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· March, 2010

Stories about Youth from March, 2010

China: Revaluing the One-Child Policy

Amidst talk of an aging society and a depleting demographic dividend, appeals for a reconsideration of China’s One-Child Policy were voiced during the annual meetings of the National People’s Congress...

Plural+ Video Festival for Youth under 25

Plural+ is once again calling for entries for their Youth Video Festival on Migrant issues, asking youth worldwide to send in their videos discussing identity, diversity, integration, human rights and...

Guatemala: Adoption Bureaucracy

Luis Figueroa of the blog Carpe Diem [es] writes about the amount of bureaucracy involved to approve adoptions in Guatemala.

Barbados, Jamaica: Feeling the “Vybz”

Boyce Voice and B.C. Pires blog about the public outcry surrounding the appearance of Jamaican dancehall performers, Vybz Kartel and Mavado, in Barbados.

Ukraine: Fundraising Effort to Help Street Children

Scenes from the Sidewalk announces – here and here – a fundraising effort for CrossRoads Foundation: “If you want to be a part of a group of people who are...

Nigeria: “Enough is Enough!” youth march on the capital

On Tuesday, March 16, thousands of Nigerians marched on the capital, Abuja, to show their frustration with the woes that continue to besiege the country. This sort of protest has...

Egypt: And the IslamOnline strike continues

The IslamOnline employees sit-in continues in Cairo, Egypt, after 250 employees were given their notice. The disgruntled employees are livestreaming, blogging and using Twitter to broadcast their plight. Mohamed El...

Malaysia: Unnecessary tests for children

Lilian from Malaysia questions the pedagogic value of giving too many competency examinations to primary school children.

South Korea: Birth rate

Andrew Gruen from Ohmynews! wrote an article addressing the problem of low birth rate in South Korea and pointed out that gender equality is more important than policy in raising...

Egypt: IslamOnline Employees Strike

Hundreds of employees, editors, and journalists started an angry sit-in in the widely read Cairo-based IslamOnline news website after 250 employees were sacked. For the first time, strikers are using...

Russia: TV Star Calls For Young Talents Online Project

A famous TV host published a blog post where she called for creating an online initiative that would support young talents from remote regions of the country.

Costa Rica: Bicycles, Birthdays and Teachers

Julio Cordoba on his birthday post brings us a glimpse of  everyday life:  he recalls his triumphant feeling when his dad taught him how to ride a bicycle when he...

Afghanistan: Photo-project for youth

Afghan PenLog reports on the international photography trainings project for the young men and women of Aghanistan, which has taken place in Philadelphia and ended up with an exhibition.

Poland: Put a smile on a child's face – it's easy!

Tomek and Weronika have always been keen volunteers, despite their young age. Last year, they started Dream Mail, a charity campaign that promotes writing letters and postcards to seriously ill...

U.K.: Fight to Keep Children Out of Immigration Detention Centres

Late last year a group of U.K. citizens launched a campaign to end the detention of children and babies by immigration authorities. Now they're sharing the stories of two of...

South Africa: inappropriate content in the classroom stage

Rochele Ardesher published a video taken during a South African elementary school class of what she calls inappropriate content where the teacher berates the students for improper bathroom usage.

Sri Lanka: The Crisis In Secondary Education

“The school teachers expect students to attend their own tuition classes to complete the syllabuses that the school for some reason does not cover,” informs Serendipity while discussing about the...

India: Educating Children About Pesicides

Ecological Tales for Environment Education -India blog publishes an informative post which educates children about pesticides.

Kenya: Nairobi becomes East Africa's tech heartbeat

Kenya, and specifically Nairobi, has in recent months become the technology heartbeat of Africa with conferences, launches, meet ups, summits and unconferences all running in quick succession.

Morocco: Christian Aid Workers Expelled

Last week, 20 staff members of the Village of Hope, a small orphanage in a small town in rural Morocco, were deported from the country without warning, under charges of...

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