Over 500 children are educated in slums and underneath floyovers in South Delhi

Naman Munot, a 24-year-old working professional, has successfully educated over 500 children in slums and underneath flyovers in South Delhi, to protect themselves from asthma, bronchitis or lung damage due to the degrading air quality by gifting them all free air pollution masks. Graduated from BITS Pilani, the young man worked on a research study… Lire la suite Over 500 children are educated in slums and underneath floyovers in South Delhi

A student wants vending machines to give a better access to the morning after-pill

It has been four years since the federal government lifted the age limit for the morning-after pill, but college students across the country say gaining access to it remains fraught with confusion and difficulty. Now some colleges think they have found a solution: vending machines stocked with the morning-after pill. Stanford University unveiled one this… Lire la suite A student wants vending machines to give a better access to the morning after-pill

This Seattle chef is empowering children through food

Early in his career, chef Tarik Abdullah wanted to do more than work in a restaurant. It has been more than 20 years since he found his calling while volunteering as a children’s cooking instructor. Since then, his devotion hasn’t waned. The Seattle native has worked tirelessly to share his passion with his community over… Lire la suite This Seattle chef is empowering children through food

From orphans to children with disabilities, this bengaluru school teaches all equally and with love

Not all children can be toppers or achievers.  Not all children enjoy going to school, and not all are welcomed in many schools.  Children who have faced school refusal, physical or mental limitations and challenges, emotional disturbance, or inability to fit into a school – where do they go? Tucked into a small building in… Lire la suite From orphans to children with disabilities, this bengaluru school teaches all equally and with love

Kenyan Girls to Fly to Google HQ After Inventing APP to End FGM

Animated chatter spills out from a corner of tech giant Google’s Nairobi offices as five Kenyan schoolgirls discuss their upcoming trip to California where they hope to win $15,000 for I-cut, an app to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).  The five teenagers, aged 15 to 17, are the only Africans selected to take part in… Lire la suite Kenyan Girls to Fly to Google HQ After Inventing APP to End FGM

Teen succeeds at making free sunscreen available at public pools

These pool patrons can now safely have their fun in the sun without running the risk of skin damage. That’s because 16-year-old Lynly Brennan helped install free sunscreen dispensers at five of her county’s local pools.  The teen first got the idea when she was researching tanning beds for a school project. According to her… Lire la suite Teen succeeds at making free sunscreen available at public pools

HIV life expectancy is now ‘near-normal’ due to new drugs

Young people who are taking the latest HIV drugs have a near-normal life expectancy as a result of improvements in treatments, a study suggests. Doctors writing in The Lancet medical journal reported that 20-year-olds who started antiretroviral therapy in 2010 are projected to live 10 years longer than those first treated in 1996. Jimmy Isaacs… Lire la suite HIV life expectancy is now ‘near-normal’ due to new drugs

The youth for today: the 2017 election changed UK’s political landscape

The “youthquake” was a key component of Corbyn’s 10-point advance in Labour’s share of the vote  exceeding even Blair’s nine-point gain in his first 1997 landslide. No official data exists for the scale of the youth vote but an NME-led exit poll suggests turnout among under-35s rose by 12 points compared with 2015, to 56%.… Lire la suite The youth for today: the 2017 election changed UK’s political landscape

Youth in Assam use Facebook & WhatsApp to fight against child marriages

How it started? At a time when cases of misuse of social networking sites are on the rise, a section of youths in Assam are using it as a tool to fight social evils like child marriage. For supporters of child marriages, some Facebook and WhatsApp groups have become a major threat. “We are really… Lire la suite Youth in Assam use Facebook & WhatsApp to fight against child marriages

Boys win right to wear shorts by wearing skirts in heat-wave protest

These teenage boys are social activists in the making. Even though the schoolboys of Exeter’s ISCA Academy were suffering from the summer heat, they still were banned from wearing shorts because of the traditional dress code. To protest the stuffy school rules, however, 30 male students attended class collectively wearing the tartan skirts issued to… Lire la suite Boys win right to wear shorts by wearing skirts in heat-wave protest