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The Role of the Youth in Community Development

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Type
Research Report

Author
Cyril France

Publication Date
April 30, 2007

Posted
June 1, 2007

Relevance
Ghana

Categories
Education
Health
Environment

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Young people play a crucial role in the prospect for development and should be included in every National Development Plan for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). But reality shows that attention to youth has not been enough and more needs to be done to make sure that special attention is given to young people, especially with regards to education, employment and health. The signed Millennium Declaration by Governments promising to “free men, women and children from the dehumanizing conditions of
extreme poverty”, committing developed and developing countries alike to eight
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will need an integrated participatory process from all sectors. In view of this the youth has a pivotal role to play in community development to achieving the MDGs by 2015 but the question is: up to which extent do young people actually take up community development
initiatives?
To this effect a day Training Seminar was convened to celebrate the Global Youth Service Day, With the objective, To create awareness about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) achievable by 2015 and develop the concept civic engagement;

Train the Youth on their role in achieving the MDGs through community involvement.

Finally, Participants at the end of the training were to initiate community based projects for implementation.


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