KATHMANDU: International Youth Day is being observed across the globe today, with the theme “Transforming education”.
The day is marked to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
International Youth Day 2019 will examine how Governments, young people and youth-led and youth-focused organizations, as well as other stakeholders, are transforming education so that it becomes a powerful tool to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The crucial role that quality education plays in youth development is well recognized. In addition, comprehensive youth development benefits society-at-large.
There are currently 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world. However, what is less known is the fact that young people themselves are active champions of inclusive and accessible education.
Youth-led organizations, as well as individual youth, together with various stakeholders and Governments, are concretely transforming education so that it becomes a fundamental tool both for sustainable development and for the full inclusion of various social groups.
Youth-led organizations are transforming education via lobbying and advocacy, partnerships with educational institutions, the development of complementary training programs.