Young people often use drugs as an escape from depression, dissatisfaction or as a way of escaping reality when they are unhappy.
Maxwell Simbuwa from Zambia wrote this blog after attending the RIATT-ESA sponsored Children and Youth conference at the 2017 Psychosocial Forum.
I recommend that government and NGOs should come together to address the challenges that keep girls out of school in Malawi. In addition to poverty and culture, a big problem is poorly-equipped schools. Government should construct schools in every community to reduce problems of travelling long distances for girls. More hostels should be constructed to avoid issues of overcrowding in boarding schools.
Early marriage has become a problem in the Dodoma region of Tanzania as in other parts of Africa. Early marriage can be a result of poverty, illiteracy, parental influence and cultural practices.
“Anna” from Tanzania wrote this blog wrote this blog after attending the RIATT-ESA sponsored Children and Youth Conference at the 2017 Psychosocial Forum.
My favorite hobby is writing books about the problems that worry me most in Angola and the whole world. I select a theme from these issues and create characters to convey specific messages to the readers. In writing each book, I focus on creating an emotional connection and moving my readers to action.
My name is Xolane or the Black Spade as my friends call me. I am from Swaziland. I was born with HIV and have been on treatment for 11 years now.Growing-up with HIV has made me a strong and brave young man. Accepting my status was the first and biggest step I took on this journey.
I write about child abandonment, a problem that concerns me and affects a lot of youth in my country, Angola.
My name is Anitha George. I was born with a hearing disability. I got several treatments but unfortunately they were unsuccessful. My dad passed away shortly after I was born in car accident, and I was raised by mother, who was a business woman.
I was born in 1995 with physical disabilities. I first met discrimination when I attended primary school at aged 7. Both the teacher and students thought that I could not do anything due to my disability.