Regional governments and organizations continue to stress the importance of youth in every aspect of society. The involvement of youth is repeatedly declared as critical – except, it seems, when it comes to actual decision making!
I was first introduced to the OECS Youth Strategy last year(2015), and was instantly sold on the concept of a strategy crafted from the ideas of young people themselves. Where others have failed, this youth strategy aims to empower young people, giving them a platform to air their concerns. The OECS has solved what has long been a sore point in our development, by engaging young people on the matters which affect them most, and discussing ways in which these problems can be addressed.
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