“Young people must have a role in shaping a future that they will ultimately inherit. We have a phrase in Irish which broadly translated states "praise the youth and they will come”. Young people are key to achieving the SDGs and we must find ways to encourage their active participation in shaping the solutions to current challenges. It's their future and we have to involve them in shaping it. There are very positive signs." Minister Simon Coveney (UNGA, September 2017)
“... you are well aware of your mission to be a source of hope to those around you, to be channels of love and affection, to be symbols of forgiveness and patience, of serenity and strength to your compatriots (...) to build capacity for service, heighten unity, deepen understanding, and hone abilities so that purposeful action for the benefit of mankind may ensue.” (29 January 2014 by the Universal House of Justice to young people)
"BE THE ARROW, NOT THE TARGET"
In a world where people lack coherence between what they think, what they say and what they do, it may difficult for our young people to navigate and build a solid foundation for their future and the future of the society they live in.
We live in a world where climate change is preventing many children and young people to go to school because they have to help their families to survive; where the job market is affected by conflicts, pandemics, financial crisis, etc. and where the mental, physical, emotional needs of our young people are not being met so they can prosper...
How vital it is for us then to see that our young people are not the target, rather they are the arrows that can, when spaces by leaders of thoughts, decision-makers, schools officials and families are held, point at the right directions in order to transform the environment they live in as well as themselves with their thoughts, their words and their deeds, with their hopes and dreams.
History testifies to the truth that young people are the keys which can unlock the potentialities of any society!
Based on the Human Prosperity Workshops, this space will be tailored to the age and needs of the young people who will take the workshops. Carefully designed, the Young People's Programme will explore what it means to be Human; what prejudices mean and how to challenge them; how we can create more unity and cooperation in our classroom and in the school upon which its success depend. Topics such as Peace, Refugees, the United Nations, Humanitarian and Development Work, the Sustainable Development Goals, Human Rights and much more can be explored as well.
- The Role of Young People in our Society today
- What makes us "human"?
- How to challenge prejudices?
- The relevance of the United Nations
- The Usefulness of the Problem-Solving Approach
- Gender Equality: ? or !
- Humanitarianism in Progress
- The Sustainable Developments Goals are our Goals.
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