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Youth Video Contest Winners Offer Solutions to Poverty

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Youth Video Contest Winners Offer Solutions to Poverty

When you are young and still in school, it’s hard to think of ways you can change people’s thinking at the global level. But sometimes, all you need is a video camera and Internet access.

Today, the winners of the European Development Days video contest “Young voices against poverty,” are being recognized for their contributions to the dialogue on global poverty.

Malala: A Relentless Fighter for Girls' Education

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World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim speaks with Malala Yousafzai at the World Bank on Friday, October 11. Malala is an education activist from Pakistan who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for attending school.

A year and two days ago today, a teenage girl was riding the school bus in northern Pakistan. Suddenly, a Taliban gunman got on the bus. He shot her. She almost died.

Poor Region Rich in Musical Talent of Youth

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There’s a small treasure in Brazil’s state of Rio Grande do Norte.  It’s “The Sao Tome Philharmonic”- an orchestra rich in youthful talent located in the country’s impoverished North East.

The orchestra operates out of a small cultural center in Sao Tome, where it offers free music classes and instruments to the many low-income youth in the city and surrounding areas.  Many of the newly- trained musicians are young women.