Stories about Youth from November, 2016
Trinidad and Tobago's longstanding commitments to universal education are juxtaposed with the harsh reality of society's marginalised.
Through Hardships to the Stars: These Latin American Children Won’t Let Garbage Stand in the Way of Music
“Per aspera ad astra” means reaching the stars despite hardships. Youngsters from Mexico and Paraguay, whether living among garbage or using it to build musical instruments, are doing just that.
"Laziness is the driving force of scientific progress. Washing machines were invented because people were too lazy to wash their clothes."
“We returned from a refugee camp. We didn’t come back bringing heaps of money. How are we supposed to pay 3 million kyats [US$2,200]?”
"In a country where women and kids are often subjected to violent crimes, this normalization of an aggressive act becomes even more problematic."
"Atambayev, father of the nation? No, he's some kind of surrogate."
"Volunteers make our communities safer; they stand up for human rights and lobby for positive change [...] Their collective efforts can make Jamaica a more vibrant, healthy country."
"I am not saying either was right or wrong but excuse me if I DON'T take the word of the esteemed members of the T&T Police Service as gospel!!"
Michelle Nkamankeng, 7, has taken the internet and the literary world by storm with her first book in a series of four, "Waiting for the Waves".
"She used to cry in fear seeing strangers, 'Uncle is coming, uncle is coming..' Her family thought she was possessed by Djinns."
The 34th Athens Classic Marathon came to Greece last weekend, and there were more than a few big winners.
Despite laws, a supposedly free educational system and agreements to protect children, many girls from Paraguay's poorest communities must submit themselves to "criadazgo" in order to access formal education.
In the past three months, the Jammu and Kashmir police and the Reserve Police have arrested around 7,000 people in the Kashmir Valley often at the dead of the night.
Lova Rakotomala plays football even though he's terrible at it. This is why.