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The Youth Without a Voice

Young people have the largest population in every country of the world. As many as we are, so are the issues and problems we are confronted with. We will often ask how can we solve these problems, how can we make our nations better?

But we may not find the answers in our words alone, but a moment of reflection as well as taking deliberate actions.

In most parts of the world especially in developing countries there are a lot of young people we often believe will not have anything to say in terms of advocacy and governance, mainly because of limited educational background. But really if we are patient enough to engage this youths we may end up telling their story for them and giving them a platform to tell their story.

Until we help others find their strength, we may not be able to grow stronger on ours.

We may look at them as nobodies, going no where or confused, but inside is a dream that needs to be achieved though they seem hopeless. They just want to live for the now, they have already lived a life with dire consequences. They live life as it seems to them, not as its meant to be.

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Raise a Voice! Photo: friendshipcircle.org

Hope should be our message, because they do not have a voice. We need to help them rise up, some communities are filled with young people with limited education, we can give them hope by starting an adult literacy centre. We are meant to be the voice of the voiceless and not complaining about how bad the system is. We are a very privileged generation.

We should do what we need to do as if nobody will do it except we do.

The resources available to us is us and nothing else, giving ourselves wholly to the cause for social advancement. We should do what we need to do as if nobody will do it except we do. We should stand courageously in our respective societies too. Stand for positive change. We should be able to activate this change, not just say it. An example could be in organising lessons once a week for children in your area. Make it fun and let it not be book education. Educate them on the world until you have activated change.

Until we help others find their strength, we may not be able to grow stronger on ours.

Be the Voice!

Are you currently doing something for your community, we will love to hear and learn from your experience?

This post is to commemorate the 2015 International Youth Day.

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