street children, I cannot eat anymore. I cannot stop my tears when I walk along the street of slum near the Sheraton Hotel. They eat only 2 times a day. With necked feet they play, run and sell flowers...

Living with Choices (Opinions) 29-09-2005
by christopher bernardo
LLife is all about the choices that we made. Keeping this in mind, one should not use the excuse that he made a decision because so and so told him to. Some people say that they cannot tell their boyfriends to stop having sex with them, while...

Living With Disabilities (Opinions) 23-02-2006
by Fredrick Ouko
While youth account for the largest percentage of the world’s population, less attention is being given towards addressing the myriad problems experienced by the world’s vast majority. The situation is even worse when a segment of this...

Ljubljana - Our Capital (Opinions) 6-07-2004
by Matija
Our capital city Ljubljana is located in the center of Slovenia, it lays in the Ljubljana basin, and is surrounded by the Kamnik Alps in the north and the Ljubljana marshlands in the south. Living in Ljubljana, you can enjoy benefits from both...

LKJ aka LINTON KWESI JOHNSON (Interviews) 6-07-2005
by Ndzakou- Nkiandzo Denise
LKJ aka LINTON KWESI JOHNSON Interviewé par Denise Ndzakou. Le 20-06-2004 à Montreuil Ndzakou LKJ and his 25 years of Reggae music. Denise Ndzakou : Lkj, bienvenu à Montreuil. Nous sommes très heureux de vous accueillir ici. Nous...

Lo inaceptable del trabajo infantil (Opinions) 3-06-2008
by Elizabeth Arceo
Este 12 de junio se celebra internacionalmente el día contra el trabajo infantil. Coordinado por la Organización Internacional del Trabajo, la celebración de este día busca concientizar y eliminar las peores formas de trabajo infantil. Pero, ¿Qué...

Los jóvenes del mundo eligen Argentina para estudiar (Opinions) 28-05-2006
by R
En un contexto mundial muy tensionado con el tema migratorio, donde las potencias ya no están dispuestas a recibir más extranjeros en su territorio, y donde los que ya están instalados como ciudadanos o ilegales están pidiendo, reclamando y...

Los jóvenes hoy (Opinions) 10-08-2004
by Leila Mucarsel
¿Qué papel tenemos los jóvenes en el mundo actual? Esa es una pregunta que desde hace algunos años suelo hacerme con frecuencia. Sí, somos jóvenes, estamos en esa hermosa pero a la vez tan extraña y conflictiva etapa de nuestras vidas conocida...

Los Jóvenes y el Compromiso con el Medio Ambiente (Short Story) 4-04-2005
by Hector Osmar Somovilla
Mayor Buratovich es un pequeño pueblo de 4237 habitantes en el partido de Villarino, al sur de la provincia de Buenos Aires, en la Republica Argentina. En el año 1999 se funda en esta localidad el Ecoclub Buratovich, integrado por jóvenes,...

Los Objetivos del Milenio en simples palabras para Mexico (Opinions) 13-01-2006
by Laura Müller
"Sé el cambio que quieres ver" Mahatma Gandhi Imagina que trabajas mas de ocho horas diarias bajo condiciones inhumanas, en un lugar oscuro, húmedo donde todo huele a moho, o con una pala a la intemperie del sol bajo mas de 40 grados...

Los ODM: ¿Utopía o alternativa realista a la hora de reducir la desigualdad? (Opinions) 30-03-2005
by Leila Mucarsel
LA CAMPAÑA DEL MILENIO DE NACIONES UNIDAS: ¿Utopía o alternativa realista a la hora de reducir la desigualdad? Desigualdad. Por mucho que nos pese vivimos en un mundo caracterizado por profundas desigualdades de toda índole. Nuestro planeta...

Losing Loved Ones (Opinions) 6-04-2006
by Kelsey Page
Losing a loved one is always a difficult aspect of life, especially when the person in question was a member of immediate family, or someone you lived with. Just recently losing my mother, I have encountered a whole new world previously unseen...

Losing You (Poetry) 4-11-2005
by Jacob Baiden Odame
I should have said it That you were exquisite I should have been bold And not to withhold the love Which I have always craved For you, yes only you. You appeared to be a sister But deep inside you were a lover I wanted us to be...

Lost Diaries (Poetry) 28-12-2003
by Yara Kassem
In a land like this one, And a time as dark as this I was lost in the middle of that huge crowd, In the middle of all those eyes, All those faces... I've been looking everywhere But I never found... I never saw and never heard I've been...

Love hearts (Poetry) 12-12-2005
by Amjad Husam Zayed
"No farewell words were spoken, not even a good-bye, you left before we knew it, and only God knows why" I look up at the stars as the day passes by another year gone through, but i've lost track of time, as i smile with a tear running down my...

Love in the Movies (Opinions) 6-10-2002
by Catarina Abreu
At seventeen, I can honestly say that there were times where I thought I was in love. Just the sight of that special somebody would send my stomach doing somersaults until I thought my heart would jump from my throat. It's a great feeling,...

Lucha por la vida (Opinions) 22-03-2005
by Victoria O
Vivo en un paraíso: Valdivia, la ciudad mas linda de Chile, pero ¿Es un paraíso ficticio?. Lamentablemente y con el dolor de mi alma debo decir que sí lo es, porque ha sido contaminada; nuestras aguas han sido contaminadas, nuestros suelos...

Luz, cámara... ¡expresión! (Interviews) 28-06-2006
by simon
A propósito de la diversidad cultural, estuve visitando a la gente de la Fundación Kine . La Fundación Kine organiza cada año el Festival Iberoamericano de Cortos “Imágenes Jóvenes en la Diversidad Cultural . Hablar un poco con Alina...

Made in Argentina ¿Por qué los extranjeros eligen nuestras universidades? (Opinions) 8-09-2006
by Andrea Durán Sánchez
El título podrá sonar un poco extraño, pero creo que dice todo lo que este artículo quiere transmitir a sus lectores. Argentina es de por sí un país particular. Construido desde sus inicios por inmigrantes, su crecimiento se lo deben a los...

Major Youth Problems and areas of concern (in the context of India). (Opinions) 28-03-2003
by A.R.Patil
Major youth Problems and areas of concern (in the context of India). Today the youth of the country are lacking there soul strength, due to there social backwardness, educational backwardness, & economical backwardness. They are depressed...

Making Love (Poetry) 27-01-2006
by Amah Paschal
Oh when you touch me I know that there is a place to be And there would be no squabbles. The way you touched me I knew we were meant to be But we have never made love Though we wished that we would have They were just wishes come and gone...

Making Music, Finding an Audience, and the Need to Download: ‘Tally Hall’ Speaks Out (Interviews) 30-09-2005
by Cheryl Gudz
Who or what is Tally Hall? Formed in 2002, Tally Hall is a rock band from Ann Arbor, Michigan with an amusing approach to making music. Although their quirky name might confuse you at first, there is no mistaking this band’s raison d’etre. These...

Making the News: An Interview with Udara Soysa (Interviews) 27-07-2005
by Cheryl Gudz
(If not already selected, please choose \"All\" in the Words Each page dropdown box and click \"view\" to activate language translations) Interviews available in: Português | русский | Español | عربي | Français Profile : Udara...

Maldonado: el drama del desarrollo (Opinions) 28-03-2005
by Fabrizio Scrollini
Situado en el este del Uruguay, Maldonado es uno de los Departamentos de mayor riqueza natural, contando con playas privilegiadas, lagunas, cerros, excelentes paisajes, así como buenos niveles de seguridad e instrucción en su población....

Mama (Poetry) 17-07-2005
by Landry N. Mayigane
Ever since the eve of time The warmth of your aura has blessed the ages Your shadow shields the fruits of your wombs Your whisper soothes the wounds of life Ever since the eve of time My life dwells in the splendor of your pledges Your...

Man of my Dreams (Short Story) 21-04-2004
by Lauren
Ever have that dream where you finally meet ‘the one’? You spend this time with them, and the over whelming feeling of joy just comes over you. Every touch just soothes your whole body, making all your pain and misery disappear. And you just gaze...

Marioliva Gonzalez habla sobre la migración juvenil (Interviews) 26-07-2006
by Mariya Petrova
Las audiencias interactivas oficiosas con las organizaciones no gubernamentales, las organizaciones de la sociedad civil y el sector privado dedicadas a los temas de migración internacional y el desarrollo fueron el 12 de Julio de 2006. Marioliva...

Marioliva Gonzalez on Youth Migration (Interviews) 25-07-2006
by Mariya Petrova
On July 12, 2006 was held the United Nations Informal Interactive Hearings with NGOs, Civil Society and the Private Sector on International Migration and Development. Marioliva Gonzalez was the only youth speaker and the sole NGO representative...

Marrocos hospeda II Congresso Mundial da Juventude (Opinions) 3-02-2004
by Luciana Arfelli
No mês de agosto de 2003, Marrocos hospedou o II Congresso Mundial da Juventude, que reuniu aproximadamente mil jovens, entre 15 e 25 anos, representando mais de 140 países. Mais do que apenas discutir clichês, o Congresso foi uma oportunidade...

Masculinidad desde la Perspectiva de Varones Jóvenes (Opinions) 8-05-2005
by Ariel Gonzalez Galeano
Por Ariel González y Fernando Carcache No se pretende generar constructos teóricos nuevos ni causar polémica alguna; simplemente, agregar a la agenda de trabajo de los derechos sexuales y reproductivos mayor énfasis en masculinidades positivas...

MDG Contest: Active Youth, the Effective Solution to Environmental Issues (Opinions) 31-05-2005
by Elvira Nurieva
Man! The time is ripe to rethink! The environment can’t permanently stand such a tremendous destructive impact! Remember, if the environment is poisoned, the feedback will soon be the same - it will poison us! Clearly, it is necessary to...

MDG Contest: How the Youth in Nigeria Can Help Achieve the Millennium Development Goals (Opinions) 17-05-2005
by nnakaihe friday
The essence of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is to bring about a world where hunger, corruption, bad leadership, etc. are eliminated. It is also, a world where all the essential needs of man are provided. The issue is that such a vision...

MDG Contest: How youth in Nigeria can help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (Opinions) 17-05-2005
by nnakaihe friday
The Millennium Development Goals are in their essence to enthrone a world where hunger, corruption and bad leadership are eliminated. It is also a world where all the essential needs of man are provided. The issue is that such a vision can be...

MDG Contest: Our world and the truth (Poetry) 31-05-2005
by Abayomi Michael
Beautiful, pleasant and perfect It’s green, bright and dark, dry and cold Our earth, our home, children of the third world We are here We have seen We struggle to survive Faces are drained of color Appetite lost to hunger We search for...

MDG contest: The Way Forward for Ugandan Youths (Opinions) 28-05-2005
by Ssendagire Paul
I consider poverty and ignorance as the leading setbacks to development in Uganda. The duo has immensely contributed to the birth and or acceleration of millions of other problems like illiteracy, reckless prostitution, political unrest, maternal...

MDG Contest: Youth's contribution to nation development (Opinions) 2-05-2005
by foy franklin
Introduction The youth of today have witnessed very hard times and sometimes find themselves hopeless and despaired about the future. Most times they enlist some sort of desideratum in them because of the current ways in which events unfold....

Me - Within Society - Without (Opinions) 29-09-2005
by christopher bernardo
If you listen to everyone, all at one time, then you'll understand none. It is society that named me. I am Christopher Del Castillo Bernardo. Christopher means "Christ bearer" while Bernardo means "bear like". Del Castillo means "of the...

Meaning of Life (Opinions) 8-09-2004
by Mariano Zuk
Getting through the obstacles that life sets in our path is part of the process that shapes our way of appreciating life. Those obstacles are good and bad experiences that inspires any single person to find a meaning in life. Such meaning can be...

Mediterranean Transport; Intermodalism and Gioia Tauro. (Opinions) 9-02-2004
by archibald van willigenburg
With help of my father I've done research on the Mediterranean transhipment market the past decade and am updating an article on the subject. As I see it things are happening in the Mediterranean. The key question is, whether Gioia Tauro, harbour...

Meeting the Rights of Young People in HIV/AIDS Prevention (Opinions) 29-05-2006
by Nduka Ozor
HIV/AIDS has become a disease of young people, with nearly 7,000 infections occurring among 15 - 24 years olds everyday. HIV/AIDS is unarguably a disease fueled by poverty, gender inequality and complacency. In Sub-Saharan Africa, many young...

MGD contest: Wait no more with the waiting world (Opinions) 24-05-2005
by Oluwafemi Reis
Today in this fast growing world, there exists a great imbalance in practically every aspect of our daily lives - demand and supply, literacy and illiteracy, right and wrong. Each passing day, men and women go about their daily activities with...

Million Dollar Baby (Poetry) 16-06-2005
by Azira Binti Aziz
I was once like you I couldn’t face the world It was so dark and I was alone nobody could help me they couldn\'t understand all they did was to leave me alone all alone leaving wounds to fester untreated as they scar and remain then I...

Misty Smile (Poetry) 12-12-2003
by Muhammad Awais Aftab
Oh, misty smile; Can I ever understand thee! A smile you are, an enigma as well. Cruel you are, filled with mercy as well. Devilish you are, angelic as well. Crafty you are, sincere as well. Dangerous you...

Mitos y verdades de la educación universitaria argentina (Opinions) 8-09-2006
by Maria Gabriela Altilio
"¡Fuera las camarillas de la Universidad de Buenos Aires!" reza uno de los carteles suspendidos en el pasillo central de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales. "Rechazo a la asamblea universitaria ilegítima y aumento del presupuesto", propone...

Modernism (Poetry) 5-08-2004
by AJI JAMES
No more traditional robes, No more traditional caps, But mini-skirts, shabas, suits… Local nutritious drinks have been abandoned. Whisky, beer, champagne, brandy, have been embraced. No more respect for the village chief, No more respect...

Monster Friend (Short Story) 11-06-2004
by Lisa Carriere
In a far away place a monster came down from a bad place. He was bad until he met Cara. He came to Cara and asked her, "can I be your friend?" Cara said yes you can! But first you have to take a bath. the monster said "what is that you call a bath."

MORTALIDAD MATERNO-INFANTIL (Opinions) 7-05-2005
by Hector Osmar Somovilla
MORTALIDAD MATERNO-INFANTIL PLANES DE PREVENCION VS. PRINCIPIOS ETICOS DE LA IGLESIA “La muerte de una mujer durante el proceso reproductivo no es sólo un problema de salud. Es un caso de injusticia social, porque se vulneran los derechos a...

Moving On (Short Story) 15-02-2006
by Audrey Tangonan
It was crispy hot, one sunny summer afternoon. It was an April of 2005, and everywhere I looked seemed tinted with pale orange because of the bright sun. I was in the cemetery with my dad. He just had to drag me along to ruin a perfect Saturday!...

Mr. (Opinions) 14-07-2006
by Eddy Nicholas Ombudo Orinda
General Elections 2007: Constructive Political Engagement or Further Complaints? I would like to start by introducing myself. My name is Eddy Nicholas Ombudo Orinda, currently a second year student of International Law and Diplomacy in Ukraine....

Mujeres en América Latina: ¿Cambio de visión o juego político? (Opinions) 22-03-2006
by Andrea Durán Sánchez
“Detrás de un gran hombre, siempre hay una gran mujer” es la frase usada para referirse a la condición de muchos grandes hombres en la historia, como por ejemplo para el Libertador, Simón Bolívar, y su tan adorada mano derecha Manuela Sáenz....

Murder of Soul (Short Story) 1-04-2004
by Uzair Sultan
I’m a fifteen year old girl and pretty much like the rest. The only difference is that I have been to hell and back! At the age of thirteen something terrible happened to me and the only reason I am recalling it is because I want to make people...

My Body Aches (Poetry) 30-11-2004
by (Serah Katusia)Tussi
It’s a cold lonely night The kids look up to me for protection Their eyes teary A feeling of foreboding feels this grass thatched hut From a distance I hear the scream of a man My husband, yapping way in the village’s water hall The kids...

My Camel (Poetry) 19-12-2003
by Awosusi Oluwatope
How long have I stayed with you? I give you: all the best I have to satisfy you I always give you hope when you need hope I fight for you in time of sun, rain and snow I don't consider your debility I give you everything that I have with all...

My father (Short Story) 26-12-2005
by phan minh thang
During the different phases of life, everybody has something to remember; among them is the love from their parents. As people say, “Love is not finding someone to live with. It is finding someone you cannot live without.” For me, apart from the...

My Fowls (Poetry) 19-07-2004
by Awosusi Oluwatope
My two fowls are taking me for granted Maybe because I want them to be enlightened I have been feeding them with feeds Which will enable them to withstand challenges My dream for them is that – They will grow fat In wisdom and understanding...

My mother (Short Story) 22-11-2005
by phan minh thang
The image of mother in every Vietnamese song is like my mother’s image. Although now our life is better, I cannot forget the pictures from the past when I was just a child growing up, and things were more difficult. Since I was born, I lived...

My Perfect World (Poetry) 5-11-2003
by Gabriela Gonçalves Barbosa
Cool, interesting and curious things Morbid and brightly alive things Stupid, intriguing, irritating Embarrassing, rough and futile All of them pass in front of my eyes, Between the sunrise and the sunset Pass through the eyes without...

My rash decision (Poetry) 19-02-2004
by Jack Lashbrook
You are the irritation just below my skin. The odd sense of failure whenever i win. You're high maintenance and low return. You are the lesson i never learn. You are the "special" in "special needs". The destination where all roads lead....

My Shepherd Boy (Poetry) 27-01-2006
by Ositadimma Amakeze
Prior to morn’s awakening by the dusk Ubayo is up with his stick by the ranch; My shepherd boy, waiting on me while I sleep Zealously waiting, singing his shepherd’s song. Come Papa, the herd is waiting! Look, let’s set out before the sun....

My True Hero (Short Story) 9-11-2005
by Chew Chan
My father has always taught me the ethics of hard work. I am the eldest daughter of six children. My parents relied heavily on me to get things done and see that everything was in order if they weren't around. When I was young, I hated the job of...

My Version of Ghana; My Happy Home (Poetry) 25-10-2005
by Emmanuel sackey
Ghana my happy home Land of rich resources Land of mighty talents We shout tolerance Justice and Freedom I will die for you Glorious Ghana I will achieve my aim in all I do

My Work with Children with Disabilities (Opinions) 22-02-2006
by Anand Koti
Understanding life is really difficult. It’s better not to understand it and let it come the way it has to. We can improve our life with our collective hard work, practical approach and meditation. There is a bright ray of light within everyone,...

Myth (Reflections on Icarus) (Short Story) 12-03-2004
by Zorica Vukovic
You know when they say “there are days like this” - dull days, slow, inactive, uneventful, not brisk. It seems that some days are completely hopeless, useless, and when they take place you can’t help feeling a loss of some kind, at least – a loss...

National Youth Policy – An Important Tool for the Betterment of Southern African Young People. (Opinions) 23-03-2006
by Douglas Tigere
Youth have long been sidelined in policymaking and implementation. Through out the world, policy makers rarely seek the participation of young people in policy making or in issues that bring a bearing on the lives of the youth themselves. The...

National Youth Service Corps (Poetry) 18-06-2004
by olawale
A call rings out through the land loud, shrill and clear. To all the youths of the land Trained in her institutions of higher learning. A call to the service of the fatherland. It excites their movement; Over plains, rivers, hills,...

Nature (Poetry) 28-12-2004
by gini odinukwe
Dames are very interesting and special Really I do like to be around plenty To feel their sorrow and share their pleasure To give to them what they expect from the men In the mornings we all wake and say thanks to the Highest We all move...

Navidad, dulce Navidad (Opinions) 27-12-2005
by María Laura Caraballo
Que la navidad ya no es concebida dentro del marco espiritual o de la fantasía está a la vista. Para algunos la madrugada del 25 de diciembre celebra la llegada al mundo del hijo de Dios, para otros la entrada invisible de Papá Noel - versión...

Người lớn (Poetry) 8-04-2005
by Hong-Anh Nguyen
Trong câu chuyện giữa em và anh Có một đứa trẻ con và một người đã lớn Trẻ con thích làm người lớn, Người lớn thỉnh thoảng ... cũng thích làm trẻ con. Khi có anh thế giới này rộng lớn hơn Anh đã cầm tay em mở ra một cửa sổ mới Nhìn vào mắt...

Nigerian Child (Poetry) 12-05-2006
by Chibuzo Governor Nwachukwu
Nigerian child The jewls of the nation The pride of Mother Africa How are their deeds in the mouth of other nations Weep no more! Weep no more because of trafficking! And all vices that affect you as a child cause it will come to an end if...

Nigerian Child (Poetry) 7-06-2005
by Chibuzo Governor Nwachukwu
Nigerian child The jewls of the nation The pride of Mother Africa How are their deeds in the mouth of other nations Weep no more! Weep no more because of trafficking! And all vices that affect you as a child cause it will come to an end if...

Nigerian Youths Arise! (Poetry) 9-07-2004
by Henry Ekwuruke
Arise, Oh Nigerian Youths Arise, Oh Nigerian Youths Arise, future leaders of our nation Motivators and inventors Excellence is your future Nigerian youths arise Make your dreams real Even in the face of challenges and difficulties Look...

No More but Pain... (Poetry) 0-00-0000
by Akinbo, Adebunmi Adeola
When will my lecturer Call my marks without His palm stretched out? Or my classmates understand That the score of their Attempt is better-off? And our leaders? To understand that the Strength of every nation. Is us! The time is...

No more war tomorrow (Opinions) 11-09-2005
by vincent
Is this really me writing? I have been holding this pen since morning; could this Ink be of the blood of my brothers and sisters in Northern Uganda, Iraq, or Indonesia? Someone please help me, I think that I am writing another book after...

No tan distintos (Opinions) 28-05-2006
by Julián Profeta
Durante mediados del siglo XIX y comienzos del XX, se desarrolló un proceso inmigratorio muy importante para el país y su posterior desarrollo. Por esos tiempos la Argentina necesitaba de mano de obra, en especial en el campo, para poder expandir...

No, mama (Poetry) 1-07-2005
by Mwangi munyua
No, mama She didn\'t hit me, I already told you that, mama She didn\'t hit me. But,mama The pain she caused, mama Mama, \'twas like a sword Cutting thro\' my heart, mama And, mama You know I didn\'t hit her, mama I never could, You...

Noche de velas (Short Story) 5-12-2005
by Pilar Pintagro
Una noche a los 9 años Las botellas medianas de gaseosas nos servían de candelabros en la casa. Teníamos muchas y repartidas por todas partes. En las salas, en los cuartos, en la cocina. Usábamos velas blancas largas por montones y cada quien...

Now (Poetry) 30-12-2003
by Stephanie Ramones
I used to cry Over what you said But now I turn it away All that’s just made me stronger Nothing has killed me yet All those knives in my back Isn’t my burden anymore? But my weapons Everything you have shot at me hasn’t killed me It has...

Nyalenda and Manyatta Slums in Kisumu City Western Kenya - the Epitomes of Poverty and Neglect (Short Story) 17-03-2006
by Antony Felix O. O. Simbowo
A walk through the narrow, filthy gangways, crawling with criminals, hunger, disease, and seedy housing, in the Nyalenda and Manyatta slums leaves one asking whether there are proper policy frameworks in the Kenyan nation to take care of people...

O desejo é tudo que move - mas o que mantém o movimento? (Short Story) 5-06-2004
by Mateus Fernandes
Houve um tempo, uma vez, em que tudo o que um jovem poderia querer estava bem ao alcance de suas mãos. Ele queria sair pra ver o mundo; queria sair pra testar sua inocência; queria se perder, pra se encontrar. Não sei se participei desse tempo...

Oasis no sació la sed de Rock & Roll (Opinions) 22-03-2006
by R
La banda inglesa se presentó el 10 de marzo en Buenos Aires frente a una multitud, con un show que dejó mucho que desear. La espera en el Club Argentino de Polo fue una extraña mezcla de sucesos. Oasis empezó su recital quince minutos después...

Obligation (Poetry) 19-12-2003
by Awosusi Oluwatope
In the day time You have to be busy as a bee You have to be brief like a dream You need to be in the right place at the right time Move with the time; work with time In the day time Good planning with inspiration Should be in your heart...

OH MY PARROT (Poetry) 14-07-2006
by Douzy Douzinas
Look at you, Dumb and mute! Little fool, Young, bashful. I named you ‘Charlie’ So like Charlie You can talk, But you can’t talk. Boo boo! Little fool! Oh my God! Oh my parrot! How do I sleep with all this noise? Big old fool,...

Oh! My Baby I Love You (Poetry) 25-01-2006
by Tran Van Tinh
My life has been changed a lot since my first baby was born. By that time, I was called young "Daddy." Ow, how that "daddy" is wonderful and I have never imagined I could be a good daddy but now I know! He is a really cute and adorable boy. He...

Olga Gulina, Ufa (Opinions) 10-11-2004
by irene melchner
ЭССЕ Сегодня о реальной цене независимости свидетельствуют нищие, бездомные, беспризорные дети. Герои перевернутого мира, сломанные судьбы, потерянные жизни – все это корнями уходит в наше детство. А какое детство у большинства российских детей?...

ON DIT (Poetry) 12-07-2004
by Awosusi Oluwatope
On dit, ce n’est pas vrai Mais c’est vrai On dit, ce n’est pas possible Mais c’est possible On dit, il n’y a pas de route Mais il y a la route On dit, ce n’est pas comme ça Mais c’est comme ça On dit, ce n’est pas normal Mais...

One Evening in Recoleta (Short Story) 1-11-2005
by Jonathan Teel
One evening in October, after seeing a movie in the posh Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires, I was approached by a young girl with her two friends in tow. In Recoleta, home to a cemetery for Argentina’s richest families and other uppity hot...

One House in Canada, Eight Roommates...My Sanity is Still Intact (Supposedly) (Opinions) 26-11-2005
by Marilyn Krawitz
Until this October, I lived with eight roommates. Four were in their twenties. One from Nova Scotia (Canada), another from Germany. A guy from Ottawa (Canada) and one from Toronto (Canada). Plus four charmers from the sewers. (Mice.) Guess which...

One info centre in one village (Opinions) 20-10-2004
by Shahjahan Siraj
Postmortem: Digital divide between urban and rural, poor and rich is prominent in Bangladesh. Telecom Infrastructure in Bangladesh 700,000 fixed lines (90% in service). The Telephone density is 0.5 lines per 100 populations. The lowest average...

One Night (Poetry) 26-11-2003
by dreamscoper
The crowd starts to disperse into the night and everyone goes home. My feet take me to the street, everyone is sleeping soundly, and I am searching for my home. Light years have passed me by but everything else has come to stand. I look at every...

Only Goat (Poetry) 19-07-2004
by Awosusi Oluwatope
The only goat which its parents Suffered to make life worth living for Has turned to block head of all times It has wasted a lot of efforts With many advantages I wonder why it chooses that portion It parents died so that it could live...

ORANGE GIRL (Short Story) 19-03-2004
by Timmy
She stood by the side of the road gazing at the cars as they whizzed by, first blurred images, then specks receding in the distance. There was something maniacal about them, as they accelerated past, pursued by demons the little girl could not...

Our Children Are the Future of Mankind, but Who Raises Them Now? (Opinions) 9-07-2004
by Ajomuzu Collette Bekaku
Once upon a time, children were the most precious “thing” to mankind. The birth of a child was marked with celebration and festivities. Nursing mothers were cared for in turns by other women of the tribe until she could leave her child and go to...

Our Cries (Poetry) 10-01-2009
by Precious Ediomo-Abasi
As the rain dropped, I remembered my pains and fear I wept every day; I could not bear! They mutilated me with a sharp, unsterilized object and I was declared HIV positive. My world has collapsed! This was the cry of a mutilated girl....

Our Experience in Another Country, Mexico (Opinions) 22-06-2006
by Anum Khan
No one can fully understand the impact one can have on another person until you look into their eyes and see the light of hope that you gave them. That was something we started to see and understand when we had the opportunity to go on a...

pains (Poetry) 26-11-2005
by hazem al jaber
if you are going to leave???!! if you meant to go ???!! and decided to hurt my wounded heart!!!! please think before you do... i am a human... i live in pain... eat a pain every day... drink a pain every moment... and i was born in...

Panorama’s Prolific Wordsmith: An Interview with Henry Ekwuruke (Interviews) 25-07-2005
by Cheryl Gudz
(If not already selected, please choose "All" in the Words Each page dropdown box and click "view" to activate language translations) Interviews available in: Português | русский | Español | عربي | Français Profile: Henry...

Parental Rights and Teenage Privileges (Opinions) 8-06-2005
by Arnold Ageta Omayio
The needs and privileges of children have received so much attention recently that the basic needs and rights of parents are ignored. As a result parents have become confused over the distinction between rights and privileges in the family....

Patch's Interview - A Indigenous Perspective (Interviews) 1-02-2004
by Patch
“What is your full name” “Luis Abel López – ‘Patch’” “What is the name of the people that you are from? Where were you born and when?” “I am Colla which are the descendents of the Aymaras, who are the ancestors of the Incas. The...

Peer to peer education for the good of MDGs (Interviews) 5-04-2005
by Olexiy Kuzmenko
“I could hardly understand people who complain about life and do actually nothing to improve the situation”. these words are from a person that has chosen a youth activist path rather than a successful managerial career. Youth CAN network in...

Personal (Poetry) 20-12-2003
by Awosusi Oluwatope
There is something you have That I don't know There is something I have That you don't know You have authority over your own You control it the way you like I also have authority over my own I control it the way I like It is in you It...

Phénomène « enfants de la rue » en Afrique. Causes et solutions en milieu chrétien. (Opinions) 19-08-2005
by Yambwa, Nziya Jean-Pierre
(Conférence donnée a la Fédération des Parents Chrétiens du Congo, Juin 2002) INTRODUCTION. Avant les années 80, les pays africains affichaient de manière arrogante qu’ils ne connaissaient pas le phénomène des enfants de la rue. D’après la...

Por una nueva cultura del agua (Opinions) 29-04-2006
by Adrián Contursi-Reynoso
Empecemos esto no como un típico relato de viajes, empecemos esto como lo que es, la necesidad de abrir los ojos hacia nuestro futuro inmediato, la necesidad de que los y las jóvenes tomen hoy un papel comprometido en la creación de ese futuro....

Poverty and the Rights of the Child (Interviews) 7-01-2004
by Solace Asafo
Ghana, West Africa - The bargain lasted for a few minutes, a little over $180 was handed over to the mother of a child and the deal was sealed; a child of 3 had just been pawned by his parents to a local fisherman to be used as a diver in the...

Poverty and vulnerability in Oaxaca, México (Opinions) 13-03-2004
by Jesús Alejandro Hernández Ramírez
I want to share with you a real story that happened in one of the poorest States in Mexico, in which I was a witness. Emilio Macedo was sixteen years old when he attended secondary school in 2002. He lived in a very small and poor town in...

Pressure-cooker Kids (Opinions) 5-07-2005
by Dieu Hoa
Nowadays, I think it is common to see kids studying on weekends. Usually they have to study musical instruments, sports, drawing, dancing, etc. More and more three-year-old kids go to pre-school. The higher-quality life, the \"busier\" the kids....

Programa Integral de Asentamientos Irregulares (Interviews) 28-03-2005
by Andres Klein
Programa Integral de Asentamientos Irregulares: una lucha por el desarrollo El Programa Integral de Asentamientos Irregulares (PIAI), se ha desarrollado en una etapa de “arreglo del barrio” nos decía Mauricio García, joven que ha...

Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women (Opinions) 22-03-2006
by Sessi HOUNKANRIN,PCC
By Isata Mansaray 17 Years old - 2nd Prize- TIG Sierra Leone Essay Contest Do you think the MDGs will be achieved and what will be the role of youths in their achievement? MDG Goal #3: Promote gender equality and empower women - Eliminate...

Prostitution, Danger, Causes (Interviews) 9-09-2005
by Simon
What is the Prostitution of Children? Prostitution is generally defined as performing, offering, or agreeing to perform a sexual act for any money, property, token, object, article, or anything of value. 1 Prostitution of children; therefore,...

Proyecto Abriendo una puerta (Opinions) 19-04-2006
by German Augusto de la Espriella
Abriendo una puerta Somos jovenes de 14 a 17 años y queremos desarollar un proyecto que impacte a nuestra generacion. La adicción a las drogas es uno de los problemas mas importantes y alarmantes en el campo de la salud publica y en todo el...

Pubertad: Tiempo de Cambios (Opinions) 26-04-2005
by Patricia Aguilar
Pubertad: Tiempo de Cambios Por Patricia Aguilar Cabrera Psicóloga Clínica y Educadora en Sexualidad Humana ¿Qué es la pubertad? La pubertad es el evento biológico que marca el inicio de la Adolescencia. En ese sentido pubertad y...

Punctuality Denied (Short Story) 14-02-2005
by D'Arcy Juni
Driven; you choose to mislead yourself again, or what's left of you. Your corrupted spawn has something to say, but little does it matter. Muzzled and caged she bleeds... stripped of her dignity, scorned and abhorred. You murdered her...

Quest For a Real Friend (Opinions) 27-11-2003
by Jen Tanaka
For sure, you’ve heard of the saying, “No man is an island”, and we could actually relate with this. No matter what, no matter who you are you really need somebody. You need a companion as you sojourn in this life full of splendors and...

RAPING THE NIGERIAN GIRL CHILD (Opinions) 11-08-2006
by jose ohis. izeg
Her resilient spirit and the value of dignity she places on the African womanhood have always distinguished the Nigerian female. However, over a gradual period, these values have slowly but surely become eroded and the question that now stares us...

Realization (Poetry) 21-07-2003
by Andrew Ashiofu
I was walking down the path in the forest Tired of all the hustle and bustle of the world around me I then looked all around me The birds singing The rabbits hoping around The magical colors of the flowers The green beauty of the grass The...

Reclaiming her identity: a mother’s Diary (Short Story) 11-07-2005
by Ruth Garnes
After giving up my profession to become a wife, a mother of one, then suddenly seven made life very taxing for me. I soon came face to face with a challenging question. How did my identity become so obscure that I lost track of my hopes and...

Rencontre de la jeunesse (Opinions) 28-01-2006
by Mboumba Yrene
Jeunesse Francophone en ERE Rencontre internationale des jeunes francophones sur L’éducation à l’environnement et le développement durable Du 20 au 28 novembre 2004, environ 150 jeunes de l’espace francophone se sont retrouvés à Ouagadougou pour...

Restless for You (Poetry) 24-10-2005
by Jacob Baiden Odame
Since the day our eyes met My heart has not known rest The way you talked alone Is what has kept me love-flown I am coming in full swing Oh yes, on dove's wings To ask you please, this one question If you feel the way I feel Give...

Return (Short Story) 10-11-2004
by Katarina Tesic
From this moment I start to go back to the past through events and meetings of today, of this month, this year…. I go back to my childhood…. I become a baby in my mother’s lap. I return to her womb…. But what I think and feel now hasn’t begun...

Revendication de la jeunesse africaine (Opinions) 7-11-2005
by Moungonga Luc Fernand Deliberthy
Les pouvoirs d’Etats africains ne peuvent plus continuer de vivre comme auparavant, ils doivent agir en urgence. Malheureusement, ce qui les préoccupent, ce n’est point le sort des travailleurs, de la jeunesse, ni du peuples, mais l’étouffement...

Revendication de la jeunesse africaine (Opinions) 7-11-2005
by Moungonga Luc Fernand Deliberthy
Les pouvoirs d’Etats africains ne peuvent plus continuer de vivre comme auparavant, ils doivent agir en urgence. Malheureusement, ce qui les préoccupent, ce n’est point le sort des travailleurs, de la jeunesse, ni du peuples, mais l’étouffement...

Robert Sagun on Youth Migration (Interviews) 31-07-2006
by Mariya Petrova
Robert Sagun is currently the Executive Director of the Philippine Resources for Sustainable Development, Inc. and Policy Coordinator of the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Youth Caucus. He was one of the youth spokespersons at...

Running Away (Poetry) 11-05-2005
by Hashmat Mirza
Running away from the world, the people in it. Running away from troubles, the lessons in it. Running away from ignorance, the importance in it. Running away from shadows, the hopes in it. Running away from others, myself in it....

Satan the Adversary (Opinions) 29-09-2005
by christopher bernardo
Satan will come to you in a form you least expected. Satan is beauty to the point of undermining attitude. Beauty is an effect that can be altered. Someone used to say that one should not try to please others; it is enough that one is pleasant....

Save the Queen (Poetry) 4-03-2006
by Ositadimma Amakeze
She’s swaddled in her cradle Like the moon ensconced in the sky In veils of immaculate rays Fledges the babe in a pristine billow The day in nightly webs beclouds As tho’ pains would ever persist Yet, brighter shall the morn be Dawning...

Scouts: La Necesidad de Relacionarnos (Opinions) 26-01-2006
by Adrián Contursi-Reynoso
"...mientras el despliegue de los actuales estilos de desarrollo exige un aprovechamiento óptimo del tipo de activos que se concentra en la juventud (mayor predisposición a los cambios, mejor preparación para lidiar con las nuevas tecnologías,...

Seguir luchando (Opinions) 29-03-2005
by Victoria O
Estuve leyendo los testimonios de la gente que habita en las localidades cercanas a Valdivia, que a la vez rodean a la planta de Celulosa Arauco, estas se han visto afectadas de diversas maneras desde que se puso en marcha la ya mencionada Planta....

Shahrzad (Poetry) 22-01-2004
by Yara Kassem
It's winter time And it's a bit Smokey Visions and thoughts in my mind are getting mixed up Except that shadow Has never been changed or even blurred It's always him, standing there In the corner and watching me I've seen so many eyes...

Shahrzad,a sad queen (Poetry) 20-03-2004
by Yara Kassem
As soon as the Sun was gone, She started her trip, Leaving away that annoying reality She was there, On time and through the purple light, She ran all the way Leading to Shahryar's castle. On his throne, He was waiting, It seemed like...

She cried (Poetry) 26-08-2004
by Khothatso Duncan Moeketse
Pink in a day she was born she cried. Her mother looked at her and smiled. You would assume the mother's tears Were those of joy because she brought life to earth, That she gave birth to a beautiful daughter Ntando, But no she wept because...

Shelters of Innocence (Opinions) 24-07-2002
by Tanmay N. Vora
Children are the shelters of all the innocence that prevails on Earth today. Our books have referred to the children as the avatars of Divine Providence. It’s always amazing to witness the innocence on a child’s face, which is a rarity in us...

Should I Move to the City? (Poetry) 5-01-2006
by Henry Ekwuruke
People toppling into the Cities Cities making them Trampled with the miseries Of rural towns No opportunities and basics of life Looking at the euphoria At the expense of the unseen Unemployment, Homelessness Poverty in cities...

Signal (Poetry) 19-12-2003
by Awosusi Oluwatope
You make us cry You make us laugh You make us sad You make us feel like kings You make us feel like slaves Every chalk user knows your value Every pen user knows your value You make us know who is who We burn night oil to satisfy you Yet...

Sing my own song (Poetry) 22-06-2006
by david mbitu
For how long will this be? that i lie here in solemn indolence and dream of sunrise in a rainy season as i roll sleepless in the bunks in the night that so hurt listen cricket glint sad tales. vision & dreams that never came true...

Sinsabores de un operador telefónico (Interviews) 22-03-2006
by Andrea Durán Sánchez
La crisis del 2001 en la Argentina y la catastrófica devaluación monetaria, dejó a la clase trabajadora dócil e indefensa, dispuesta a aceptar cualquier oportunidad de trabajo para poder sobrellevar la crisis. Esto hizo del país escenario propicio...

Smile by Smile (Poetry) 17-01-2004
by Sally
I built a wall That you can't see A wall that is Inside of me It surrounds my heart And hides my tears And when I scream Nobody hears. When I build The wall tile by tile I never laugh And never smile. It shelters me from The...

Sobre la Creación del Consejo de Juventud de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Opinions) 30-09-2003
by Damian Profeta
Exposición realizada en el “1er. Debate sobre la creación del Consejo de la Juventud de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires” en la Legislatura. En el año 1999. Hoy, todavía sigue pendiente la Creación del Consejo de Juventud, a pesar de lo que establece...

Social Worker in South Africa Explains It All (Interviews) 9-08-2006
by Marcia C. Schenck
Interview Patricia Anderson, Program Director, James House Patricia has been with James House for the past 12 years. She studied Child and Youth Care at University and began her career as a field worker going out to communities. The case load...

Sometimes (Poetry) 31-05-2004
by Isobel Griffin
Sometimes you want to talk, but no one will listen. Sometimes they will listen, but you can't talk to them. Sometimes you are too ashamed to tell them what is wrong in your life. Or afraid they will tell you "suck it up, everyone has problems."...

SOMMET AFRICITES 4 : UNE LUEUR D'ESPOIR POUR LES COLLCETIVITES LOCALES (Opinions) 22-09-2006
by DJOSSOU GBEMIGA CHRISTOPHE
AFRICITES 4, NAIROBI 21 septembre 2006 RESOLUTIONS DES MAIRES ET AUTORITES LOCALES Préambule Nous, les Maires et Autorités Locales réunis a Nairobi pour le Sommet Africités du 21 au 22 septembre 2006, après délibération sur le thème...

Sorry 2005 (Poetry) 17-10-2005
by Kabwe Chibwe
(Written to Monique) Its 4am and I can’t sleep. In this one night, I can’t recall how many times I have woken up assuming that it’s the break of dawn. Am I expecting anything great today? No. Actually the day brings its own sorrows such a...

Spring (Poetry) 10-02-2004
by Jack Lashbrook
Wishing for Spring. Oh to be thin again now that Spring is here. Oh to be lithe and loverly, Slender,slim,unblubbery. Oh to be gorgeous before the Summer flowers, Without the need to exercise for absolutely hours. Oh to be miraculously...

Sprint Of Life (Poetry) 25-03-2006
by agnivo chakrabarty
The drizzle slowly engulfed Drenched the crimson soil The stands were void And so they ran...they all ran. And the drizzle grew. With strained tendons, And burning tendons, Smoked the pitch with blazened gusto The dust flew, They left it...

stelle cadenti (Poetry) 2-01-2006
by nadia scardeoni
http://liberomanifesto.splinder.com/ http://dediche.splinder.com/ Ricordando Guillen Questo bambino è morto per disidratazione o denutrizione, se preferisci, però è morto per qualcosa di più che non sta in un certificato di morte...

T-A-K-I-N-G-I-T-G-L-O-B-A-L (Opinions) 11-10-2005
by Henry Ekwuruke
T- Teacher A- Attitudes K- Knowledge I- Initiatives N- Needs G- Globalization I- Information T- Technology G- Global Citizens L- Leaders O- Online B- Building Bridges A- Alliance L- Language/ Localization. Teacher: TakingITGlobal...

Take Pride Leaders! (Opinions) 31-10-2003
by Shireen
Leadership is in essence, a continual process of work and study with the purpose of refining one’s knowledge and skills, building character and ethics as well as strengthening values and beliefs. It is a long and hard process, motivated mostly by...

TakingITGlobal Changed My Life! (Poetry) 27-08-2005
by Henry Ekwuruke
As a young rising and enterprising youth of my community I came out of school hoping to know Know more than what I know I began to think, thinking of my life and future This life I am tried and the Future looked blank Wrote exams with...

Tan sólo una oportunidad para la infancia (Opinions) 9-06-2008
by Miguel Gallegos
Introducción Nos encontramos ante un gran desorden epistemológico y sociológico respecto de ciertas categorías que tradicionalmente servían de guía y orientación para explicar determinados fenómenos sociales. Concluyentemente la práctica...

Teaching Integrity To Youth In Nigeria (Opinions) 23-12-2005
by idayat Hassan
With the release of the 2004 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (CPI) on the 20th October 2004, Nigeria was ranked 144th out of 146 countries. Our beloved nation Nigeria was third from last, an improvement over the nation’s...

Teamwork makes all the Difference! (Poetry) 1-12-2005
by Henry Ekwuruke
I came to picture Moses Moses was a man of God He was leading the Israelites Out of a land of horror Into their land of plenty, merriment and peace Confronted by a challenge He was alone, His name Moses alone, and Moses is one person...

tears will fall but never dry (Poetry) 20-03-2006
by aubrey madeline
Look into his eyes and tell me what do you see? A lost boy, a hopeless child. He was born into a Poverty stricken world where he sees the death of his own father. -Tears will fall but never dry- In his arms he is holding his baby sister...

Temas de los Jovenes (Opinions) 28-05-2004
by Gabriela Alejandra Alvarez
En los años que corren, en un tiempo posmoderno, nosotros, los jóvenes, estamos insertos en un mundo diverso, exótico, enigmático, inacabado… Un mundo expectante de nuestro rol en el…, nuestro rol en él? Para algunos jóvenes es noticia la idea...

That Could’ve Been Me… If Not For My Mother (Short Story) 22-08-2006
by Amurawaiye Olushola
Every morning, as I a drive through the gates to my office, I see Tamedo sitting by the roadside, begging for alms. I give him a smile and wave. On more than a few occasions, I’ve given him money for food or to repair his locally fabricated...

That girl (Poetry) 23-05-2006
by Elisa D.
That girl in the corner She always stands there There face is blank Her eyes are bare Blank for the ridicule haunting her Bare for her crying soul A frown smothers her face Discrete, thin Compelling disgrace Her curling hair Never...

The African Child (Poetry) 30-03-2004
by Oluyemisi Joel-Osebor (Nee Agboola)
Amidst poverty and hunger, you will go against all odds to achieve greatness Though you may not have access to the best kind of education, you will definitely excel if you do not relent in your quest for excellence Look around you African Child...

The African Youth (Poetry) 30-11-2004
by (Serah Katusia)Tussi
THE AFRICAN YOUTH Africa, My mother, my father, My only hope for a better tomorrow A new day for all of us But The new day must be sought Must be found by someone And that’s us, the African youth Our governments promise Promise...

The Beauty Within Democracy (Poetry) 17-11-2003
by DAKE KOFI SELORM
In the blazing furnace, burnt the old dirty drum that shouted and sang the old song. When joy receded into boredom, there still stood a pillar of hope for a new song. With two new sticks in hand, the chief drummer strikes hard...

The Big Kuya Project (Opinions) 6-03-2008
by Rotaract Club of Manila Metro
The Big Kuya Project ( Kuya means Brother) of our club started in December 2006; it was then a one day activity where we gave a feeding program to the children of Sitio Kabulusan, a small community in Muntinlupa City, Philippines. Back then, we...

The Breakfast of the Immortals (Opinions) 11-09-2004
by Julian Richard Gibbs
Imagine having a gun to your head, your life quickly flashing before you. I am using such a grisly image to articulate a very good point - so pay attention. Every single one of the memories of your life, your family, your friends, good times and...

The Burning Cheek (Short Story) 30-05-2005
by Muhammad Awais Aftab
The slap hit his face like a hammer and he could feel himself being thrown back to the wall in slow motion due to the brute force of that heavy, callous hand. Tears inundated his eyes as he looked up timidly at his fuming father; this wasn’t his...

The Child of Hope. (Poetry) 19-07-2004
by Henry Ekwuruke
I am the child The entire world awaits my arrival All the earth watches with interest To see what I shall become Civilization hangs in the balance For what I am, the world of Tomorrow I am the child I have come into the...

The Cockroach Calamity (Poetry) 10-12-2005
by Saad Javed
Of the ugly apartment building, it was the sixth floor And of the building's sixth floor, it was the last door Witha click, the keyhole lit up, and so did the threshold line It spread out on the door mat, and shone on the 'WELCOME' sign...

The Coin, The Railway and Online Bullying (Opinions) 18-11-2005
by charity gamboa
I recently came across a story about how this high school girl got expelled from school because she and a group of friends created a malicious profile of this girl online. During a sleepover, this girl took advantage of an available PC at home...

The Cradle of Poverty (Poetry) 15-02-2006
by simeon ifarinde
Rock the cradle, rock the boat, the arms of power rock they do, while alms ringing in thirsty drone Crying, hunger sang there too man the cradle, bread to spare nonetheles, none brewed here A wailing man, cradle rock famine in bellies...

The Cry of the Victims (Poetry) 25-07-2006
by Stephen N. Asek
They are crying and saying We have HIV/AIDS Please hug us Please eat with us Please think of the future Oh! How we feel healed! Please sleep, on one bed with us. Let’s eat like friends. In one bowl? Yes! With the same plate. Please...

The Curse of the Ivy League (Opinions) 23-03-2006
by Kelsey Page
Initially, there is the strong foundation of an unbelievably high SAT or ACT score and that sparkling 4.0 GPA. Without both of these to begin with, applicants may as well give up right then and there (that is, unless they have demonstrated...

The Dancing Girl (Short Story) 27-03-2006
by Ositadimma Amakeze
She rose so gracefully like a scudding smoke. Drew a long refreshing breath, with eyes closed, and succulent lips, petals of rose. And heaving down like dews on the meadow, she listened to a distant thought. Thus far, the inner recesses of...

The Darker Side to Tanning (Opinions) 8-04-2006
by Kelsey Page
Porcelain skin was once a coveted must-have for centuries amongst the beautiful and wealthy. Yet somewhere between 1770 and 1970, society has renamed creamy skin with pasty skin, changing the shade of beautiful skin from beige to brass. It is...

The day I became a Mamiwata (Short Story) 1-02-2009
by EUCHARIA IGWe Nee-Chukwuma
My big brother Iyke landed that hot, Saturday afternoon full of stories and pictures from his overseas travels. We devoured the stories like food. My mother was extremely happy to see her long lost son. For a while, none of us had known his...

The Different One (Poetry) 2-06-2004
by Andrea Dunn
I am me But I try to be you I am different Yes, it’s true I am the black among the blue I am the daisy hidden in the roses I am the shrub towered over by the trees So as I wander through this life I only see them The same The blue,...

The Downtrodden (Poetry) 16-03-2006
by Henry Ekwuruke
They are a motley crowd These downtrodden ones of the earth Unable to bear the stress and strains of these hard times Some find refuge in drugs and alcohol Thus destroying their mental equilibrium Others devastated by debilitating diseases...

the end of hope (Poetry) 1-04-2006
by aubrey madeline
Little baby boy with the whole world in front of him, living freely like a bird in the sky with blue eyes that anyone could fall in love with how could anyone denied him life? His journey has just begun, living his childhood everyday....

The Forces (Poetry) 17-05-2004
by Eric A Ahuruonye
Walking under hot weather Visions are hazy Throat begs for little moisture Feet are slowed down The whole load tied By less kinetic energy The whole load just tied And unable to move an inch ahead Lost in the middle if nowhere Where no...

The forgotten childhood experiences (Poetry) 19-02-2008
by Chakanetsa Ruzvidzo
Joys of childhood! “I wish to be young forever,” Many would assert and imagine, Hoping to lift back the hands of time. Innocent, discreet, gay, Lavish, tender and ambitious- All describe the nature of a child. Neglect, sodomy, forced...

The Girl Child (Poetry) 10-03-2006
by Oluyemisi Joel-Osebor (Nee Agboola)
Life is in stages Each stage a phase So girl child… Understand that you have a great future ahead of you Dear girl child Do not settle for less because you are destined for great heights Can you not see greatness ahead of you? Girl...

The Glory of Language (Opinions) 30-05-2004
by Shahjahan Siraj
A language is not just combination of words or phonetics. It is the history of a tribe or a nation; result of thousand years of experiences, glorious lifestyles, and means of communication as well as the expression of a people’s heart, which...

The Internet: A Cyber-Hive in the Making (Opinions) 22-06-2004
by caesar
It’s a calm Saturday morning and I am walking along a Kampala road. I think I should send an email or two besides it’s been a busy week and didn’t have so much time to drop line to my friends. Click Internet Cafe is most within my reach compared...

The Little Lady Bird's Dream (Poetry) 15-10-2005
by Saad Javed
Far, far, far away I've dreamt about alighting the other side of the river flowing Up, up, up above I've dreamt about flying among the tiny fire-flies glowing The meadows here are still dry For the desire of rains, they still cry But...

The Little Man in the Tower (Short Story) 2-08-2006
by Mehmet
What kind of world do you live in? A world of solid ground with people and trees, oceans with clouds above it and, higher still, the enormous emptiness of space? Are you one of the billions of people in that world? If you answer "yes" to...

THE MOMENT - PART ONE (Short Story) 16-04-2006
by IKPOBARI SENEWO
They had just finished love-making. It was a blissful moment. Outside, the evening rain tapped gently at the crest of their room’s wood-paneled window. Gentle, yet, audible. The candle-like rays of the dying evening sun shot out desperately,...

The Moment- Part Two (Short Story) 6-09-2006
by IKPOBARI SENEWO
“It’s midnight, Esor. Wake up!” Dee-or shook her vigorously. He knew if Esor slept out tonight, hell would break loose following day. Prevention is better than cure, he cautioned himself. In his head, he rehearsed some poetic lines: “The...

The New Nigerian Dream (Opinions) 25-06-2004
by Ndukwe Ogba Onuoha
Arise O compatriots, Nigeria’s call, obey! To serve our father’s land, With love, and strength and faith. These are the words of our national anthem; the anthem of our people, song of our home. In the latter part of the anthem, we the...

The newmedia reality in Bangladesh (Opinions) 21-02-2004
by Shahjahan Siraj
Language forms the biggest barrier to computer literacy in Bangladesh, and when less than 15% of the population has access to electricity, and a far smaller fraction owns computers, it is clear that only the wealthy will have access to this...

The Other Side (Short Story) 20-01-2006
by Salwa Hasan
Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, is an extremely densely populated city. Despite this well-known fact, many people are entering Dhaka from cities all over the country in search of a better life. Many of these people are illiterate men and...

The Performance of the National Youth Commission in the Philippines (Opinions) 21-07-2004
by LLOYD ABRIA LUNA
I can hardly know why I stand here before each and every one of you. I know by this time I should be in school to fix my graduation requirements yet I wasn’t there. Well, in the service if the Filipino youth, I should really be here. To the...

The Politics of a New Generation (Opinions) 10-04-2006
by Lewis Best
As a 17 year old, I nevr know if I should be commenting on social issues that i see around me. Sure, I know that many encourage the participation of youth in various levels of decision-making, policy formulation and the such, but sometimes i still...

The Reason Of My Living (Poetry) 16-07-2004
by olawuyi oluwafemi
Immortal was I, when I was not, For God knew me, He that owns my life For I was created before I was formed Among the potential winners I was When I was but a cell Running for a crown in the womb of a woman The event became clear When a...

The Rising Star (Poetry) 23-02-2011
by Ayo Morakinyo
It’s a new day in a new month The sun seemed a little impatient, Scorching my back from beneath the clouds The sky seemed pale and grey As the rising star raised himself up It’s another boring morning He thanked his creator surely And...

The Road (Poetry) 4-07-2004
by prernac
This road we walk, This path we take. The times we see, The bonds we make. Ever so often form and shape The soul’s upbringing, And enlarge the gape Between soul and being, Brain and mind, Heart and all. But change brings persistence,...

The Role of a Family in Educating the Youth (Opinions) 17-06-2005
by Myron Sta. Ana
\"The Universal Declaration of Human Rights describes the family as the smallest and most fundamental unit of society. It follows that any choice and decision must irrevocably rest in the family itself and cannot be made by anyone else.\"...

The Sad Story of Kay (Short Story) 6-08-2005
by Amah Paschal
Since Kay was young, he learnt that he was not meant to go out or visit people. He lived in such a secluded area that he expected people to come around. And they did, their home being spacious and having all that young people love. Because of this...

The Situation of Gay Youth Today (Opinions) 8-06-2002
by Martin Kuplens-Ewart
Gay youth are among the most critically under-supported segments of Canadian society (Underserved, 1). Taking a look at the community directory in the back pages of “Xtra!” magazine, we find fewer than ten services offered to gay youth [not...

The Songs We Sing (Poetry) 24-06-2004
by Chrispetra Onyinye Okeke
We sing the songs our elders sung Today and every other day They sang real loud And beat their chests To every word they clung They stood by it and died for it The vows that they With songs did take So we can be alive today Oh lives...

THE STATE OF THE NIGERIAN CHILD (PART ONE) (Short Story) 13-09-2005
by Mutiu OKEDIRAN
I wrote this article in Novermber 2004 during my National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), a program designed to foster good relationship between the different regions in Nigeria. THE STATE OF THE NIGERIAN CHILD (PART ONE) The trend things...

The Three Famous Words (Short Story) 11-11-2003
by Kashif Zulfiqar
The famous three words we never hear enough of in our life. Throughout our life span we keep looking, waiting and hoping for something to take us, or lead us, to our true love. Have you ever wondered where we can find love? What really is this...

The trial (Short Story) 28-03-2004
by Muhammad Awais Aftab
At some point in distant future, there will be a country; a country with extremely high economic disparity, but something will change the situation. The country will have a President; to some he will be a "merciless bastard" and to others he will...

The Unheard Cry (Poetry) 13-09-2006
by Joseph Nthia
Are you listening? Can my cry be heard? I endlessly weep Day after day Yet what do I see... The barren plains Soaked by the blood Of the ones we love Do I cry for war? No! Too many have already shed their tears He rocks silently...

The World (Poetry) 25-06-2004
by Awosusi Oluwatope
The babies crawl But man walk Dreams are sweet But may not come to reality Life is full of entertainment But it is not permanent Morning can make you cry But night can make you slime A cow grows fat But will never behave like man Many...

The World Bank and Youth: Why Investing in Young People is Good (Opinions) 26-08-2002
by Leon Galindo
THE EMERGING GLOBAL YOUTH MOVEMENT Increasingly around the world, young people are coming together to search for practical and creative solutions to problems they see around them or live n the midst of. The International Community should...

The Youth - Untapped Potential For Social Change (Opinions) 28-09-2005
by Himakshi Piplani
With the rapidly changing political-economic scenario the world over, new conflict areas are surfacing in every sphere of societal activity making the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDG) a distant dream. However it remains to be...

The youth and culture (Opinions) 20-03-2003
by Femi Johnson
A deep prognosis of contemporary societies reveals a yawning deficit in the socio-cultural milieu as it pertains to core values and norms of morality. It must be appreciated that the responsibility of the human community in ensuring propagation...

TheJourney (Poetry) 24-01-2004
by prernac
What is a night alone of restlessness? Does the day seek to withhold itself as it gently takes over the night? When is the mind at rest? Only when the soul and heart is? Does it happen with purpose? That the mind is denied rest when the...

There was once a catechist (Short Story) 20-10-2009
by Ayo Morakinyo
There is no work that Ada, my older sister, has not done in Lagos City. Since our escape from the village, she has done every job that the word “menial” fits. From load carrier to road sweeper, from store keeper to food seller, from sales girl to...

There's so much to be said (Poetry) 19-10-2008
by osewa olawale david
There's so much to be said But little to be heard. There's so much to be said But little to be heard. And the world prefers it dead ‘Cause they are being led By the inconsiderable ones Who aren't willing to hear What the young ones have...

They Say.... (Poetry) 5-09-2005
by Marion Akinyi Ochieng
They Say... mwenye nguvu mpishe Yes, obey your elders But fear is what they plant in us, With fear there’s no courage, Courage to make life interesting, To dream and fight challenges positively To dare to try, leave alone, succeed....

They Were There (Opinions) 6-12-2003
by christopher bernardo
We often encounter many street children, or "palaboys" in Tagalog, and more often than necessary, we simply ignore them. Some are even addicted to drugs such as “Shabu” and “Rugby”, thus names like rugby boys is coined. You continue your day with...

Things Need Not be Mine (Poetry) 28-02-2004
by Ha Thi Lan Anh
Things need not be mine. - Feb 27th 2004 - Today It was full of shit Until I met Them Him Her It Me? Wanting nothing But A Rest to soul A Slumber to eyes Under starry night No! Things need not be mine I ran into the...

Things You Say (Short Story) 6-07-2005
by Kabwe Chibwe
Five options, one result. Should I blow, hang, gas, drown, or throw it? Let’s blow it. I am sitting in my room, Marilyn Manson playing as loud as the volume can go, door locked, and curtains drawn…loaded? Yeah…1, 2, 3…^&*% it. Bang!!!...

Think of Agent Orange child victims: a 'Friend of Court' (Opinions) 30-03-2006
by joyful_scorpionbaby
The appeal hearing on the lawsuit filed by Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin against American chemical companies is scheduled to take place on April 10. The Federal Court of Appeals of the US is receiving letters from “The Friends of...

Third International Youth Summer Camp in UK, 2004 (Short Story) 21-01-2006
by Shakti Ghimire
The Third International Youth Summer School was organized by Summer School Ltd, and a non-profit initiative under the collaboration of the Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action. The program was the cumulative effort of several other...

This is my world...I am gonna make it! (Poetry) 22-05-2005
by Amit K Srivastava
The worries of getting hurt... The sorrow of probable failure... are getting pronounced.. People around me will get a chance to laugh at... ..Because, the hold on life... The catch on success is getting lost The time is running away like sands...

This is not a European Intifada: Youth and the Rioting in France (Interviews) 21-11-2005
by Cheryl Gudz
special to TakingITGlobal from Cafe Babel article available in: Francais, Espagnol, Italiano, Deutsch, Catala The rioting in France has caused media hysteria in Europe about ‘problem areas’ and disadvantaged youths. Riva Kastoryano, an...

Three-fifths ASEAN revelation (Interviews) 29-03-2005
by Romi Nhung
I opened a dialogue room for fellows of the Singapore International Foundation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Student Fellowship 2004 to talk about their awareness of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). To state in advance,...

Titanium Valve of my Heart (Short Story) 30-04-2004
by christopher bernardo
“Tick, tack, tick, tack” this is what Rod Douker have to hear every minute of his life. But the benefits provided to him by the operation is really beneficial for the reason that he gets to enjoy living a longer life than his relatives whom some...

To A Girl Called Mariam (Poetry) 25-11-2005
by alvin
how it began i cant remember but i was at my desk made of timber then i was preparing for the summer and above in the distance was this thunder it shook the walls and all the glass sad at what was coming in a rush i looked out the window and...

To Be One (Poetry) 17-11-2003
by DAKE KOFI SELORM
I am the voice crying for urgent recognition. I am the face unseen, The voice unheard, The goldmine undiscovered, The vision yet to be realized, The potential yet to be tapped, The dream yet lived. I am not the rage lining The...

To my unborn son (Poetry) 29-09-2009
by david mbitu
Joy fills my heart, heaving with the mysteries of life. Passion unknown unto words like a dear dream. Dear, within, hear the counsel gnawing at wrinkled cliffs. My unborn son, live in us when our bones mold from vim. Learn from your father...

To the Sea (Poetry) 22-07-2004
by melanie mae
Mari sol Mari sol Why did she go? Why did she go? Did she drown In the roses Left on Her doorstep? Did she Say goodbye With her beautiful smile? I don't know. She brought the plates Down for me And then Disappeared to the sea.

Tomorrow Africa (Poetry) 12-08-2006
by Ayo Adedapo
Our own Africa Like others I click thy uniqueness Africa And every of thy positive native Tenets I nurture till thy printable Structure shall sail by Relatives, friends and loyalists Above the burden and havoc Of Ruiners' responsibility...

Tomorrow I shall (Poetry) 16-03-2006
by Linda Adzanku
Tomorrow, I shall or should I today? I'll just sit here and say: Tomorrow, I shall What about yesterday? I did not work for today, now its late for anything. Shall I stop and think? No time! Tomorrow I shall. Tomorrow never came but,...

Tonight's Fight (Poetry) 17-09-2005
by Samori Sombel Sy
Goals were set without my consent Did they forget that I represent more than fifty percent? Meetings were held without my participation Don’t they know invitations should be given to all delegations? I am not going to give up the fight My...

Trafficking of Women (Opinions) 11-12-2003
by Tolulope Adeniyi
Women’s trafficking is the transportation of women for selfish and unfair sexual and economic purposes through manipulation, power and violence. Each year, millions of women are tricked and coerced into such situations from which there is almost...

Tragedy at Russian School (Opinions) 15-09-2004
by OLAJIDE JOHN ADEKEYE
On September 3, 2004, the world was shocked to learn that a group of terrorists numbering between 20 and 30 had broken into a Russian school in Beslan, a small town in southern Russia, on the opening day of the school. The Russian authorities...

Train (Poetry) 16-03-2006
by Linda Adzanku
Pass me by, Pass me by, sit and watch the train go by. Pass me by, Pass me by, Leaving dragon clouds behind. Pass me by, Pass me by, Unstoppable on the shine. Pass me by, Pass me by, I'll run to call the Miss Or rather blow a kiss...

Triple ‘F’: Setting the Pace for a Sustainable Africa (Interviews) 31-03-2005
by charlton c tsodzo
It is not everyday that one gets to meet up with such a zealous larger-than-life character so full of zest and passion for youth participation in African development. It gets even better when such a bundle of energy is a rare combination of beauty...

Truth of Humanity (Poetry) 30-07-2006
by seharalam
Let me show you the truth of humanity And the blood which in their veins runs People look at the dollars in your pocket And then the false love they commit Indeed they don’t love the person but diamonds he...

Try Try again (Poetry) 14-02-2006
by ----------
Ti's a lesson you should heed Try try again. If at first you don't succeed Try, try again. Then your courage shall appear For if you will persevere You'll conquer, never fear Try, try again. Once or twice though you should fail Try, try...

turing the pages of our lives (Poetry) 3-05-2006
by aubrey madeline
we are turning the page our life to see what is all about are we being true to ourselves or the people around us we ask the question, what are we doing here? will we ever stop world hunger or end racism? will we ever find our true happiness?...

Ukraine: Fertile Ground for Millennium Campaign (Short Story) 27-02-2005
by Olexiy Kuzmenko
When I proposed a report about the UN-organized All-Ukrainian Youth Summit to the “Young Ukraine” newsletter in July 2004, I received a sharp, growling reply, saying “Why on Earth, should we cover a UN youth-oriented PR action, when the mature UN...

UN NOIR (Poetry) 12-07-2004
by Awosusi Oluwatope
Je suis un noir Mais mon Coeur n’est pas noir Mon sang n’est pas noir Pourquoi, je vais changer mon ‘teint’ avec du savon? Est ce que le noir n’est pas bon? Est ce que le noir n’est pas intelligent? Est ce que le noir n’est pas beau?...

UN Youth Summit 2004, Postfactum (Opinions) 21-07-2004
by Olexiy Kuzmenko
Title: Âñåóêðà¿íñüêèé Ìîëîä³æíèé Ñàìì³ò ÎÎÍ 2004 : Ðîçâèòîê êîãåðåíòíèõ ïàðòíåðñüêèõ â³äíîñèí. “Ïðåäñòàâëåí³ ìîëîä³æíèìè îðãàí³çàö³ÿìè ïðîåêòè äîñÿãàþòü ãóìàí³òàðíîãî óñï³õó â ïîâí³é ì³ð³ òîä³, ³ ëèøå òîä³, êîëè â îñíîâ³ ìàþòü óòâåðæåííÿ òà...

Una busqueda (Opinions) 29-06-2005
by Victoria O
Desde pequeños vamos a la escuela, realizamos diversas actividades, tenemos nuestro propio grupo de amigos, los cuales nosotros mismos elegimos, nos unimos a los scout, practicamos algún deporte, descubrimos el arte, hacemos trabajos sociales,...

Uncharted Lover (Poetry) 27-02-2004
by Jack Lashbrook
She wore little more than a Freudian slip 'round her slender waist a golden belt Adorned with a butterfly at each hip. She had wonderous, sparkling eyes of green And few places on her body where a man hadn't been, But she was unexplored to...

Undeniably In Love (Poetry) 26-09-2005
by Jack Lashbrook
My love is undeniable! Like hope Like the tides. Like the stars and the sun. (In whom the moon confides) Where-ever is my love, There is where my heart resides.

Une histoire "simple" : Création d'une Bibliothèque à Bir Salah (Short Story) 22-01-2006
by Sarah TOUMI
Cette histoire se déroule en Tunisie, pays du Maghreb, jeune et dynamique, accueillant et coloré. Dans le petit village de Bir Salah, situé à 10km de la ville de El Jem et 8km de El Hencha dans le gouvernorat de Sfax au centre de la Tunisie,...

UNGASS+5: Entre frustraciones y esperanzas (Opinions) 21-06-2006
by Ariel Gonzalez Galeano
“Si tuviese que calificar la revisión del UNGASS del 1 al 10, le daría un 5, pero no por ser medianamente buena, sino por estar en la delgada línea de lo bueno y lo malo” Haber sido participe del Grupo de Jóvenes Progresistas que ayudaron a...

Upholding Human Rights of Children (Opinions) 30-01-2002
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
When the United Nations was created in 1945, one of the first acts of the general assembly was to establish, in 1946, the United Nations' Children's Fund (UNICEF), which is today the main pillar of international assistance primarily to children....

US-based Latino Youth: The Engine of Empowerment for Latin American Youth? (Opinions) 19-01-2004
by Federico C. Baradello
The indicators are all there. The US-based Latino demographic (just ten percent of all Latinos in the world) have more purchasing power than any other Latino population in the Americas. Moreover, the same ten participation has the highest...

Victory in Disguise (Short Story) 14-05-2004
by Muhammad Awais Aftab
"Over a limit, everything becomes fatal, even triumph itself…" Mark Swift paced slowly through the throng towards the entrance of the examination hall. Whispers began to emanate from everywhere he passed. “Oh, my goodness! Isn’t he Mark...

Violence (Poetry) 24-06-2005
by redcross
The Nigerian youth of the 21st century have been so humilated up to the point that they are now the instrument of human destruction. They have been used, abused, dehumanized and above all denied the luxury that life has to offer the future leaders...

Violence (Opinions) 11-04-2006
by Prabesh Paudyal
Nepal is affected by the Maoist problem. The political situation in Nepal is also complexing day by day. The youth of the present are all leaving the country because of the violence. The maoist activities are increasing day by day, and the...

Violence en Milieu Universitaire (Opinions) 24-01-2006
by Abbé Dimitri
La violence règne partout dans le monde . Il semble presque impossible de circonscrire la violence tant les formes de manifestations en sont varriées . Ainsi , le monde universitaire n'est pas en reste . L' université restant toujours...

Voluntariado en Londres (Short Story) 28-02-2006
by Nadia Ramos Serrano
Haciendo Voluntariado en Londres Parte I *Nadia Ramos Serrano Coordinadora para Latinoamérica y el Estado de las Pequeñas Islas Peace Chile Internacional - Londres Hace un mes que partí de mi querido Perú dejando atrás el riquísimo...

Walking in Shadows (Short Story) 16-04-2004
by Stacy Bowden
Introduction When people think of vampires they generally associate the term with an undead beings who feast on the blood of humans, transform into various objects, and live to create more of their kind and spread evil throughout the world. All...

Walking The Thin Line... (Short Story) 21-07-2006
by jamal siddiqui
“Still there is suffocation of conservativeness Do open the doors of your imagination Of what was hidden/restricted, continuum will go on express what is really in you; don’t preach what is usually said/written”. It was a hot sunny day in May...

Wall (Poetry) 16-10-2005
by MJ Santiago
I hate you For making me hope For making me feel I was happy behind the wall I've built for myself For me not to feel the sadness that comes with loving another But you coaxed me out so I could feel your love for me Yet the only...

Warda "the jasmine seller" (Short Story) 18-01-2005
by Amira Sobeih
Once upon a time a girl named Warda (Rose in Arabic) lived in a small cottage close to the Nile River with her grand mother. She was an orphan. Daily the early morning shines her room. The sun wipes her window and a calling sparrow wakes Warda...

We Are the World (Opinions) 10-12-2003
by Ben
I believe it is important to understand and interact with other religions because all religions have there unique way and the similarities between each other. The first reason to support my opinion in that if you learn about other people's...

We can positively discipline our children (Opinions) 4-08-2008
by Ahmed Shaban Abdulrahim Mugweri
The term “positive disciplining” may look like a new concept, intended to derail African people from their culture, values and practices in child upbringing. However, a closer look at this idea shows us that it is actually a revival of our...

We Have Hope in the Imperative and Challenges of Mainstreaming Youth in Leadership and Governance (Opinions) 15-06-2006
by Carrie Ndoka
Generally speaking, it can safely be argued without a doubt that leadership and governance are engines for growth and development. Over the years, Africa has had to contend with crises associated with leadership and governance, which have...

What I can do to achieve the Millenium Development Goals. (Opinions) 20-03-2006
by Michael Boampong
Proffer the entirety of your life and your body for the development of Ghana and never forget what George Bernard Shaw once said: “I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for...

What I Would Like to Tell the World About Russia (Special nomination) (Short Story) 3-11-2004
by Tamirlan Kurbanov
По окончании Дагестанского государственного университета юридического факультета в г. Махачкала передо мной открывалось два пути: начать работу или продолжить учебу в аспирантуре. Однако «новоиспеченных» юристов в моем городе ежегодно выпускают...

What I Would Like to Tell the World About Russia (Special prize from Microsoft Russia) (Opinions) 3-11-2004
by Nikita Kurkov
Russia.. What is it for me, a sixteen-year old student of the 11th grade of a Russian secondary school from a small Siberian town? Many Russians say that Russia for them means fields, woods, and blue rivers. I also like Russian natural...

What I Would Like to Tell the World about Russia (Winner; Category: English, 21-30) (Opinions) 2-11-2004
by Evgeny Osin
There is a vision of Russia in my mind, which I feel I would like to share. I have traveled around the country quite a bit and I like the very feel of plains mostly untouched by human hand stretching out to the horizon, ancient towns centred...

What I Would Like to Tell the World About Russia (Winner; Category: Russian, 14-21 y.o.) (Short Story) 2-11-2004
by Pavel Alibekov
Здравствуй, мой незнакомый друг. Меня зовут Павел, мне пятнадцать лет, и мне одинаково интересно, и как устроен компьютер, и есть ли жизнь после смерти. Мама говорит, что я – философ. Не уверен. Философия – это любовь к мудрости, я же не...

What I Would Like to Tell the World about Russia (Winner; Category: Russian, 21-30 y.o.) (Short Story) 2-11-2004
by Anna Karbovyak
...Монотонно стучат колеса по рельсам, нарушая тишину сибирских просторов. За окном величественно проплывают леса, постепенно сменяемые бескрайними полями; поражая своей неприступностью и недосягаемостью, возникают горы, тонущие в спокойствии...

What is a 'Sustainable Community?' (Opinions) 8-06-2005
by Callum McKayle
What is a sustainable community? Today, in the era of political correctness, social exclusion is considered acceptable. Why? The Prime Minister has latched on to the word ‘respect,’ in his pledge to wipe out the, ‘problem of youth today,’...

What is Love? (Opinions) 21-11-2005
by Dereje Amera
Poets, singers, writers, philosophers and many other great people of the planet have described it in a tool that they have felt it proper and describable. No one has told us whether they have seen or touched it. Among the external senses of man,...

When I Met You... (Poetry) 21-09-2004
by Afeez Adeyemi Adisa
On the day I met you I thought you going to ease my pain But now you've added to the storms in my brain And I never make any complaint Because you may think am playing I am lost of words Because you're not in my world I keep...

When I'm racing with destiny (Poetry) 10-05-2006
by BEN HUR
When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away When I'm racing with destiny Each day I live, I want to be A day to give, the best of me I'm only one, but not alone My finest day, is yet unknown Each day I live, I want to be the best of...

When School Violence has Gone Out of Control (Opinions) 19-03-2006
by A. Tsang
I was continually sexually abused and physically attacked by a syndicate of a youth gang for a year in Hong Kong. It was the year 1990. The abuse was started because I reported that I was verbally abused by someone to a teacher. The syndicate...

Where Are You Africa? (Poetry) 9-07-2004
by Chrispetra Onyinye Okeke
Mama Africa writhes in pain She holds onto her broken heart and winces “Who will cry for me when I am gone?” She turns her head and looks back Behind her she sees the child soldiers, The abused girls, The malnourished and the sick children....

Where Have All the Parents Gone? (Opinions) 21-07-2006
by karekoona
AIDS in Africa and the Challenge of Caregiving-Where Have All the Parents Gone? Karekoona-Würzburg, Germany I watched with sadness and weakness the program on CNN Africa Journal- “Where have all parents gone” on 19th July 2006, "AT TIMES I...

Who am I? (Poetry) 30-01-2005
by Ashley Rosado
I sit in my room with complete and utter silence, with the belief that in this very moment the whole world is at peace. My mind fills with random, petty thoughts that I just can't seem to get out of my head. I start to think about what...

Who Am I? (Opinions) 31-05-2004
by Muhammad Awais Aftab
Who am I? This is a question I have asked myself for years but have never found a satisfactory answer. As I ponder deep over this question, I realise that the answer to this mystery encompasses a number of other fundamental and basic philosophical...

Who Am I? (Opinions) 3-12-2004
by Caroline Griffiths
Adoption is a difficult thing to understand for some people. If a child is adopted from a really early age, then the child is not aware, but if a child is adopted say during the first 10 years of their life, it affects them in either a good way or...

Who’s child is he? (Poetry) 26-01-2006
by Owais Raza
There he is sitting in the darkness, Feared? from the dead silence… He has closed his eyes… Still…waiting for someone! Who’s child is he? There he is looking for his parents, The freezing wind… There he is shivering… Still…feelings are...

Why Me? (Poetry) 20-12-2003
by Awosusi Oluwatope
Your love Just like hot cup The relationship of enjoyment and sadness A situation which is helpless Can I endure it? Can I bear it? Your love full of dissatisfaction and comfort Can you deny the fact that - you deny me your comfort? You...

World AIDS Day Remembrance and Action (Opinions) 3-12-2005
by Henry Ekwuruke
World AIDS Day is recognized every December 1 around the world as an international day and event. This day is a world celebration of solidarity and care for the people living with HIV/AIDS and remembering the heroes and heroines who have died in...

Wrapped destiny (Poetry) 11-10-2004
by akinola samuel okusote
Like the rising of the sun A new child was born Black tan and ebony With glorious glory Enveloped with untold story Talented and creative Distinguished among the natives With the brightest of all futures Fed with greatness...

WSIS and the Youth in Africa (Short Story) 12-11-2005
by Henry Ekwuruke
The world we live in today is called an information society; a place where the informed are ruling and receive all the best is no doubt the result of science and technology. We are living in the information age, an age which is characterized...

XXIe siècle. Cours à télécharger, tchat entre étudiants et professeurs, bibliothèques en ligne : (Interviews) 18-02-2006
by Andy Roland Nziengui Nziengui
Alice agite la souris et, d'un clic, fait apparaître sur l'écran l'image de son camarade de classe, Guy. La conversation s'enclenche entre les deux étudiants séparés de plusieurs milliers de kilomètres mais reliés par l'Internet. Elle est au...

You Can't Avoid Them (Interviews) 30-01-2004
by Awosusi Oluwatope
They own the world They can change things in a twinkle of an eye They have no strength like men But the world is in their hands They are as cunning as fox They make a wise man behave like a foolish man They make kings become slaves They...

You Dread the Surprise, May I Ask Why? (Poetry) 17-01-2004
by X
You dread the height, You are the height, I am my height, Surprise, You still not anxious to reach the limit of the heights! May I ask why? You dread the depth, You have your depth, I have my depth, Surprise, You still not restless...

Young People, Take Charge (Poetry) 10-05-2006
by ANNELINE
Let us take charge and decide at large To initiate exposition of our opinions and possess our dominions Let us dismiss hypocrisy and enhance democracy By changing the process to measure our country’s progress Let us eliminate apathy...

Youth Active Participation in: Democracy, Good Governance and Nation Building by Creating Space in the Mainstream Politics (Opinions) 15-06-2006
by Carrie Ndoka
They tell me, “If you find a slave asleep, don’t wake him up; he maybe dreaming of freedom” I reply, “If you find a slave asleep, wake him up and talk to him about freedom”. (Politics: Oxford Dictionary describes, “Activities associated with...

Youth and Democracy in Africa (Opinions) 25-01-2005
by Advocacy Initiative for Development (AID
The role, which the youth have planed in bringing and sustaining democracy in Africa, cannot be overemphasized. Most, if not all, democracies in present day Africa are the products of the youth – who in most cases sacrificed their blood and sweat...

Youth Are Building Presence Inside WTO (Opinions) 13-01-2006
by Emily Davila
'Six years ago, my first truly global experience came to my hometown. I was on the streets in 1999 when the WTO came to Seattle. In December, I traveled to Hong Kong to be part of a team of young people 'on the inside' of the WTO.' Like much...

Youth Development (Opinions) 4-12-2003
by Fasoranti Oluseyi Taiwo
One can define ‘youth development’ as: "...the ongoing growth process in which all youth are engaged in attempting to (1) meet their basic personal and social needs to be safe, feel cared for, be valued, be useful, and be spiritually grounded, and...

Youth Empowerment (Opinions) 5-03-2004
by chukwudi obi
Youth empowerment is the authority that gives the youth the capability to establish a purpose. If a youth is not empowered they will not be able to make it, and end up being a curse to their generation. They must acknowledge the sources and facts...

Youth Face Lack of Government Support in Moldova (Opinions) 24-08-2004
by Eugeniu Graur
Some might know, but many might not know that there are still communist governments in the world. One of them is in Moldova. I wouldn't have anything to say against them, but recently I have read an article in a newspaper that our government...

Youth Friendly and Inspriational: Kenya's Finance Minister Dares to be Different (Opinions) 8-08-2006
by Antony Felix O. O. Simbowo
Hon. Amos Kimunya, Kenya’s current Minister for Finance can best be described as a fiscal master spinner. Hardly one year since his swearing in, the Minister has done what many skeptics had initially thought was an audacious task for him...

Youth in Nepal (Interviews) 21-07-2006
by Mariya Petrova
Dipendra Tamang is the Director (Programs) at the Alliance for Peace - Nepal, a non-partisan , non-profit NGO working to enable and empower the youth of Nepal. He has been working in the development sector for over 6 years now. Read his essay...

Youth must adapt to change (Opinions) 28-05-2006
by ANNELINE
Evidence suggests that young people are depressingly apathetic towards political interests and knowledge because of poor opinions of politicians and parliamentary behaviour. These days, we as young people of this great Karas Region, the Region...

Youth organizations: the vehicle for youth involvement (Opinions) 15-02-2010
by Kassem Daud Kalinleh
At the beginning of the 21st century, the youth organization initiative has come on board in the Republic of Somaliland. The move reflects the competency and talent of youth. It has built a bridge for youth to mount the skyscrapers of...

Youth Participation - Time for Action (Opinions) 21-09-2004
by Piyoo Kochar
Participation has entered the mainstream vocabulary of development, and inclusion is following hard on its heels. Though practice has lagged behind rhetoric, more and more social groups have been identified as marginal or excluded, and their...

Youth Participation and the MDGs (Opinions) 9-02-2006
by Michael Boampong
Proffer the entirety of your life and your body for the development of Ghana and never forget what George Bernard Shaw said: “I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it...

Youth Participation in Migration And Development (Interviews) 18-07-2006
by Mariya Petrova
Fabrizio Scrollini representing SUMANDO Uruguay was one of the spokespersons at the United Nations Informal Interactive Hearings with NGOs, Civil Society and the Private Sector on International Migration and Development held on July 12, 2006....

Youth Participation in the Southern African MDG Process -The missing bit in the Jigsaw Puzzle (Opinions) 29-03-2005
by charlton c tsodzo
With a wide acknowledgement among development partners in the region of the need to reverse diminishing human development trends that began manifesting as a legacy of colonialism, Structural Adjustment Programmes (SAPs) as well as political and...

Youth power (Poetry) 29-03-2005
by Joël Kalpram
Youths the leaders of tomorrow The life of the world is in our hands Stand up and be strong to face the challengers life will bring Have courage and fear no evil, Like a hero strong and smart Fighting for goal, peace and love Gaining...

Youth Power 2005 (Opinions) 8-12-2004
by LLOYD ABRIA LUNA
The youth is definitely not the hope of this nation. Many people see me as courageous, but not as a radical youth leader. And for the past few years of being on the lead, which started in 2001 during my Engineering SPECTRUM experience, I see no...

Youth Speaking to the UN General Assembly (Interviews) 31-10-2005
by Vidar Ekehaug
Mohammed Al-Ghanim, Arab Regional Coordinator for the Global Youth Action Network, participated as a youth representative in a hearing for civil society at the United Nations in New York. He had the honor to be the only youth speaker at the event,...

Youth: Through the Eyes of the Media (Opinions) 4-02-2004
by Helen Fu
“40,000 teens facing failure”, “Upset teens deny killing their mother”, “Youth killed in Bayshore stabbing, Teen to serve 17 months for gang attacks” Is this all you’ve been reading in the newspaper, seeing on the television, or hearing on the...

¿Cómo adaptar los ODM a la realidad nacional de la Argentina? (Opinions) 14-04-2005
by Leila Mucarsel
Mucho se ha hablado de los ODM y su situación a nivel global, pero, ¿Qué sucede al trasladar estos objetivos a las realidades nacionales? Hoy me interesa analizar la situación de nuestro país con relación a los ODM y cómo se adaptan estas metas a...

¿Quién quiere ser estudiante universitario? Anti Guía de orientación vocacional (Opinions) 30-08-2006
by Victoria Bembibre
El estudiante se enfrenta a la decisión. ¿Qué será? ¿Qué estudiar? ¿Qué hacer? ¿Qué ser? 1. Lo primero es verse a sí mismo en el futuro. El estudiante sabe que quiere estudiar. ¿Vemos un futuro definido?. ¿Qué otra cosa aparte de estudiar...

экопоселения (Opinions) 7-02-2005
by Shevnin
Экопоселение «БЭБИ-БУМ» «Факт заключается в том,что девушки наподобие меня-абсолютно здоровые и веселые девушки двадцати и более лет-совершенно не желают плодится и размножаться».Почему?Мы все превращяеся в исчезающий вид.Сегодня...

إرحلي (Poetry) 17-06-2005
by Karim Al Nadoury
إرحلي أيتها الروح وإبحثي عن درب لإيوائك أوجدتِ في مرسى مدينتهم من يدلك عن فؤادك؟ أم كَرهتِ العيش ,حيثُ العيش أصبح وهماً إلا في خيالكِ؟ شمسُُ وليل ووجهوهٍٍ تعبث في حياتك تصارعها الظروف, أملاً في أن تغيرها المواجع يا من وجدت في قلبي السلام.....

المخيمات الصيفية انطلاقة بلا عنف (Opinions) 25-04-2009
by Adham Tobail
المخيمات الصيفية انطلاقة بلا عنف بقلم : ادهم عدنان طبيل لا يمكن إخفاء بشاعة الظلم والاضطهاد من أمام ناظري الطفل الفلسطيني، يحاول أباء وأمهات فلسطين بكل إمكاناتهم تربية أطفالهم في بيئة طبيعية، لكن هذا ضرب من المستحيل المستحيل أمام قدرة...

الواقع البيئي ومبادرات المجتمع المدني (Short Story) 10-11-2004
by EL Hammoumi Naoufal
الواقع البيئي ومبادرات المجتمع المدني بعد قمت ريو التي شكلت نقطة تحول بالنسبة لدوال و الفاعلين في التنمية في المعمور والتي ساهمت في التوجه نحو الاهتمام بشأن المحيط و الأخطار المستقبلية على المحيط في العالم وعلاقة البيئة بالتنمية المستدامة في...

جوابات (Poetry) 12-01-2005
by Omar Ahmed Mohammed Mostafa
جواب (1) ولإنه لسّة الروح هايمة ما بين جنبين ولإنه معني الوطن مسقطشي بالجملة ولإني حاسس إني مبعدتش كتير عني ولأنه ولإني.. ولعدة الأسباب رفضت رد الباب وسبته مـــتوارب يمكن نسيم مبروك يفهم كلام مني جواب (2) في هجرة الألوان...

خاطرة الدمع (Poetry) 10-01-2005
by Amira Sobeih
قلوب واجفة...أبصارُها خاشعة عيون دامعة...بصيرتُها راجفة تسألين يا عين لمَ الدمعُ يجيب لسانى...نفسى حزينة عقلى مهموم...يداى مغلولة أزالت تسألين لمَ الدمعُ كُسِر قلبي فهو كالزجاجة الهشة طار عقلى فى مهب الريح كالورقة أمازلت...

عزيزتي (Poetry) 10-11-2004
by EL Hammoumi Naoufal
عزيـــــــــــــــــــــزتي لا تظني أن الحب سحابة عابرة لا تظني أن الصدفة التي جمعتنا ستنتهي دون أن تتقابل مرة أخرى..... بوابة عريضة دخلناها معا بقلوب متفتحة وابتسامة, تستيقظ لها الذكريات النائمة. قلت لك تقي في أفكاري تقي في نوابع و...

لا أدري (Poetry) 6-12-2004
by Karim Al Nadoury
مغلق الباب ولم أجد مفاتيحه, حيث ضاعت وسط متاهات عقلي حاولت الصراخ فلم أجد من الجوار, إلا صدي صوتي تمنياتي اصبحت مبهمة, كورقة سقط عليها المطر فسال الحبر عليها كسيل الدمع علي وجهي أنين يعم المكان حولي, و كأنه الفضاء حزين علي حالي! أفكار...

‘Youth’ at Heart: An Interview with Maitreyi Doshi (Interviews) 27-07-2005
by Cheryl Gudz
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“Taikod” Talks to TIG: An Interview with Terri Willard (Interviews) 27-07-2005
by Cheryl Gudz
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“Urge Portugal to uphold human rights for all citizens” (Opinions) 23-06-2006
by Marco P Gomes
PRESS RELEASE June 19, 2006, Toronto, Canada. Assim como nós comemoramos a Semana de Portugal e celebramos as tradições, realizações, culturas e valores do povo Português, nós devemos refletir sobre a necessidade de...