Youth development is an ongoing growth process in which the community engages to help youth meet their basic personal and social needs to be safe, feel cared for, be valued, be useful, be spiritually grounded, and to build skills and competencies which allow them to function and contribute in their daily lives. For decades, our nation has been trying to resolve youth problems – academic failure, drug use, juvenile crime, lack of workforce readiness and more. Unfortunately, we are not so much successful to be relaxed. Youths are our future. We can’t ignore them. And that’s why we strive to work for youth development.
What are we doing ?
Positive Youth Development
Positive Youth Development is an intentional, prosocial approach that engages youth within their communities, schools, organizations, peer groups, and families in a manner that is productive and constructive; recognizes, utilizes, and enhances young people’s strengths; and promotes positive outcomes for young people by providing opportunities, fostering positive relationships, and furnishing the support needed to build on their leadership strengths.
Promoting social, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and moral competence of youths.
Conducting workshops to foster clear and positive identity, self-determination, spirituality, and self-efficacy.
Providing recognition for positive behavior and opportunities for pro-social involvement.
Helping drug addicts to come out of their addiction.
Youth Capacity Building
We must think of capacity building for our youth. Being as one of the youngest countries in the world, capacity building of youths should be top priority. We need to convert them into asset so as to utilize the demographic dividend to its fullest.
Offering leadership Programmes for youth
Skill development Programmes to make them employable.