Approximately 1.2 billion youth live in the world today. This generation of people under 25 represents 18% of the world’s population or one person in five. Among them, 87% live in developing countries. Youth face particular challenges brought about by limited access to resources, healthcare, education, training, employment and economic opportunities.
WUSC believes that youth have the potential to create change in their community. That’s why we work to improve the lives of youth around the world, helping them gain the knowledge, skills and opportunities they need to make a difference in their personal lives and within their community. Equipped with the proper tools, youth all over the world are capable of becoming leaders in their community, innovators, and entrepreneurs. WUSC provides the mechanism for them to achieve this:
- offering life skills training to vulnerable youth;
- providing youth employment programs;
- engaging youth to build leadership skills, act in their community and learn overseas;
Help us provide youth the tools to build a better life for themselves and their community.
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United Nations International Year of Youth Brochure 2010: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unyin/documents/iyy/guide.pdf