As Uganda has the second youngest population in the world, youth groups which can educate people about issues such as sexual health and professional development couldn't be more relevant. In 2012 78% of the Ugandan population were below 30 years of age...
Summer time celebrates the end of an academic year. It may be a symbolic representation of reunions between old friends, family members, and newly-formed acquaintances, discovery and exploration of a variety of locations, and opportunities to reach our personal potential.
Why is it that black youth still feel they are discriminated against in the 21st century? And why is it that young people in general tend to have some form of pessimism towards the police?
The Government has been a big supporter of apprenticeships over the past few years, which is great for young people, business and the economy.
And what is critical for future workers is equally critical for future business owners. How much more important is being a financially capable entrepreneur when there is no corporate safety net should productivity or mental health be impaired.
On the first anniversary of the collapse, fashion students from University of the Arts London marched along Oxford Street urging shoppers to think about the question "who made your clothes?". It was not just a protest but a statement of intent; the young people who will be tomorrow's fashion industry leaders plan to do things differently.
Business today means leading and empowering professionals towards branding themselves, and being less precious about top-down control. Help people to be themselves and trust that they will return the favour by bringing brands and campaigns to life, just like Pinocchio.
This is not the first time that individuals have chosen to stand up for what is right by sitting down, and we can all learn from what they are doing. Hopefully for the sake of the integrity of our universities and the health of our planet, it's a battle they will win.
The problems young people are facing are nothing short of huge - youth unemployment of 5.5million young people in the EU (figure from December 2013) - an unemployment rate of 23.3%. This means that more than one in five young Europeans on the labour market cannot find a job; in Greece and Spain it is one in two.
It can be a tricky thing finding the right job. We spend so much time in work though, it is essential that we find something that is the right fit and supports the foundation of our happiness. We are so much more than the 'bit' that turns up for work but if that 'bit' isn't happy it can have an incredibly negative effect on our wellbeing.
Scroll through just about any lifestyle website or magazine, and you will have noticed a big influx in advice on the benefits of meditation. It seems every week is met with new studies from a team of researchers about its health benefits.
Taking the time during your studies to get relevant work experience in your field will put you ahead of other students who believe in the common misconception that a degree will be enough to get a job...
Fellow seniors, I wish you every success in your last days of high school, and of course, far beyond.
Bullying is definitely a big factor in Mental Health. Bullies often have been bullied themselves and it causes them pain and contributes towards their need to bully others, which of course isn't right but unfortunately happens.
Do not be afraid to do many, many drafts. Although I admit that I do not like editing my essays most of the time, I completed at least 10 drafts for my personal statement. It is, after all, a precious document where the Admissions Officers can truly get to know you in addition to skimming through the long list of your grades, achievements, awards, and leadership roles.
The problem is in that everyone wants to be on some committee or to be an editor for a newspaper or to produce their own play, thus there is huge competition between students for places. Many of the committee positions that are available require a gruelling interview process, sometimes involving two rounds, and for one particular committee I was interviewed by no less that 15 people at once