Thursday, November 03, 2011

The Gumption of Youths to Shape Our Future

In light of the many challenges the world is currently faced with, rising unemployment rates to severe climate changes, people are apprehensive about what lies ahead.  Despite the global unease, the young people are taking charge.

Don’t underestimate the power of the young people in the world.  This segment of society plays a vital role in building a better future that ensures “peace, prosperity, freedom, and justice for all”.  They are accomplishing more to shape this world for the better than we actually give them credit for.  Their efforts in fighting poverty and hunger, protecting the environment, acts of HIV/AIDS prevention, and taking a stand against discrimination (gender, race, or sexual orientation) should not go unnoticed.  With the limited resources they have and their gumption to stand up for what they believe in, there is no stopping them from changing this world for the better.

Also, communication today has transformed with advancements in technology and social media allowing them to globally connect and widen their perspective on the world around them.  The more they interact with the world, the more they learn, the more likely they will want to get involved.  They are our future; let their voice be heard, loud and proud.    

“They are, in short, demanding the dignity and opportunities that are their right.”
-Asha-Rose Migiro, Deputy Secretary-General

-Georisa Chang