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A Silver Lining

I’ve grown up in a world of innovation, in a future world that would be ineffable to the children of my parent’s generations. My childhood existed somewhere between analog and digital. I remember getting caller ID for the first time. I saw the succession of music tech; each new gadget quickly met its obsolescence in the wake of internet streaming. It wasn’t until I graduated high school in 2011 that I started to notice smartphones permeating across age groups and income levels. People on Twitter anonymously feud while others become ever more reliant on virtual acceptance from their virtual peers. As I find myself deeper into adulthood, the conversations about screen addiction, brain and soci

La Geografía está de moda

Geography is in vogue. This year, the University of Panama’s Department of Geography celebrated it’s 80th year and we organized a series of events including conferences, workshops and of course the YouthMappers chapter at UP we were present and we contributed our knowledge. We were exhibitors at the national and international Geography Congress held from October 28 to November 1. We discussed the work we and all YouthMappers chapter do worldwide, the power of maps, and how we, the youth, support global efforts and contribute to help save lives. We also updated everyone on our activities in Panama. We talked about our most recent project that is about the community of the Kuna Nega that unfor

State University of Zanzibar inaugural YouthMappers training

On the 8th and 9th of November, 2019, a team of YouthMappers at the State University of Zanzibar, SUZA YouthMappers, took part in a two days training offered by Ingrid Martha Kintu, a Regional Ambassador from Makerere University in Uganda. The training took place in the computer laboratory, CCL1 Computing Building, Tunguu Campus at SUZA. The computers in the lab were used, and some of the students came with their own laptops. Thirty (30) students were invited to attend the training and were selected based on a first-come-first-served basis. The students were coming from various programs including Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS), Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Environmental Studies (BAG

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