Epic Story: Southern Europe's Youth

Hear directly from Southern Europe's youth in our latest Epic Story video.

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TWR Epic Story Middle East Youth

Imagine being a teenager in a culture that emphasizes conformity and tradition, where weakness is hidden at any cost. A culture in which the customs and rules of a religion are the focus of daily life. Enter Muna, a teenage girl living in such a culture in the Middle East.

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TWR Epic Story Greece

In today’s technology-driven world, sometimes people wonder, “Why radio?” The answer turns out to be quite simple: radio is the most common, cost-effective, and far-reaching communication tool in the world. Radio is still the primary source of information and entertainment in many countries.

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TWR Epic Story Roma

Estimated to number 15 million, the Roma people (historically mislabeled “gypsies”) comprise Europe’s largest minority group. Social outcasts with a long history of persecution, the Roma distrust the outside world.

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TWR Epic Story Italy

Many people spend their year looking forward to the weeks they will spend basking in the sunshine and enjoying the special foods of Southern Europe.

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TWR Epic Story - Albania Leadership Development

Formerly an atheist country, Albania struggled under the dictatorship of Enver Hoxha for nearly 50 years. It was within this system that Albert Dosti was trained as a leader in the Communist Army of Albania. His job was to teach soldiers how to listen for and intercept enemy radio signals. In the late 1980s, Albert began to hear programs in the Albanian language coming from Monte Carlo. But these were not just any programs.

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TWR Epic Story - Albania Project Hannah

Albania is full of contrasts. Village families have a miserable life. Mothers have little food for their children. There is little or no opportunity for education. They live in very slum-like conditions, with no running water, no reliable electricity, no new clothes, and no accessible health centers. Mothers give birth to their babies at home and some die just because of lack of simple hygiene.

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TWR Epic Story - Poland Prison Ministry

A young man sits slumped over in a prison cell he shares with 10 other inmates. Staring down at the filthy, rock-hard floor, he wonders what day it is. Not that it matters much in here, but as the days turn colder he remembers that his daughter’s birthday should be coming up soon. If only he knew that his wife and baby girl were safe and cared for…

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TWR Epic Story - Ukraine Leadership Development

As part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), the Ukraine endured nearly 70 years of Communist rule. In the 1930s, Stalin’s harsh program of agricultural collectivism brought famine and death to millions of Ukrainians. Even after the fall of the Communism, corruption and economic downfall haunted the newly independent Ukraine.

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TWR Epic Story - Ukraine Children's Programming

For the last 25 years, the governments of many former Soviet countries have been attempting to deal with the changing social and economic landscape of the family. Many children living in countries such as Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus must deal with broken families, substance abuse, and neglectful situations. In Kiev, Ukraine, more than 50,000 children live on the streets. Poor economic conditions and the erosion of the family leave little hope for many of these children.

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