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We are a group of youths discussing issues around the world that raise our interests and concerns. The  young members come from all walks of life in different regions of the globe.

We gather quarterly a year online and exchange ideas and insights from members with different background in English. For some members, English is a challenge, however, still we are inspired to discuss issues emerging in the world.


Welcome anyone who are thrilled to vocalize one's thought and passion to friends across the oceans. 

Read the articles and discussion topics to make your case in the event. 

February 2024 Joint Event with HEADP Nepal, expert in Public Health!

We are excited to invite you to a collaborative event by HEADP Nepal and Online Global Youth Discussion Group on February 24, 2024, Saturday. 

 

We have collected data of youth participants of Nepal and Japan on perceptions and behaviors regarding self, comfortable space, and future outlook. Based on the data, we would like to analyze and discuss commonalities and differences of both culture and society. Since HEADP Nepal specializes in public health, we would like to deepen our dialogue in this area as well. This will be the first event of the series that we will be set up in the coming months.

 

Time: February 24, 2024 (Sat)  15:15-17:45 NPT, 18:30-20:00 JST

 

Discussion points
1-1 JP youths tend to think that luck and chance are necessary for a bright future more than NP youths. Why? (NP: 34%. JP: 61%)
1-2 Why do NP youths think that luck and chance are not so much important?

2-1 A quarter of NP youths feel unhappy. Why?
2-2 What will be the source of unhappiness for JP youths?

More than 80% of NP youths feel comfortable being in the community whereas JP youths are less than half.
3-1 What events are there for the youths to get involved in the community activities? 
3-2 Do you know your neighbors? Their names? Their family members?

70% of NP youths feel comfortable in being in the internet space whereas 55% that of JP.
3-3 What do you do when you are connected on internet?
3-4 How many hours are you on the net?

4-1 JP youths tend not to be interested in being rich nor famous compared to NP youths. Why do you think so?

 

Hope to see you all and share your insights!

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Sept event in 2023
It has been a while. Hope everything is going well at your end.
While juggling our busy schedules, we ventured into change the framework of our discussion and needed some time to coordinate.
Hope you like the new format.
For the September event, we would like to discuss Big Tech and financial inclusion.
If you are interested in signing up, please join our fb page (private group). 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/939159206520446
Or you can send an email to: info@tada-ed.com

Chinese Big Techs such as Ant and Tencent are enablers for promoting financial inclusion for the unbanked/underbanked users in the region. Their endeavors push the world to become cashless. Moreover, their strategies align with the World Bank's idea of financial inclusion as key enablers to reduce extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity.

In fact, with other digital payment innovations (ex. m-pesa), the global account ownership increased from 51% to 76% between 2011 and 2021.

 

Big Techs in heavy user-based region, such as US and China have access to client data and make use of them, which financial institutions doesn't have such ability. Also, their technological expertise/data, enable them to tailor their offerings in finance by accessing low-cost capitals. As of 2021, Financial services of Big Techs are 11% of their total revenue. 3 Big Techs are expanding to South East Asia, East Africa, and Latin America, where rigid banking network is not established. There is potential growth in this area for Big Techs. 

 

Big Techs are making investment in Africa. Amazon in expanding in South Africa, Microsoft is planning to provide access to 100M Africans, Meta is building an undersea cable. 4 China is promoting Digital Silk Road in Africa setting up data centers and Smart City initiatives in Ghana, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe. Chinese techs such as Huawei and ZTE are offering next generation technology for the ICT infrastructure in Africa. 5

 

African continent is projected to reach 2.5 billion by 2050, where there are only 1/3 of the population using internet. 6 There is a huge potential for Big Techs to run their business including finance in the area.

However, we still have some challenges in usage gaps. One is due to affordability of the users to purchase devices. Second is the lack of digital skills and literacy, which is bringing a new digital illiteracy/literacy gap. Third challenge is the lack of content in local languages. 7 

1. 2.  https://www.worldbank.org/.../financialinclusion/overview
3.  https://www.bis.org/publ/work970.pdf
4. 6.  https://www.project-syndicate.org/.../us-tech-companies...
5.  https://www.dw.com/.../investing-in-africas.../a-48540426
7. https://www.weforum.org/.../3-reasons-why-most-africans.../

DP 1: Do you think it true that World Bank's idea of financial inclusion as a key enabler to reduce extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity?

DP 2: What kind of new issues may arise when the world becomes more cashless?
(ex. In Japan, there will be more scams using cashless transactions.) 

DP 3: How does the emergence of digital payments in countries where there is a high illiteracy rate and a large number of people do not possess smart phones affect their financial inclusion? 

March Event in 2023
It has been a while after the last meeting in 2022.
2023 has started with another heartbreaking natural disaster in Turkey and Syria.
There is no way for us humans to defeat nature, but only to overcome challenges and  
survive from its impact. Sending prayers to people in the region.
Not any of us won't be able to get away with this ordeal in the current world.  
These geohazards may happen any time any where.
Having said that, we will reunite and keep on discussing issues happening in the world around us.
If you are interested in signing up, please join our fb page (private group). 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/939159206520446
Or you can send an email to: info@tada-ed.com
Date and time: March 18, 2023 
                       
                                   9am-10:30am (UTC)       
                           10am-11:30am (WAT)
                        12:00pm-1:30pm (EEST/EAT)
                          2:30pm-4:00pm (IST)
                          3:30pm-5:00pm (MMT)
                          6:00pm-7:30pm (JST)
<Topic 1>
Tell us what is happening in your life. Your interests, ideas you are pursuing, and local news you want to share.
 
<Topic 2>
Global Trends 2040 report is published by the United States National Intelligence Council every 4 years. It analyzes and assesses the key trends that may impact their national security strategy for the next 20 years. The output is categorized into four areas: Demographic and Human development, Environment, Economy, and Technology.  

We would like to take the key takeaways from “Demographic and Human Development” and dig into local issues relevant to us.
Here are some of the trends:     
-Africa will account for almost all global population growth during the next two decades and will be rapidly urbanizing at the same time portending extra strains on infrastructure, education and healthcare.
-Jobs are necessary for the high working-age population countries in North Africa, Middle East, South Asia, and Latin America.
-Urbanization advances in Africa and Asia, unemployment, weak food security, disaster prone environment will be observed.
-Rapid population growth will push migration in Sub Sahara Africa.
-Aging countries to expand  immigrants (anti-immigrant backlash may occur)
-Aging countries will gain lower productivity, national income diverted to pensions and healthcare for seniors
DP 1:What is your gut-reactions? Do you have doubts on the output? Do you agree with the analysis? Do you have any concerns?
DP 2: What will be the major concern for you. Tell us the reason why you think so.
DP 3: What do you see as the obstacles to resolve the issues? 
Reference:
https://www.dni.gov/index.php/gt2040-home/gt2040-structural-forces/demographics-and-human-development
<Topic 3>

The assassination of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took the news by storm in the summer of 2022. It is reported that the assassin's mother was a member of the Unification Church (an international religious group), and that she was forced to donate large amounts of money to the group. As the distressed assassin believed that Abe was associated with the Unification Church, he chose to protest against the group by executing Abe, who was presumed to be a prominent member.

This issue raises many important questions and demands deep reflection.

 

What can a religious group do to destabilize society?

What are the benefits and disadvantages of being religiously devout in today's political and economic climate?
Do the youth have a role to play in resisting violent activities that are done as a result of political motives?

 

Read more at

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/.../unification-church.../

<Topic 4>
History of Women’s University in each country highly depends on the country’s system, social environment, and cultural influences. The development of capitalism, maturity level of the private sector, religious impact/Confucianism, and war have affected the development of Women’s University in each country.
Mainly, Women University was established to enable women to acquire the qualifications they need to make an active contribution to society, notwithstanding its male-oriented social structures.    
Japan Today says "As of 2018, there are 77 women’s universities in Japan, accounting for 9.8% of all universities (782 universities). In fact, Japan’s ratio is remarkably high compared with countries such as the U.S. with 1.3% (2016 data) or South Korea with 3.1% (2016 data)." 
Some of the Women’s Universities are facing challenges as to how they can attract excellent talents and compete with other institutions in/out of their countries. 
DP 1: Do you have Women Universities in your country?
DP 2: What do you think is the role of the Women’s University? What are their mission? What do you think they are expected to achieve from the society?
Reference
https://japantoday.com/category/features/opinions/the-importance-of-higher-education-for-women-in-japan

 

Year End Event with Time for Tea

Let's get together and meet new people!

 

Time for Tea and Online Youth Discussion Group

are jointly hosting an end-of-year event,

and we'd love to see you there. 

 

Time for Tea is an educational activity that gives young people a voice by getting them thinking about important issues and then communicating their ideas to people who make decisions. (https://www.time4tea.info/

 

Online Youth Discussion Group has been sharing ideas and thoughts on global issues such as Global Happiness index, Youths and SNS, Mobile finance in Africa, and etc. for 2022 with participants from Africa, Europe, and Asia. (https://www.tada-ed.com/global-discussion-for-youths)

Apart from our normal routine, we will be chatting online talking about ourselves and our lives plus share our thoughts on one social topic this time! It is going to be a fun event.

 

Join us for a Casual Meetup, December 3 (Sat), 2022.

 

Here is the time details:

 

  10am-11:00am (UTC)       

  11am-12:00pm (WAT)

  1:00pm-2:00pm (EEST/EAT)

  3:00pm-4:00pm (IST)

  4:00pm-5:00pm (MMT)

  7:00pm-8:00pm (JST)

If you are interested in signing up, please join our fb page (private group). 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/939159206520446

Or you can send an email to: info@tada-ed.com

We hope you’re able to join us!
October event in 2022
After the long hot summer, we are now longing for the cooler world. However still, the news all around the world are keeping our ongoing attention and interest. The drastic weather, war, slagging economy, and etc. The more issues are piled up, the more we need to stretch out to learn and think how we can make a breakthrough to overcome the challenges together . 

We would like to discuss the following themes: "World Happiness Report,"Staggering levels of Migration,"" and "Great Youth Talents."  Please be ready to share your ideas and inspire the discussion.
If you are interested in signing up, please join our fb page (private group). 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/939159206520446

Or you can send an email to: info@tada-ed.com

Date and time: October 16, 2022 

                       

                                   9am-10:30am (UTC)       

                           10am-11:30am (WAT)

                        12:00pm-1:30pm (EEST/EAT)

                          2:30pm-4:00pm (IST)

                          3:30pm-5:00pm (MMT)

                          6:00pm-7:30pm (JST)

 

 


<Theme 1> World Happiness Report

 

The World Happiness Report is a publication that contains articles and rankings of national happiness, based on respondent ratings of their own lives, which the report also correlates with various (quality of) life factors. The report is a publication of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a global initiative of the United Nations. Its goal is to find a better way to measure how good or bad a person’s life is in different countries rather than looking at just GDP and saying that a person’s life is good when GDP is high. After all GDP doesn’t tell everything about citizens lives.

 

World Happiness Report looks at GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy, social support in times of need, corruption rates, trust in society, generosity and freedom to make important life decisions. It creates a survey based on these topics and gives them to different countries’ citizens to answer on a scale of 0-10. 0 means the worst possible life and 10 being the best possible life.

Question 1: What do you think it means for a country to be happy?

Question 2: How countries could increase their happiness?

Reference: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/07/worlds-happiest-countries-for-2022/

 

<Theme 2> Staggering Levels of Migration

 

Climate change may lead billions of people to migrate to the North. Some people have already moved because they lost their homes and others may become refugees from the ongoing extreme weather everywhere on the planet.

 

Looking back, humans have historically migrated to other parts of the world. There are also successful cases of migrants dwelling in the new communities and helping to build new cities.

The author is optimistic that the humans will cope with the mass migration and avoid tragic conflict across the world.

DP 1: Do you know a successful case where any countries or cities managed the large population of migrants?

DP 2: Do you agree with the author that the world will tackle with the climate migrants as a global issue?

Reference: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2022/aug/18/century-climate-crisis-migration-why-we-need-plan-great-upheaval

<Theme 3>

Great Youth Talents 

 

Youth all around the world are taking social and environmental change initiatives for about more than 10 years. According to the Eurobarometer survey,  "majority (58%) of young people are active in the societies they live in and have participated in one or more youth organisations over the last 12 months."  

DP:  Have you been engaging in any social and environmental change activities? Tell us your stories, how you got involved and what you have achieved. Or are you the one thinking of getting involved in any initiatives? Or are you an advocate of any activities? Tell us what your interests are and your next steps.

Reference: https://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu/news/new-eurobarometer-survey-shows-growing-youth-engagement

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June event in 2022

This time, we have members from Benin, Columbia, Finland, Japan, and Philippine to discuss issues happening in our daily lives. If you want to listen to our stories and share your views, come on and join us.
     
We would like to discuss the following themes: "Social media and youths," "Have you found your career pathways?" and "Impacts of the war in Ukraine on our own countries." We will discuss 2 topics from the above 3 topics. The first topic is on "Have you found your career pathways" and we would like to discuss with the whole group. For the second session, we would like you to  choose one topic from "Social media and youths" or "Impacts of the ward in Ukraine on our own countries" before you attend.
 
If you are interested in signing up, please join our fb page (private group). 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/939159206520446

 
Or you can send an email to: info@tada-ed.com

Date and time: June 12, 2022 

                       

                                   9am-10:30am (UTC)       

                           10am-11:30am (WAT)

                        12:00pm-1:30pm (EEST/EAT)

                          2:30pm-4:00pm (IST)

                          3:30pm-5:00pm (MMT)

                          6:00pm-7:30pm (JST)


<Theme 1>

Social media certainly has been affecting us, especially young people’s lives. A study suggests “the more time girls aged between 11 and 13 spend on social media, the less likely they are to be satisfied with life a year later”.


Discussion Topic 1: What kind of positive and negative influence does social media have on our lives? (How has it affected you?)
Discussion Topic 2: How can we minimize the negative impact of social media and deal with it positively/effectively?

Further reading: https://www.cnn.com/.../mental-health-teens.../index.html
Reference material:https://www.bbc.com/news/health-60875884

<Theme 2>
Pursuing your passion and finding the best career for yourself are not an easy task. It's because there is no rule of thumb, no manuals that fit for all, and so many varieties of paths to choose. 
Laycie in the video is a lucky one, who ended up landing on a job she wants to do it forever. 
Discussion Topic 1:What are the 3 most important points you can't neglect in seeking your career?  
Discussion Topic 2: Everyone faces issues in finding their career path in terms of financial situation, health issues, or your internal motivation. Do you have any challenges you face now that can be shared with the group?     
Reference video:
https://vimeo.com/558178084/162aad3a84
 
<Theme 3>
War in Ukraine is impacting the world economy, security outlook and globalization.The war has disrupted the supply chains causing soaring energy and consumer prices all over the world.
 
Discussion Topic 1: What impacts can you think of other than economic impact such as the rising energy and consumer prices?
Discussion Topic 2: Ukraine and Russia are the biggest exporters of wheat/cereal and oilseed. How would this impact your country's food trade? Or are those 2 countries importing your goods that might affect your country's business?
 
Reference material:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/europes-economy-slows-as-russian-invasion-sends-costs-soaring-11648126271?fbclid=IwAR1-WwH2gSEt-EtmoeZFuhEb_GqlYFEe4vg94dA36yJNhOSZJOFbNvk41VI
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The first event in 2022

Let’s discuss the following 2 topics: Happiness and Mobile Finance in Africa.
 
Because happiness is something truly subjective, there is no correct answer what Happiness is for each of us. If we can count happiness, there should be a number of happiness for the number of people we
observe. Also, although it is a very important element of our
lives, we tend to forget or even ignore what happiness is
especially when we are fed up with our own lives. 
 
This opportunity will give us a chance to look at your happiness
by listening to what other's views on happiness.
 
Mobile Finance in Africa will give us ideas on what is emerging
in Africa's mobile industry. We will look into the movements
happening and foresee what will evolve from this event. Can
not keep our eyes off from this trend.
 
If you are interested in joining,  please contact and
sign up at info@tada-ed.com.

See you there!

 

Date and time: February 27, 2022

                         9am-10:30am (GMT)

                        10am-11:30am (WAT)

                        12:30-2:00pm (IRST)

                          5pm-6:30pm (TST)

                          6pm-7:30pm (JST)

★Topic 1: Happiness

Happiness is very difficult to measure, since our view of lives can be transient and subjective. However, no people will say they want to live to be “unhappy.”Everyone ultimately want to live to be happy. Thus, seeking happiness is a very crucial element of life to make the most of our lives. 

  

DP 1: What are the three factors that contribute to your happiness? Does it happen when you do something? Or is it a state of mind when you are in the moment or have something? And let us know why.

 

DP 2: Any comments on the article?

 

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/02/what-makes-young-people-happy-and-what-do-they-worry-about/

 

★Topic 2: Mobile phone growth in Africa

 

Mobile Money industry is expanding in sub-Saharan Africa. The trend will promote global daily transaction to exceed $3 billion by the end of 2022. African people are harnessing innovation in the finance sector. 

 

DP 1: What do you know about mobile money?
 

DP 2: How will this impact the global finance system?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tobyshapshak/2021/05/19/mobile-money-in-africa-reaches-nearly-500bn-during-pandemic/?sh=253630ef3493

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Upcoming Event: November 7, 2021

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November 7, 2021 (Sun)  18:00-19:30 (JST), 10:00-11:30 (GMT/WAT)

We are a group of youths discussing issues around the world that raise our interests and concerns. Welcome anyone who are thrilled to vocalize one's thought and passion to friends across the oceans.


 Read the articles and discussion topics to make your case in the event. In order to sign up and get access to zoom, send an email to info@tada-ed.com.

★Discussion Topic 1
Seven biggest environmental threats
<Summary>The article lists 7 environmental risk that we all face on our planet: climate change, species extinction and biodiversity loss, air and water pollution, water crisis, natural resources drain, deforestation impact, and soil degradation. What can we do now to protect our earth?
 
Discussion Point: For you what is the biggest threat to the environment right now? Why do you think so? '
https://greenliving.lovetoknow.com/Seven_Biggest_Environmental_Threats?fbclid=IwAR13BbcHoIhXia5ge_m9cNCZlUJs3qNqVfXXvIcWzTvI0tM18UkDmsd01Jo

 
We will choose 1 topic from below.
​★Discussion Topic 2
AI job interviews are booming, but doubts linger

<Summary> AI operated interviews are spreading in Chinese companies, bringing pro and cons on this matter. It is raising fundamental question, such as whether machines can make judgements on human beings. Some AI ethics experts are considering that this will eventually damage our human value and dignity. 
 
Discussion point 1: What are the benefits of running an AI interview?

Discussion point 2:What are the shortcomings of running an AI interview?
http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20211004000214

★Discussion Topic 3
The rich poor gap in America is obscene. So let's fix it
<Summary> Income and wealth inequality is a political, moral, economical crisis. Working families are struggling for their lives, while a handful of rich is becoming more richer. Low income Americans have shorter life expectancy and standard young generation do not expect that they have better living standard than that of their parents. Due to this pandemic, millions of people have lost their job. Over the past 40 years, massive amount of wealth of low-middle income household has flowed into rich people. Author says raising minimum wage, increase of unions, offering good paying jobs, and etc.

Discussion point 1: Do you agree that the measures proposed by Mr. Sanders will reduce poverty in the US? If not/so, why?


Discussion point 2: Income gap is caused by many elements different from each country or region. What measures will be necessary to minimize the gap for your country?   
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/29/rich-poor-gap-wealth-inequality-bernie-sanders



 

Year End Event with Time for Tea

Let's get together and meet new people!

 

Time for Tea and Online Youth Discussion Group

are jointly hosting an end-of-year event,

and we'd love to see you there. 

 

Time for Tea is an educational activity that gives young people a voice by getting them thinking about important issues and then communicating their ideas to people who make decisions. (https://www.time4tea.info/

 

Online Youth Discussion Group has been sharing ideas and thoughts on global issues such as Global Happiness index, Youths and SNS, Mobile finance in Africa, and etc. for 2022 with participants from Africa, Europe, and Asia. (https://www.tada-ed.com/global-discussion-for-youths)

Apart from our normal routine, we will be chatting online talking about ourselves and our lives plus share our thoughts on one social topic this time! It is going to be a fun event.

 

Join us for a Casual Meetup, December 3 (Sat), 2022.

 

Here is the time details:

 

  10am-11:00am (UTC)       

  11am-12:00pm (WAT)

  1:00pm-2:00pm (EEST/EAT)

  3:00pm-4:00pm (IST)

  4:00pm-5:00pm (MMT)

  7:00pm-8:00pm (JST)

If you are interested in signing up, please join our fb page (private group). 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/939159206520446

Or you can send an email to: info@tada-ed.com

We hope you’re able to join us!
October event in 2022
After the long hot summer, we are now longing for the cooler world. However still, the news all around the world are keeping our ongoing attention and interest. The drastic weather, war, slagging economy, and etc. The more issues are piled up, the more we need to stretch out to learn and think how we can make a breakthrough to overcome the challenges together . 

We would like to discuss the following themes: "World Happiness Report,"Staggering levels of Migration,"" and "Great Youth Talents."  Please be ready to share your ideas and inspire the discussion.
If you are interested in signing up, please join our fb page (private group). 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/939159206520446

Or you can send an email to: info@tada-ed.com

Date and time: October 16, 2022 

                       

                                   9am-10:30am (UTC)       

                           10am-11:30am (WAT)

                        12:00pm-1:30pm (EEST/EAT)

                          2:30pm-4:00pm (IST)

                          3:30pm-5:00pm (MMT)

                          6:00pm-7:30pm (JST)

 

 


<Theme 1> World Happiness Report

 

The World Happiness Report is a publication that contains articles and rankings of national happiness, based on respondent ratings of their own lives, which the report also correlates with various (quality of) life factors. The report is a publication of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a global initiative of the United Nations. Its goal is to find a better way to measure how good or bad a person’s life is in different countries rather than looking at just GDP and saying that a person’s life is good when GDP is high. After all GDP doesn’t tell everything about citizens lives.

 

World Happiness Report looks at GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy, social support in times of need, corruption rates, trust in society, generosity and freedom to make important life decisions. It creates a survey based on these topics and gives them to different countries’ citizens to answer on a scale of 0-10. 0 means the worst possible life and 10 being the best possible life.

Question 1: What do you think it means for a country to be happy?

Question 2: How countries could increase their happiness?

Reference: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/07/worlds-happiest-countries-for-2022/

 

<Theme 2> Staggering Levels of Migration

 

Climate change may lead billions of people to migrate to the North. Some people have already moved because they lost their homes and others may become refugees from the ongoing extreme weather everywhere on the planet.

 

Looking back, humans have historically migrated to other parts of the world. There are also successful cases of migrants dwelling in the new communities and helping to build new cities.

The author is optimistic that the humans will cope with the mass migration and avoid tragic conflict across the world.

DP 1: Do you know a successful case where any countries or cities managed the large population of migrants?

DP 2: Do you agree with the author that the world will tackle with the climate migrants as a global issue?

Reference: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2022/aug/18/century-climate-crisis-migration-why-we-need-plan-great-upheaval

<Theme 3>

Great Youth Talents 

 

Youth all around the world are taking social and environmental change initiatives for about more than 10 years. According to the Eurobarometer survey,  "majority (58%) of young people are active in the societies they live in and have participated in one or more youth organisations over the last 12 months."  

DP:  Have you been engaging in any social and environmental change activities? Tell us your stories, how you got involved and what you have achieved. Or are you the one thinking of getting involved in any initiatives? Or are you an advocate of any activities? Tell us what your interests are and your next steps.

Reference: https://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu/news/new-eurobarometer-survey-shows-growing-youth-engagement

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June event in 2022

This time, we have members from Benin, Columbia, Finland, Japan, and Philippine to discuss issues happening in our daily lives. If you want to listen to our stories and share your views, come on and join us.
     
We would like to discuss the following themes: "Social media and youths," "Have you found your career pathways?" and "Impacts of the war in Ukraine on our own countries." We will discuss 2 topics from the above 3 topics. The first topic is on "Have you found your career pathways" and we would like to discuss with the whole group. For the second session, we would like you to  choose one topic from "Social media and youths" or "Impacts of the ward in Ukraine on our own countries" before you attend.
 
If you are interested in signing up, please join our fb page (private group). 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/939159206520446

 
Or you can send an email to: info@tada-ed.com

Date and time: June 12, 2022 

                       

                                   9am-10:30am (UTC)       

                           10am-11:30am (WAT)

                        12:00pm-1:30pm (EEST/EAT)

                          2:30pm-4:00pm (IST)

                          3:30pm-5:00pm (MMT)

                          6:00pm-7:30pm (JST)


<Theme 1>

Social media certainly has been affecting us, especially young people’s lives. A study suggests “the more time girls aged between 11 and 13 spend on social media, the less likely they are to be satisfied with life a year later”.


Discussion Topic 1: What kind of positive and negative influence does social media have on our lives? (How has it affected you?)
Discussion Topic 2: How can we minimize the negative impact of social media and deal with it positively/effectively?

Further reading: https://www.cnn.com/.../mental-health-teens.../index.html
Reference material:https://www.bbc.com/news/health-60875884

<Theme 2>
Pursuing your passion and finding the best career for yourself are not an easy task. It's because there is no rule of thumb, no manuals that fit for all, and so many varieties of paths to choose. 
Laycie in the video is a lucky one, who ended up landing on a job she wants to do it forever. 
Discussion Topic 1:What are the 3 most important points you can't neglect in seeking your career?  
Discussion Topic 2: Everyone faces issues in finding their career path in terms of financial situation, health issues, or your internal motivation. Do you have any challenges you face now that can be shared with the group?     
Reference video:
https://vimeo.com/558178084/162aad3a84
 
<Theme 3>
War in Ukraine is impacting the world economy, security outlook and globalization.The war has disrupted the supply chains causing soaring energy and consumer prices all over the world.
 
Discussion Topic 1: What impacts can you think of other than economic impact such as the rising energy and consumer prices?
Discussion Topic 2: Ukraine and Russia are the biggest exporters of wheat/cereal and oilseed. How would this impact your country's food trade? Or are those 2 countries importing your goods that might affect your country's business?
 
Reference material:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/europes-economy-slows-as-russian-invasion-sends-costs-soaring-11648126271?fbclid=IwAR1-WwH2gSEt-EtmoeZFuhEb_GqlYFEe4vg94dA36yJNhOSZJOFbNvk41VI
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The first event in 2022

Let’s discuss the following 2 topics: Happiness and Mobile Finance in Africa.
 
Because happiness is something truly subjective, there is no correct answer what Happiness is for each of us. If we can count happiness, there should be a number of happiness for the number of people we
observe. Also, although it is a very important element of our
lives, we tend to forget or even ignore what happiness is
especially when we are fed up with our own lives. 
 
This opportunity will give us a chance to look at your happiness
by listening to what other's views on happiness.
 
Mobile Finance in Africa will give us ideas on what is emerging
in Africa's mobile industry. We will look into the movements
happening and foresee what will evolve from this event. Can
not keep our eyes off from this trend.
 
If you are interested in joining,  please contact and
sign up at info@tada-ed.com.

See you there!

 

Date and time: February 27, 2022

                         9am-10:30am (GMT)

                        10am-11:30am (WAT)

                        12:30-2:00pm (IRST)

                          5pm-6:30pm (TST)

                          6pm-7:30pm (JST)

★Topic 1: Happiness

Happiness is very difficult to measure, since our view of lives can be transient and subjective. However, no people will say they want to live to be “unhappy.”Everyone ultimately want to live to be happy. Thus, seeking happiness is a very crucial element of life to make the most of our lives. 

  

DP 1: What are the three factors that contribute to your happiness? Does it happen when you do something? Or is it a state of mind when you are in the moment or have something? And let us know why.

 

DP 2: Any comments on the article?

 

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/02/what-makes-young-people-happy-and-what-do-they-worry-about/

 

★Topic 2: Mobile phone growth in Africa

 

Mobile Money industry is expanding in sub-Saharan Africa. The trend will promote global daily transaction to exceed $3 billion by the end of 2022. African people are harnessing innovation in the finance sector. 

 

DP 1: What do you know about mobile money?
 

DP 2: How will this impact the global finance system?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tobyshapshak/2021/05/19/mobile-money-in-africa-reaches-nearly-500bn-during-pandemic/?sh=253630ef3493

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Upcoming Event: November 7, 2021

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November 7, 2021 (Sun)  18:00-19:30 (JST), 10:00-11:30 (GMT/WAT)

We are a group of youths discussing issues around the world that raise our interests and concerns. Welcome anyone who are thrilled to vocalize one's thought and passion to friends across the oceans.


 Read the articles and discussion topics to make your case in the event. In order to sign up and get access to zoom, send an email to info@tada-ed.com.

★Discussion Topic 1
Seven biggest environmental threats
<Summary>The article lists 7 environmental risk that we all face on our planet: climate change, species extinction and biodiversity loss, air and water pollution, water crisis, natural resources drain, deforestation impact, and soil degradation. What can we do now to protect our earth?
 
Discussion Point: For you what is the biggest threat to the environment right now? Why do you think so? '
https://greenliving.lovetoknow.com/Seven_Biggest_Environmental_Threats?fbclid=IwAR13BbcHoIhXia5ge_m9cNCZlUJs3qNqVfXXvIcWzTvI0tM18UkDmsd01Jo

 
We will choose 1 topic from below.
​★Discussion Topic 2
AI job interviews are booming, but doubts linger

<Summary> AI operated interviews are spreading in Chinese companies, bringing pro and cons on this matter. It is raising fundamental question, such as whether machines can make judgements on human beings. Some AI ethics experts are considering that this will eventually damage our human value and dignity. 
 
Discussion point 1: What are the benefits of running an AI interview?

Discussion point 2:What are the shortcomings of running an AI interview?
http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20211004000214

★Discussion Topic 3
The rich poor gap in America is obscene. So let's fix it
<Summary> Income and wealth inequality is a political, moral, economical crisis. Working families are struggling for their lives, while a handful of rich is becoming more richer. Low income Americans have shorter life expectancy and standard young generation do not expect that they have better living standard than that of their parents. Due to this pandemic, millions of people have lost their job. Over the past 40 years, massive amount of wealth of low-middle income household has flowed into rich people. Author says raising minimum wage, increase of unions, offering good paying jobs, and etc.

Discussion point 1: Do you agree that the measures proposed by Mr. Sanders will reduce poverty in the US? If not/so, why?


Discussion point 2: Income gap is caused by many elements different from each country or region. What measures will be necessary to minimize the gap for your country?   
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/29/rich-poor-gap-wealth-inequality-bernie-sanders



 

Year End Event with Time for Tea

Let's get together and meet new people!

 

Time for Tea and Online Youth Discussion Group

are jointly hosting an end-of-year event,

and we'd love to see you there. 

 

Time for Tea is an educational activity that gives young people a voice by getting them thinking about important issues and then communicating their ideas to people who make decisions. (https://www.time4tea.info/

 

Online Youth Discussion Group has been sharing ideas and thoughts on global issues such as Global Happiness index, Youths and SNS, Mobile finance in Africa, and etc. for 2022 with participants from Africa, Europe, and Asia. (https://www.tada-ed.com/global-discussion-for-youths)

Apart from our normal routine, we will be chatting online talking about ourselves and our lives plus share our thoughts on one social topic this time! It is going to be a fun event.

 

Join us for a Casual Meetup, December 3 (Sat), 2022.

 

Here is the time details:

 

  10am-11:00am (UTC)       

  11am-12:00pm (WAT)

  1:00pm-2:00pm (EEST/EAT)

  3:00pm-4:00pm (IST)

  4:00pm-5:00pm (MMT)

  7:00pm-8:00pm (JST)

If you are interested in signing up, please join our fb page (private group). 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/939159206520446

Or you can send an email to: info@tada-ed.com

We hope you’re able to join us!
October event in 2022
After the long hot summer, we are now longing for the cooler world. However still, the news all around the world are keeping our ongoing attention and interest. The drastic weather, war, slagging economy, and etc. The more issues are piled up, the more we need to stretch out to learn and think how we can make a breakthrough to overcome the challenges together . 

We would like to discuss the following themes: "World Happiness Report,"Staggering levels of Migration,"" and "Great Youth Talents."  Please be ready to share your ideas and inspire the discussion.
If you are interested in signing up, please join our fb page (private group). 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/939159206520446

Or you can send an email to: info@tada-ed.com

Date and time: October 16, 2022 

                       

                                   9am-10:30am (UTC)       

                           10am-11:30am (WAT)

                        12:00pm-1:30pm (EEST/EAT)

                          2:30pm-4:00pm (IST)

                          3:30pm-5:00pm (MMT)

                          6:00pm-7:30pm (JST)

 

 


<Theme 1> World Happiness Report

 

The World Happiness Report is a publication that contains articles and rankings of national happiness, based on respondent ratings of their own lives, which the report also correlates with various (quality of) life factors. The report is a publication of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a global initiative of the United Nations. Its goal is to find a better way to measure how good or bad a person’s life is in different countries rather than looking at just GDP and saying that a person’s life is good when GDP is high. After all GDP doesn’t tell everything about citizens lives.

 

World Happiness Report looks at GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy, social support in times of need, corruption rates, trust in society, generosity and freedom to make important life decisions. It creates a survey based on these topics and gives them to different countries’ citizens to answer on a scale of 0-10. 0 means the worst possible life and 10 being the best possible life.

Question 1: What do you think it means for a country to be happy?

Question 2: How countries could increase their happiness?

Reference: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/07/worlds-happiest-countries-for-2022/

 

<Theme 2> Staggering Levels of Migration

 

Climate change may lead billions of people to migrate to the North. Some people have already moved because they lost their homes and others may become refugees from the ongoing extreme weather everywhere on the planet.

 

Looking back, humans have historically migrated to other parts of the world. There are also successful cases of migrants dwelling in the new communities and helping to build new cities.

The author is optimistic that the humans will cope with the mass migration and avoid tragic conflict across the world.

DP 1: Do you know a successful case where any countries or cities managed the large population of migrants?

DP 2: Do you agree with the author that the world will tackle with the climate migrants as a global issue?

Reference: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2022/aug/18/century-climate-crisis-migration-why-we-need-plan-great-upheaval

<Theme 3>

Great Youth Talents 

 

Youth all around the world are taking social and environmental change initiatives for about more than 10 years. According to the Eurobarometer survey,  "majority (58%) of young people are active in the societies they live in and have participated in one or more youth organisations over the last 12 months."  

DP:  Have you been engaging in any social and environmental change activities? Tell us your stories, how you got involved and what you have achieved. Or are you the one thinking of getting involved in any initiatives? Or are you an advocate of any activities? Tell us what your interests are and your next steps.

Reference: https://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu/news/new-eurobarometer-survey-shows-growing-youth-engagement

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June event in 2022

This time, we have members from Benin, Columbia, Finland, Japan, and Philippine to discuss issues happening in our daily lives. If you want to listen to our stories and share your views, come on and join us.
     
We would like to discuss the following themes: "Social media and youths," "Have you found your career pathways?" and "Impacts of the war in Ukraine on our own countries." We will discuss 2 topics from the above 3 topics. The first topic is on "Have you found your career pathways" and we would like to discuss with the whole group. For the second session, we would like you to  choose one topic from "Social media and youths" or "Impacts of the ward in Ukraine on our own countries" before you attend.
 
If you are interested in signing up, please join our fb page (private group). 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/939159206520446

 
Or you can send an email to: info@tada-ed.com

Date and time: June 12, 2022 

                       

                                   9am-10:30am (UTC)       

                           10am-11:30am (WAT)

                        12:00pm-1:30pm (EEST/EAT)

                          2:30pm-4:00pm (IST)

                          3:30pm-5:00pm (MMT)

                          6:00pm-7:30pm (JST)


<Theme 1>

Social media certainly has been affecting us, especially young people’s lives. A study suggests “the more time girls aged between 11 and 13 spend on social media, the less likely they are to be satisfied with life a year later”.


Discussion Topic 1: What kind of positive and negative influence does social media have on our lives? (How has it affected you?)
Discussion Topic 2: How can we minimize the negative impact of social media and deal with it positively/effectively?

Further reading: https://www.cnn.com/.../mental-health-teens.../index.html
Reference material:https://www.bbc.com/news/health-60875884

<Theme 2>
Pursuing your passion and finding the best career for yourself are not an easy task. It's because there is no rule of thumb, no manuals that fit for all, and so many varieties of paths to choose. 
Laycie in the video is a lucky one, who ended up landing on a job she wants to do it forever. 
Discussion Topic 1:What are the 3 most important points you can't neglect in seeking your career?  
Discussion Topic 2: Everyone faces issues in finding their career path in terms of financial situation, health issues, or your internal motivation. Do you have any challenges you face now that can be shared with the group?     
Reference video:
https://vimeo.com/558178084/162aad3a84
 
<Theme 3>
War in Ukraine is impacting the world economy, security outlook and globalization.The war has disrupted the supply chains causing soaring energy and consumer prices all over the world.
 
Discussion Topic 1: What impacts can you think of other than economic impact such as the rising energy and consumer prices?
Discussion Topic 2: Ukraine and Russia are the biggest exporters of wheat/cereal and oilseed. How would this impact your country's food trade? Or are those 2 countries importing your goods that might affect your country's business?
 
Reference material:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/europes-economy-slows-as-russian-invasion-sends-costs-soaring-11648126271?fbclid=IwAR1-WwH2gSEt-EtmoeZFuhEb_GqlYFEe4vg94dA36yJNhOSZJOFbNvk41VI
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The first event in 2022

Let’s discuss the following 2 topics: Happiness and Mobile Finance in Africa.
 
Because happiness is something truly subjective, there is no correct answer what Happiness is for each of us. If we can count happiness, there should be a number of happiness for the number of people we
observe. Also, although it is a very important element of our
lives, we tend to forget or even ignore what happiness is
especially when we are fed up with our own lives. 
 
This opportunity will give us a chance to look at your happiness
by listening to what other's views on happiness.
 
Mobile Finance in Africa will give us ideas on what is emerging
in Africa's mobile industry. We will look into the movements
happening and foresee what will evolve from this event. Can
not keep our eyes off from this trend.
 
If you are interested in joining,  please contact and
sign up at info@tada-ed.com.

See you there!

 

Date and time: February 27, 2022

                         9am-10:30am (GMT)

                        10am-11:30am (WAT)

                        12:30-2:00pm (IRST)

                          5pm-6:30pm (TST)

                          6pm-7:30pm (JST)

★Topic 1: Happiness

Happiness is very difficult to measure, since our view of lives can be transient and subjective. However, no people will say they want to live to be “unhappy.”Everyone ultimately want to live to be happy. Thus, seeking happiness is a very crucial element of life to make the most of our lives. 

  

DP 1: What are the three factors that contribute to your happiness? Does it happen when you do something? Or is it a state of mind when you are in the moment or have something? And let us know why.

 

DP 2: Any comments on the article?

 

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/02/what-makes-young-people-happy-and-what-do-they-worry-about/

 

★Topic 2: Mobile phone growth in Africa

 

Mobile Money industry is expanding in sub-Saharan Africa. The trend will promote global daily transaction to exceed $3 billion by the end of 2022. African people are harnessing innovation in the finance sector. 

 

DP 1: What do you know about mobile money?
 

DP 2: How will this impact the global finance system?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tobyshapshak/2021/05/19/mobile-money-in-africa-reaches-nearly-500bn-during-pandemic/?sh=253630ef3493

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Upcoming Event: November 7, 2021

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November 7, 2021 (Sun)  18:00-19:30 (JST), 10:00-11:30 (GMT/WAT)

We are a group of youths discussing issues around the world that raise our interests and concerns. Welcome anyone who are thrilled to vocalize one's thought and passion to friends across the oceans.


 Read the articles and discussion topics to make your case in the event. In order to sign up and get access to zoom, send an email to info@tada-ed.com.

★Discussion Topic 1
Seven biggest environmental threats
<Summary>The article lists 7 environmental risk that we all face on our planet: climate change, species extinction and biodiversity loss, air and water pollution, water crisis, natural resources drain, deforestation impact, and soil degradation. What can we do now to protect our earth?
 
Discussion Point: For you what is the biggest threat to the environment right now? Why do you think so? '
https://greenliving.lovetoknow.com/Seven_Biggest_Environmental_Threats?fbclid=IwAR13BbcHoIhXia5ge_m9cNCZlUJs3qNqVfXXvIcWzTvI0tM18UkDmsd01Jo

 
We will choose 1 topic from below.
​★Discussion Topic 2
AI job interviews are booming, but doubts linger

<Summary> AI operated interviews are spreading in Chinese companies, bringing pro and cons on this matter. It is raising fundamental question, such as whether machines can make judgements on human beings. Some AI ethics experts are considering that this will eventually damage our human value and dignity. 
 
Discussion point 1: What are the benefits of running an AI interview?

Discussion point 2:What are the shortcomings of running an AI interview?
http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20211004000214

★Discussion Topic 3
The rich poor gap in America is obscene. So let's fix it
<Summary> Income and wealth inequality is a political, moral, economical crisis. Working families are struggling for their lives, while a handful of rich is becoming more richer. Low income Americans have shorter life expectancy and standard young generation do not expect that they have better living standard than that of their parents. Due to this pandemic, millions of people have lost their job. Over the past 40 years, massive amount of wealth of low-middle income household has flowed into rich people. Author says raising minimum wage, increase of unions, offering good paying jobs, and etc.

Discussion point 1: Do you agree that the measures proposed by Mr. Sanders will reduce poverty in the US? If not/so, why?


Discussion point 2: Income gap is caused by many elements different from each country or region. What measures will be necessary to minimize the gap for your country?   
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/29/rich-poor-gap-wealth-inequality-bernie-sanders



 

Year End Event with Time for Tea

Let's get together and meet new people!

 

Time for Tea and Online Youth Discussion Group

are jointly hosting an end-of-year event,

and we'd love to see you there. 

 

Time for Tea is an educational activity that gives young people a voice by getting them thinking about important issues and then communicating their ideas to people who make decisions. (https://www.time4tea.info/

 

Online Youth Discussion Group has been sharing ideas and thoughts on global issues such as Global Happiness index, Youths and SNS, Mobile finance in Africa, and etc. for 2022 with participants from Africa, Europe, and Asia. (https://www.tada-ed.com/global-discussion-for-youths)

Apart from our normal routine, we will be chatting online talking about ourselves and our lives plus share our thoughts on one social topic this time! It is going to be a fun event.

 

Join us for a Casual Meetup, December 3 (Sat), 2022.

 

Here is the time details:

 

  10am-11:00am (UTC)       

  11am-12:00pm (WAT)

  1:00pm-2:00pm (EEST/EAT)

  3:00pm-4:00pm (IST)

  4:00pm-5:00pm (MMT)

  7:00pm-8:00pm (JST)

If you are interested in signing up, please join our fb page (private group). 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/939159206520446

Or you can send an email to: info@tada-ed.com

We hope you’re able to join us!
October event in 2022
After the long hot summer, we are now longing for the cooler world. However still, the news all around the world are keeping our ongoing attention and interest. The drastic weather, war, slagging economy, and etc. The more issues are piled up, the more we need to stretch out to learn and think how we can make a breakthrough to overcome the challenges together . 

We would like to discuss the following themes: "World Happiness Report,"Staggering levels of Migration,"" and "Great Youth Talents."  Please be ready to share your ideas and inspire the discussion.
If you are interested in signing up, please join our fb page (private group). 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/939159206520446

Or you can send an email to: info@tada-ed.com

Date and time: October 16, 2022 

                       

                                   9am-10:30am (UTC)       

                           10am-11:30am (WAT)

                        12:00pm-1:30pm (EEST/EAT)

                          2:30pm-4:00pm (IST)

                          3:30pm-5:00pm (MMT)

                          6:00pm-7:30pm (JST)

 

 


<Theme 1> World Happiness Report

 

The World Happiness Report is a publication that contains articles and rankings of national happiness, based on respondent ratings of their own lives, which the report also correlates with various (quality of) life factors. The report is a publication of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a global initiative of the United Nations. Its goal is to find a better way to measure how good or bad a person’s life is in different countries rather than looking at just GDP and saying that a person’s life is good when GDP is high. After all GDP doesn’t tell everything about citizens lives.

 

World Happiness Report looks at GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy, social support in times of need, corruption rates, trust in society, generosity and freedom to make important life decisions. It creates a survey based on these topics and gives them to different countries’ citizens to answer on a scale of 0-10. 0 means the worst possible life and 10 being the best possible life.

Question 1: What do you think it means for a country to be happy?

Question 2: How countries could increase their happiness?

Reference: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/07/worlds-happiest-countries-for-2022/

 

<Theme 2> Staggering Levels of Migration

 

Climate change may lead billions of people to migrate to the North. Some people have already moved because they lost their homes and others may become refugees from the ongoing extreme weather everywhere on the planet.

 

Looking back, humans have historically migrated to other parts of the world. There are also successful cases of migrants dwelling in the new communities and helping to build new cities.

The author is optimistic that the humans will cope with the mass migration and avoid tragic conflict across the world.

DP 1: Do you know a successful case where any countries or cities managed the large population of migrants?

DP 2: Do you agree with the author that the world will tackle with the climate migrants as a global issue?

Reference: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2022/aug/18/century-climate-crisis-migration-why-we-need-plan-great-upheaval

<Theme 3>

Great Youth Talents 

 

Youth all around the world are taking social and environmental change initiatives for about more than 10 years. According to the Eurobarometer survey,  "majority (58%) of young people are active in the societies they live in and have participated in one or more youth organisations over the last 12 months."  

DP:  Have you been engaging in any social and environmental change activities? Tell us your stories, how you got involved and what you have achieved. Or are you the one thinking of getting involved in any initiatives? Or are you an advocate of any activities? Tell us what your interests are and your next steps.

Reference: https://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu/news/new-eurobarometer-survey-shows-growing-youth-engagement

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June event in 2022

This time, we have members from Benin, Columbia, Finland, Japan, and Philippine to discuss issues happening in our daily lives. If you want to listen to our stories and share your views, come on and join us.
     
We would like to discuss the following themes: "Social media and youths," "Have you found your career pathways?" and "Impacts of the war in Ukraine on our own countries." We will discuss 2 topics from the above 3 topics. The first topic is on "Have you found your career pathways" and we would like to discuss with the whole group. For the second session, we would like you to  choose one topic from "Social media and youths" or "Impacts of the ward in Ukraine on our own countries" before you attend.
 
If you are interested in signing up, please join our fb page (private group). 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/939159206520446

 
Or you can send an email to: info@tada-ed.com

Date and time: June 12, 2022 

                       

                                   9am-10:30am (UTC)       

                           10am-11:30am (WAT)

                        12:00pm-1:30pm (EEST/EAT)

                          2:30pm-4:00pm (IST)

                          3:30pm-5:00pm (MMT)

                          6:00pm-7:30pm (JST)


<Theme 1>

Social media certainly has been affecting us, especially young people’s lives. A study suggests “the more time girls aged between 11 and 13 spend on social media, the less likely they are to be satisfied with life a year later”.


Discussion Topic 1: What kind of positive and negative influence does social media have on our lives? (How has it affected you?)
Discussion Topic 2: How can we minimize the negative impact of social media and deal with it positively/effectively?

Further reading: https://www.cnn.com/.../mental-health-teens.../index.html
Reference material:https://www.bbc.com/news/health-60875884

<Theme 2>
Pursuing your passion and finding the best career for yourself are not an easy task. It's because there is no rule of thumb, no manuals that fit for all, and so many varieties of paths to choose. 
Laycie in the video is a lucky one, who ended up landing on a job she wants to do it forever. 
Discussion Topic 1:What are the 3 most important points you can't neglect in seeking your career?  
Discussion Topic 2: Everyone faces issues in finding their career path in terms of financial situation, health issues, or your internal motivation. Do you have any challenges you face now that can be shared with the group?     
Reference video:
https://vimeo.com/558178084/162aad3a84
 
<Theme 3>
War in Ukraine is impacting the world economy, security outlook and globalization.The war has disrupted the supply chains causing soaring energy and consumer prices all over the world.
 
Discussion Topic 1: What impacts can you think of other than economic impact such as the rising energy and consumer prices?
Discussion Topic 2: Ukraine and Russia are the biggest exporters of wheat/cereal and oilseed. How would this impact your country's food trade? Or are those 2 countries importing your goods that might affect your country's business?
 
Reference material:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/europes-economy-slows-as-russian-invasion-sends-costs-soaring-11648126271?fbclid=IwAR1-WwH2gSEt-EtmoeZFuhEb_GqlYFEe4vg94dA36yJNhOSZJOFbNvk41VI
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The first event in 2022

Let’s discuss the following 2 topics: Happiness and Mobile Finance in Africa.
 
Because happiness is something truly subjective, there is no correct answer what Happiness is for each of us. If we can count happiness, there should be a number of happiness for the number of people we
observe. Also, although it is a very important element of our
lives, we tend to forget or even ignore what happiness is
especially when we are fed up with our own lives. 
 
This opportunity will give us a chance to look at your happiness
by listening to what other's views on happiness.
 
Mobile Finance in Africa will give us ideas on what is emerging
in Africa's mobile industry. We will look into the movements
happening and foresee what will evolve from this event. Can
not keep our eyes off from this trend.
 
If you are interested in joining,  please contact and
sign up at info@tada-ed.com.

See you there!

 

Date and time: February 27, 2022

                         9am-10:30am (GMT)

                        10am-11:30am (WAT)

                        12:30-2:00pm (IRST)

                          5pm-6:30pm (TST)

                          6pm-7:30pm (JST)

★Topic 1: Happiness

Happiness is very difficult to measure, since our view of lives can be transient and subjective. However, no people will say they want to live to be “unhappy.”Everyone ultimately want to live to be happy. Thus, seeking happiness is a very crucial element of life to make the most of our lives. 

  

DP 1: What are the three factors that contribute to your happiness? Does it happen when you do something? Or is it a state of mind when you are in the moment or have something? And let us know why.

 

DP 2: Any comments on the article?

 

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/02/what-makes-young-people-happy-and-what-do-they-worry-about/

 

★Topic 2: Mobile phone growth in Africa

 

Mobile Money industry is expanding in sub-Saharan Africa. The trend will promote global daily transaction to exceed $3 billion by the end of 2022. African people are harnessing innovation in the finance sector. 

 

DP 1: What do you know about mobile money?
 

DP 2: How will this impact the global finance system?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tobyshapshak/2021/05/19/mobile-money-in-africa-reaches-nearly-500bn-during-pandemic/?sh=253630ef3493

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Upcoming Event: November 7, 2021

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November 7, 2021 (Sun)  18:00-19:30 (JST), 10:00-11:30 (GMT/WAT)

We are a group of youths discussing issues around the world that raise our interests and concerns. Welcome anyone who are thrilled to vocalize one's thought and passion to friends across the oceans.


 Read the articles and discussion topics to make your case in the event. In order to sign up and get access to zoom, send an email to info@tada-ed.com.

★Discussion Topic 1
Seven biggest environmental threats
<Summary>The article lists 7 environmental risk that we all face on our planet: climate change, species extinction and biodiversity loss, air and water pollution, water crisis, natural resources drain, deforestation impact, and soil degradation. What can we do now to protect our earth?
 
Discussion Point: For you what is the biggest threat to the environment right now? Why do you think so? '
https://greenliving.lovetoknow.com/Seven_Biggest_Environmental_Threats?fbclid=IwAR13BbcHoIhXia5ge_m9cNCZlUJs3qNqVfXXvIcWzTvI0tM18UkDmsd01Jo

 
We will choose 1 topic from below.
​★Discussion Topic 2
AI job interviews are booming, but doubts linger

<Summary> AI operated interviews are spreading in Chinese companies, bringing pro and cons on this matter. It is raising fundamental question, such as whether machines can make judgements on human beings. Some AI ethics experts are considering that this will eventually damage our human value and dignity. 
 
Discussion point 1: What are the benefits of running an AI interview?

Discussion point 2:What are the shortcomings of running an AI interview?
http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20211004000214

★Discussion Topic 3
The rich poor gap in America is obscene. So let's fix it
<Summary> Income and wealth inequality is a political, moral, economical crisis. Working families are struggling for their lives, while a handful of rich is becoming more richer. Low income Americans have shorter life expectancy and standard young generation do not expect that they have better living standard than that of their parents. Due to this pandemic, millions of people have lost their job. Over the past 40 years, massive amount of wealth of low-middle income household has flowed into rich people. Author says raising minimum wage, increase of unions, offering good paying jobs, and etc.

Discussion point 1: Do you agree that the measures proposed by Mr. Sanders will reduce poverty in the US? If not/so, why?


Discussion point 2: Income gap is caused by many elements different from each country or region. What measures will be necessary to minimize the gap for your country?   
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/29/rich-poor-gap-wealth-inequality-bernie-sanders



 

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