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Features on European Youth Forum publications…

European Youth Forum Brussels, Belgium The European Youth Forum (YFJ) is the Platform of Youth Organisations in Europe striving for Youth Rights. Representing 99 National Youth Councils and International Youth Organisations from across Europe, the Forum works to empower young people to participate actively in society to improve their own lives, by representing and advocating […]

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Features on NewhamMag

June 2014: Newham Mag, Selection from Election: Results, Issue 300, Page 24-30 Sept 2015: Newham Mag, Painting the Garden Fence, Issue, 325, Page 13 May 2016: Newham Mag Appeal to Rezone Station, Issue 340, Page 05  July 2016: Newham Mag, Police and Pupils on the Arts Beat, Issue 346, Page 04 Sept 2016: Newham Mag, Art […]

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Features on OHTV

May 2012: OHTV 2Gether Magazine- Page 20 & 21 Feb 2015: OHTV Real Talk Road Show Live from UEL April 2015: OHTV 2gether Magazine- Page 24  

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Features on Newham Recorder

Maryland residents anger over ‘dirty and messy’ Tesco store 2nd Feb 2017: Newham councillor Seyi Akiwowo told she should die from a STD by racist trolls on Twitter 2nd Jan 2017: Forest Gate Councillor Calls for Questions by Jon King 15th Nov 2016: Police ‘Using all of our Resources’ to Tackle Rising Gun Crime in Newham- […]

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Seyi

My name is Seyi (Shay-ee) Akiwowo (Aki-wo-wo) and I am an Afropean (British/European Nigerian) living in London. I am a Fellow at Royal Society of the Arts and have had eight successful years working in the social policy and sustainable development sectors in the UK and abroad in places like Kuwait, Istanbul, UAE, Prague, Brussels, India and […]

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Commons Select Committee’s ‘Women in Scientific Careers’ Report

As I mentioned in my first blog post on this topic,  I have been looking into what the current situation/problem is with girls and STEM subjects and the methods that can be adopted to address the issues identified from a policy perspective, within schools and at home (and the community). On 6th February The House of Commons Science […]

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Why is the current situation “Girls vs. STEM subjects” and not “Girls & STEM Subjects” (Part 1)

  In January, I chaired an Education Debate in Newham the panel included Lord Andrew Adonis and Professor Becky Francis from King’s College London. There was an interesting question raised by an audience member around improving the number of young women taking STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) subjects. Sharon Hodgson MP (Shadow Minster for Women and Equalities) who was also on the panel shared an […]

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Happy New Year!!! =)

Happy New, Fun, Loving, Restful and Blessed New Year to you ALL! First, I want to sincerely apologise for not updating my blog in quite a while. My life has been so hectic but this is not an excuse of inconsistency =( I am back and back with a bang! As it is the first […]

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Young people take over the UN in the name of quality education for all

Here is an article I wrote for the European Youth Forum about #MalalaDay Today marks the day of a young brave girl’s birthday, Malala Yousafzai. An attempted assassination was made on her life last year because she advocates for young female rights to education in Pakistan. Today, on Malala’s 16th birthday,  hundreds of students from […]

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Sports vs. schools: Brazilians protest government spending

Originally posted on World Education Blog:
By Nicole Comforto, EFA Global Monitoring Report Brazil has made great progress in improving its education system in recent years, but the current street protests provide a dramatic reminder that wide inequalities in education and society still need to be tackled. Protesters across the nation are calling for the…

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