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How WYA's mission to defend human dignity helped me forgive the boy who raped me

On March 18, 2016, I was drugged and raped by a boy my age. To this day I don’t know his name, I can’t even remember his face, which may be a good

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WYA Africa: Meet the Batch 2 2019 Interns

Milkah Ndung’u is a Kenyan, born and raised in Nairobi. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Communication from Tangaza University, The Catholic University of East Africa. She is passionate

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How WYA Encourages Future Young Leaders

Between the 22nd and 26th of May 2019, WYA Europe collaborated with WYA Portugal in organising an Erasmus + project called Young Leaders for Tomorrow where I participated as an intern in the

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WYA Africa: Taking a Bow

It's Friday May 31, 2019 and I notice my name on the 'Article Writing Schedule'. I am due to submit a blog by June 3, 2019; my last as a staff serving World Youth Alliance Africa. I realise I have

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Thoughts on Fashion

Fashion has become deemed as art. Whether or not some may agree, fashion has shaped culture (and vice versa) to become a powerful medium of self-expression. What is born out of it is a reflection of

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Finding My “Why”

In his book ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’, Victor Frankl writes that those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’. Words that have been existentially therapeutic to me, in

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I Saw Children Change the World

I have always wondered how our lives would make better sense if we strive to really understand who we are meant to be. But it was not until I reached my mid-twenties that I discovered what it really

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An Open Letter to My Country

To my fellow countrymen, For the past two years, I have seen several reports on local TV about the death of about 20,000 Filipinos due to the drug war. I’ve watched and heard the cries of family

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Support Breeds Greatness

As human beings, we always need each other to survive. Józef Tischner, in his book Spirit of Solidarity, says that “no one is an island all alone,” and that “we are bound to each other even if

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45 young voices, 5 nations, one document: European Youth United 2019 in Madrid.

09-12 MARCH 2019, MADRID, SPAIN – Last week, the World Youth Alliance (WYA) Spain organized the Erasmus+ project “European Youth United” in Madrid in collaboration with WYA Europe. In those four

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