I write about mental health because we need to be having daily conversations. Mental health needs to become as “normal” to talk about as physical health. We need to talk about it in communities, in schools, in churches. Mental health is social. I can’t get to know you if I don’t have my mental health.
In 2019, Short Story Day Africa is seeking short fiction exploring disruption, especially but not limited to climate and environ[mental] disruption. Floods. Wildfires. Oceans of plastic. Chemical rivers. Melting ice caps. The polar vortex. Storms during the dry season. Extreme heat. Drought. The climate is changing, the environment becoming ever more hostile in humanity’s hands.
Journaling is a practice of keeping a diary or journal which explores thoughts and feelings concerning events of your life. In my teenage years, I kept a diary to help me keep track of things happening in my life just so I could have a word album to help me reminisce. This went on and
The Kigali Global Shapers Hub is calling upon all young people living in Africa to participate in the Visa Free Africa Writing Competition for a chance to win a $1500 cash prize. The Kigali Global Shapers Hub, a part of the Global Shapers Community, an offshoot of the World Economic Forum, is a network of
In an effort to promote African youth’s active participation in the continent’s development, the African Union Development Agency/NEPAD is running a youth essay contest, targeting young African people and its diaspora in proposing concrete pathways through which Agenda 20632 the continent’s framework for transformation, can be fast-tracked. The Africa We Want Youth Essay Contest The
Do you often wonder what kind of job you will have when you grow up? Do you think your school is preparing you for the work you may do in the future? What will the classrooms and teachers of the future be like? Do you think there are better ways to learn? Do you have
The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is an annual award for unpublished short fiction administered and funded by the Commonwealth Foundation. The Short Story Prize is run by Commonwealth Writers, the cultural initiative of the Commonwealth Foundation. The international judging panel comprises one judge from each of the five regions. Please note that while the entries
The speaker walked into the room, tapped the microphone, ducked for cover at the high-pitched screech his tapping produced, laughed mechanically, swallowed audibly, mumbled something, and began stuttering. It all went downhill from there. The most interesting part of the presentation was over. While he strung word upon flat word, I looked around the room.
Every day, we write campus papers, blog posts, work documents, emails and social media updates. Our writing represents who we are personally and professionally, so it’s worth it to hone your skills. Here are twenty-five tips to help you communicate better in text. How to Get Started 1. Set Writing Goals Maybe you want to write a certain
Now in its 4th year, the Blog4Dev series is a writing competition in which young people compete and submit written solutions on a topical challenge. It tests creativity, innovation, and looks for something with the potential of being scaled-up. It also helps engage youth to become integral to the development process in their countries. The World