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We get to celebrate young people all over the world on the 12th of August every year. IYD is celebrated through campaigns, events, concerts, etc. to create awareness about the socio-political and social-economic issues youth are facing. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a world for all ages.”

Youths are changing the narrative and are constantly putting in the work to create a future where dreams, big or small become a reality. This special occasion is also a confirmation that young people are importantly putting in the works to create impartial world and changing norms.

What is IYD all about?

International Youth Day was organized by young people at the World Youth Forum in Vienna, Austria in 1991 which was implemented in a resolution by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth on the 12th of August. IYD main focus are the different experiencing of youth all over the world. Some of this challenges are listed in the sustainable development goals and are as follows are: Zero Hunger, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Reduced Inequalities, Climate Action, clean water and sanitation, good health and well-being, poverty and many more which most African countries are faced with.

Why is IYD important?

International Youth Day gives a platform to the voices of the youth. It engages youngsters and aims to take initiatives and actions that will increase opportunities for them. 

The primary purpose of International Youth Day (IYD) is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. The day recognizes the efforts of the world’s young people in enhancing world society.

As young Entrepreneurs, we are helping eradicate the poverty and unemployment challenges our country is faced with and youth day was and is set out to celebrate you and encourage other to do same if not more. Together we could solve this challenges one step at a time and make the world an exciting place to be.

Todays youth are tomorrow’s leaders. Here’s to all the young people out there. Happy international youth day!


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