World Youth Day

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We asked our amazing team of tutors and tutees what they thought of their work and role in shaping the future, and what their dreams are for the future. Here’s what we had!

Eisha Sarkar, Tutor:

Working, educating and interacting with youth from different countries gives me an adrenaline rush. The youth have ideas, dreams, ambitions, aspirations and passions they are not scared to follow or share. They are our teachers. They are the future of our nations. The more I see the younger generation today communicating with each other across boundaries of nationality, religion, caste, creed, race and language, through social media and other forms of technology, I see our future as ONE WORLD, ONE PEOPLE.

Kirthi Jayakumar, Tutor:

South Asia is incredibly young: and with that age, comes a vibrant and resplendent energy. With each session I have spent so far with each of my students, I have had so many opportunities to learn, evolve and grow – and if we can all work in this space together, channelizing these streams of energy, we can just impact the world so positively. Collectively, we are a people. We cut across borders, we cut across all the many things that have tried to divide humanity. We are, truly, ONE WORLD.

Tinku Gupta, Tutor:

Teaching youths to build their capacity is a multi dimensional experience. The feel of mentoring and moulding virgin minds is amazing. The volley of questions sometimes gives an accomplishment of the in-depth knowlege obtained through experience. It is also a test of ability to consolidate thoughts and express them in comprehensible terms. Understanding the new generation and responding to their need of being understood, acknowledged and appreciated is an ongoing process of change.  In short it unique, amazing, fulfillig and a self improvement exercise.

Nawida Popal, Student:

I believe education plays a vital role for a safe and healthy society, ultimately building a better future tomorrow. Compulsory education in all the countries will not only upgrade the knowledge but will also improve the social and economic conditions, resulting into higher opportunities of employment. I also trust the concept of ‘Peace via Education’, which currently I am witnessing through Pax Populi. If the countries take up the responsibility to educate people from other countries where the education is weaker, then we need more such online academic institutions all over the world, as it becomes the platform for friendships, sharing ideas, feeling of oneness, etc. Also, I believe that communication is very important in any form to eradicate the feelings of hatred amongst countries, war situations, and terrorism and ultimately building a happy, positive and a peaceful world to stay in. I just want to end up saying that we are like the ‘Transitional Generation’- a bridge that can work upon and change the attitudes, our ancestors had, to form a peaceable and non-violent future for the coming generations.

 

 

Nalanda Tambe, Tutor:

“‘Youth Educator’ means nothing to me, actually. It gives me just a single stage to disseminate my knowledge to others. My stress is more on developing education by exchanging ideas, views and knowledge with each other. As a mentor and guide, I myself have learnt a lot of things from my student and so I firmly consider ‘Youth Education’ as a whole process where the responsibilities lie on the shoulders of each and every youth and then mutually making the path of success more magnificent.”

 

 

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The Future Of Afghanistan 

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By Suraya Mehrzad

This is how I see Afghanistan’s future from the perspective of peace, education and women rights.

At first, I accept that Afghanistan is not in a good situation right now with respect to security and economic development, but I am optimistic that Afghanistan would be one of the strongest countries in coming future in every aspect.

If you look at the world history, most of the states have gone through such terrible conditions. If we compare today’s Afghanistan with the time when there were nearly-zero percent of the girls in school during the Taliban era, there are now millions of girls going to school and university, who want to bring  a change to their lives as well to the society and their  families. During the Taliban regime, women in Afghanistan were banned from working outside and going to public services and were forced to stay indoors. When they went out to visit relatives or do shopping, they had to be accompanied by a male relative. But now they are relics of the past.  Today, there are women singing, teaching, and they work in the parliament.

The fact that millions of girls are going to universities indicates that the country is changing, though not at a fast pace, but it is moving in the right direction. However, there should be concrete measures taken  both by the Afghan government and the international community to sustain these developments and ensure that the women’s rights will be protected and preserved in the future.

As we say, after every darkness there will be light and after every war there shall be peace!

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