GUIDE TO THIS MONTH'S ARTICLES - January / February 2018

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This month's topic is YOUNG PEOPLE around the world and their problems - WHAT'S LEFT FOR THE YOUNG?

First, read about 'millennials' are people born between 1980 and 2000. What problems do this group have? How are they protesting? What is their future?

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And here's a series of 3 articles about young people in different countries:

Musa came to Italy from Gambia as a migrant. He wants to be a famous DJ. Read about his story and the problems he had and still has.

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Ravali is a university student in India and a Dalit. Read about how she ie protesting aganst the caste sysrtem in India and starting a revolution:

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Jake is transgender and makes videos on YouTube. Read about his problems in making enough money to live:

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And what about the 'youth bulge' in Africa - will so many young people in Africa be negative or positve for the future?:

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Look at these beautiful photos and read the short news stories from around the world to get an idea of the many things that went on in 2017:

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And here's a Ready Lesson based on the short news stories above:

Do you know how very rich people spend their money? - it's shocking to see this, and to think about the big differences between rich and poor:

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Read about the way young Muslim girls and women are finding the internet a safe place to talk about their ideas, and to find information about relationships and sex:

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There are good things about Facebook and social media but there are also problems:

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The young in South Africa are a new generation of activists. They are protesting against inequality and for education for all:

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Mining is destroying the beautiful environment in the Philippines. Gina Lopez is 64 and a yoga master. She is fighting to save the Philippines:

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For years the farmers in Colombia have grown coca. President Trump wants them to stop immediately. What will be the result of this for peace?

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And now read about how an art group in Mozambique is trying to end domestic violence and stop child marriage: