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Shaniqua Benjamin

Poet, Writer, Youth Leader and Basketball Fan

I'm a young person living in Thornton Heath, Croydon, doing my best to make a difference in my community and society as a whole. Through my platform, Young People Insight, I empower the voices of young people and encourage community engagement by putting on poetry nights and discussion events.
Six Useful Apps For University

Six Useful Apps For University Students

Six applications that we hope will make your life as a student not only easier, but also a whole lot more enjoyable. Now all you have to do is pass those assignments and exams.
02/05/2017 15:20 BST
Support European Youth Uniting Through

Support European Youth Uniting Through Art

When following the news, it's become commonplace for us to hear about Brexit, fractured relationships in Europe, Trump wanting to ban immigrants from the USA and many other examples of conflicts throughout the world.
10/02/2017 10:38 GMT
Young People Show Equality Through European

Young People Show Equality Through European Project

TCFT is a process that not only allows young people to develop creatively, but it also allows them to develop as individuals and as leaders for the future, learning from each other in a safe, relaxed environment.
22/08/2016 17:53 BST
Why Do You Want to Work With Young

Why Do You Want to Work With Young People?

Because young people are just as special as everyone else in the world and it is essential for them to realise that. Because young people are brimming with untapped potential and sometimes it takes just one person to bring that out. Because I want the world to see young people through my eyes, preferring to look at the person rather than the label put on them.
03/02/2016 10:43 GMT
Attending the World Youth Organization's Official

Attending the World Youth Organization's Official Launch

I can't wait to see what comes from the WYO and I'm looking forward to seeing how they will change the world -- maybe we'll even get the chance to work together some day. So in the words of Kieran Goodwin, "Here's to the future of the World Youth Organization."
19/01/2016 09:53 GMT
Empowering the Voices of Youth Through

Empowering the Voices of Youth Through Film

"A voice has limitless potential; a voice has the ability to make a change." However, why does it often feel that this is not the case, particularly when it comes to young people? It is as if our voices become stagnant, muffled, often ignored by the world around us.
07/01/2016 13:44 GMT