There are loads of singer-songwriters, DJs, and bands that wish to perform in cafés, at weddings, or at neighborhood barbecues. But how do ambitious musicians find a stage - get a gig - and how do party hosts easily find the right musicians to perform? Paul de Kuyper (30) is one of the founders of the Dutch start-up Gigstarter, an online platform for booking live music that offers the solution to this problem.

Today Youth Time speaks to Johan Allers, the South-African founder and developer of the online learning environment: talkUBUNTU. This digital platform is designed to help young people to prepare themselves for their future. It offers courses and information on topics such as Life Orientation or Civics, subjects that are vital to the development of our youth, but often neglected in education. Broadly speaking, it deals with everything from Study and Career orientation to Life Skills Development. Get ready to find out how this cross sectoral and cross cultural initiative empowers youth and how you can make a contribution to it.

Design. A concept that is quite often associated with something exclusive, and unapproachable for normal people. Not according to architectural designer Jason Nam, one of the founders of the organization: Design Disco. This non-profit offers a platform for young people who have yet to discover how they can incorporate design in their daily lives. Through workshops, lectures, blog posts, and field trips, high school students are stimulated to see the world through the window of design. Get ready to find out why this initiative was started as well as how to apply the pedagogy of design in your own life.

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