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Defining Rights and Decent Work1520:34, 22 April 2011
Defining Rights and Decent Work2016:51, 22 April 2011
Defining Youth3716:43, 22 April 2011
A Big Welcome!3720:12, 16 April 2011
«no subject»206:14, 15 February 2011

Defining Rights and Decent Work

I invite you to define young people's rights and decent work. As we close this session, you also look at Code of Ethics and Conduct, and Power and Influence. Let us continue discussing!

Tandeo2011 (talk)20:07, 15 February 2011


Code of conduct are those laid down norms and values that guide the behavior of members of any profession. In the youth development practice field, our code of conduct should be focused on empowering young people to recognize their basic human rights and to harness their potentials, which really is their ‘Power and Influence’(their energy, creativity , dynamism,) for a more productive life. Ebiho Agun--Shining Star 10:02, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Shining Star (talk)10:02, 16 February 2011

Hey everyone,

Young people’s rights are human rights and in a nutshell Human rights are those rights that are an individual is born with as well as entitled to and are meant to be protected by the government of the day through a constitution. These rights include right to life, to association, to express oneself free, to good health, clean and safe drinking water, an education, health, shelter, to vote and employment among the few.

Decent work is that work an individual does that does not humiliate or degrade the person in question. It can comprise of favourable conditions like clean and safe environment, respect and the person able to receive a salary for the work done.

Mwaba (talk)19:44, 18 March 2011
 

Hey everyone,

Young people’s rights are human rights and in a nutshell Human rights are those rights that are an individual is born with as well as entitled to and are meant to be protected by the government of the day through a constitution. These rights include right to life, to association, to express oneself free, to good health, clean and safe drinking water, an education, health, shelter, to vote and employment among the few.

Decent work is that work an individual does that does not humiliate or degrade the person in question. It can comprise of favourable conditions like clean and safe environment, respect and the person able to receive a salary for the work done.

Mwaba (talk)20:01, 18 March 2011
 

Code of ethics are those basic principles that guide the practice of youth development, which should be strictly adhered to. These include responsibility, fairness, honesty, ability to resolve confilct, there should be boundaries etc. Power and Influence of young people: These are the core characteristics of young people that identify them as being energetic, active, creative and ready to accept responsibility and change

--Luckyluka 12:24, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Luckyluka (talk)11:38, 16 February 2011

Luckyluka,
I agree with you that power and influence among the youth is brought about by the youth being energetic and active. It is also worth noting that youth have a lot of power from their demographic strength. They have the capacity to influence each other , positively and negatively, since they are faced with similar challenges and can relate much better with other youths.

Marcosmburu (talk)17:06, 4 April 2011
 
=Rights and decent work=

rights are the exclusive enticlements to an indivual as long as it comforms to general expectation of the societal. some basic human rights are acquired pre or after birth such as right to health. Decent work relates to a condusive work environment free from any form of abuse, oppresion or discrimination. The right of young person among others includes right to be listern to, freedom of expreesion, right to be guided to be procted right to health and others,.

Wmbongwe (talk)17:09, 16 February 2011
=Code of ethics and conduct= Power and influence=

ethics are priciples or good expectations either implied or expressed from an inividual when excuting duties. conducts are comformite to to expected code of ethics. Power is the ability to influence, direct or lead while influence is act of excercing power

Wmbongwe (talk)17:30, 16 February 2011
 

Hi Class! What goes up must always come down. You have been a wonderful class I have learnt a lot. Hope you too have picked lessons from our session.

I leave with summary of our discussions: 1. Young people's rights are human rights, 2. Africa Youth Charter provides for youth rights, 3. Decent work means opportunities to obtain decent

  and productive work,

4. Four pillars of decent work- employment creation,

  Social protection, standards and rights at
  Work, and governance and social dialogue,

5.Youth workers are partners and not experts, 6. Values you ought to adhere to and defend when

  working with young people-resposibility, respect,
  fairness, non-favouritism and discrimination,
  honesty, and boundaries, and 

7. Young people's power and influence-

  Dynamic character, creativity,readiness, and
  energy.
  Hope you have enjoyed the session and
  see you in Zambia!
Tandeo2011 (talk)19:02, 16 February 2011
 

Hi people,i was sick and unable to be online with you for a week,hope i will be allowed to continue, My contributions on Defining Rights and Decent work,Young people have the right to participate in the affairs of their nation,be it political,Economical and Social aspects of their respective countries,Decent work is simply a decent environment to do work from and a decent pay.

Samipyet2011 (talk)07:54, 17 February 2011

Hi pep[;e i strongly agree with the points above that youth rights and decent work is very important especially when i comes to Youth empowerment and job creations in African countries. Most of our youths are going through a lot of challenges when it come to the issue of getting jobs and job creation. i wonder if our presidents and political leaders do understand what they sign at international conventions because we have Our Africa n Youth Charter which has not been Domesticated to the needs of the youths in different counteris

Ckluchembe (talk)20:29, 22 April 2011
 

Hi pep[;e i strongly agree with the points above that youth rights and decent work is very important especially when i comes to Youth empowerment and job creations in African countries. Most of our youths are going through a lot of challenges when it come to the issue of getting jobs and job creation. i wonder if our presidents and political leaders do understand what they sign at international conventions because we have Our Africa n Youth Charter which has not been Domesticated to the needs of the youths in different counters

Ckluchembe (talk)20:34, 22 April 2011
 



Youth Rights are humann rights e.g Right to life, Freedom of speech, expression and association, Right to Protectioon and forceful recruitment into the forces etc.Code of ethics are basics practice of youth development, which include creativity, responsibility, fairness, honesty, ability to resolve confilct, Dynamic charater. These are the core characteristics of young people that identify them as being energetic, active, creative and ready to accept responsibility while decent work refers to youth employment creation,social protection, standards and rights to work

Ubandoma (talk)12:56, 17 February 2011
 

Hi,

Simply put, there is no dispute that young people's rights are human rights.

Decent work means that the working condition are safe and enabling and that there is no exploitation in terms of renumeration
Code of ethics are the set guidelines that dictate the conduct of members of an organization, or profession. Remember that youth workers stand in the gap created when in one hand society wants to maintain order and status quo by sometimes locking the youth out and on the other hand the struggle of the youth to be involved and take part in society processes. This effectively means that youth workers should be bound by a code of ethics that will ensure that the interests of the youth are kept first eg transparency, co-operation, integrity etc

Marcosmburu (talk)16:53, 4 April 2011
 

Young people's rights are provisions by governments and/or international organisations aimed at enhancing young peopl's well being and protecting them from any form of oppression. Decent work is about having a safe work environment.

Code of Ethics relates to organisation's beliefs which empolyees are expect to abide by. Code of conduct is a set of rules tat guide the behaviour of employees. Ideally, the Code of conduct should have implications (sanctions) of not adhering to the rules

Mulakom (talk)14:00, 8 April 2011
 

Young people's rights are provided under the human rights as contained in the Human Rights charter, African Charterand the children's rights. These are rights to life, to speech, education, health and an adequate standard of living. These rights drive the youth enterprise agenda. Young people have the right to decent work, work that pays them adequately commensurate with the work done.--Smauye 12:54, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

Smauye91 (talk)12:54, 14 April 2011
 

Defining Rights and Decent Work

I invite you to define young people's rights and decent work. As we close this session, you also look at Code of Ethics and Conduct, and Power and Influence. Let us continue discussing!

Tandeo2011 (talk)20:07, 15 February 2011

Rights are variously construed as legal, social, or moral freedoms to act or refrain from acting, or entitlements to be acted upon or not acted upon, while decent Work refers to opportunities for women and men to obtain work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.

Greg daka (talk)08:15, 16 February 2011

Hi Gregory! Powerful contributions. Now cite some of the civil rights and docuemtns that address youth rights.

Also attend to issues of Ethics and Code of Conduct in youth development practice, as well as young people's influence and power.

What are your views?

Let us continue discussing.

Tandeo2011 (talk)14:10, 16 February 2011
 

Hi Greg Daka
Would you agree that the rights of the youth are violated by not engaging them in decision making? More often we assume we know what is good for the youth and so we decide for them. Recognising the potentials of the youth and involving them in decision making would elicit their cooperation in programmes that will harness their potentials. What do you think?

Pkakorsu (talk)19:53, 16 April 2011
 

Young People's rights are the same as basic human rights; right to life, right to freedom,right to fair hearing or trial etc and decent work in my own understanding is when opportunities for employment or means of livelihood are provided for young people in a manner that does not offend the human dignity or does not take away their basic human rights.

Ebiho Agun--Shining Star 09:19, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Shining Star (talk)09:19, 16 February 2011

Hi Ebiho, Nice points. Now make your views heard on Ethics and Code of Conduct in youth development, as well as on youth infleunce and powwer.

Let us continue discussing.

Tandeo2011 (talk)14:05, 16 February 2011

Infact is should be agreed that the youths and childrens are the most evictims of violations of these rights and most of them do not have decents works.

Ridge15 (talk)16:51, 22 April 2011
 
 


Young People's rights are basic human rights, such as right to life, right to freedom of association, right to choice, right to be protected from torture and inhuman treatment. On the other hand, decent work means providing a conducive environment for jobs for young people . --Luckyluka 12:26, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Luckyluka (talk)12:26, 16 February 2011

Hi Lucky! good points. I like your articulation of civil rights that young people enjoy. Now can you cite some of the documetns that particularly address the rights of young people.

Also attend to issues of Ethics and Code of Conduct in youth development practice. Make your views heard!

Let us continue discussing!

Tandeo2011 (talk)14:00, 16 February 2011
 
  • Young People's rights are the rights youths have to choose what skills to have and the right on where to work and stay.
  • Decent Work is work that that is fit enough for youths and adults and earns a reasonable income for the person doing it. "Decent work sums up the aspirations of people in their working lives. It involves opportunities for work that is productive and delivers a fair income, security in the workplace and social protection for families, better prospects for personal development and social integration, freedom for people to express their concerns, organize and participate in the decisions that affect their lives and equality of opportunity and treatment for all women and men" (ILO, 2011:1).
  • Code of Ethics and Conduct is a set of principles that govern the way people must behave towards each other and the environment in a community or organisation.
  • Power is the ability for a person to do something when they want and how they want.
  • Influence is the ability for a person or group of persons to change a person's or groups behaviour or speech into a particular direction whether good or bad.



GabKon (talk)12:54, 16 February 2011

Hi Gabriel! Powerful points!

Now identify some of the Dos and Dots in youth development practice. I Like your contributions they are good.

Let us continue discussing!

Tandeo2011 (talk)13:54, 16 February 2011
 

Youth rights such as access to education, a right to voting, right to a decent meal etc have the right to employment The word "decent" is "satisfactory, of an acceptable standard". "Of good quality and in adequate quantity" A decent job is at least sufficient in quality and quantity?

on issues partaining to power and influence, youth are mainely influenced and have very little to influences becourse of the dominance in power by the adults, seeing that most adults do not want to be lead by a youth or a senior citizen.

RABROD (talk)13:20, 16 February 2011

Nice points! let us keep exploring more ideas then we will sum up our discussions today.

Tandeo2011 (talk)13:40, 16 February 2011
 

hallow freinds,

Youth rights refers to a set of philosophies intended to enhance civil rights for young people. They are a response to the oppression of young people, with advocates challenging ephebiphobia, adultism and ageism through youth participation,while Decent Work refers to opportunities for youth to obtain work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.

However in most countries especially in Africa youth rights and decent work has not been given an ear and prioty.its only in recent times that we have seen the power of youth advocacy in force in Egypt and Tunisia.

I wouldn't say that youth have been accorded decent work if they are working but i would say young people are working in conditions that are deplorable and there wage earnnings does not much the minimum wage that has been set by governments.

let me also draw you my colleagues to the idea of youth institutions (youth councils) as tools for promoting the rights of young people.the youth councils has not helped much in promoting the rights of young people for positive youth engagement.

Kabingu (talk)13:37, 16 February 2011

Hi Kabingu! Good points indeed. Highlight some of the civil rights for the benefit of class.

As you deal with issues of policy you could actually gain something for advocacy especially on decent work for young people which you have observed that it does not get the attention of the priority it needs from policy makers.

Interesting is an observation you have raised on " Youth Councils". should these institution be driven by civil society to make them more responsive to the needs of young people?

Let us continue discussing!

Tandeo2011 (talk)13:48, 16 February 2011

Dear Andrew

I like the question you raise on youth councils. I believe Youth Council should be democratic institutions, and indeed be driven by civil society. The government should however still support them financially as the common goal is youth empowerment

Mulakom (talk)16:51, 15 April 2011
 
 


Youth rights are human rights which is enshrined in Africa Youth Charter while Decent work means the right to obtain reasonable work without discremination.

Ubandoma (talk)13:18, 17 February 2011

Dear Ubandoma,
I love your simple definition of Youth rights and Decent work. However, a little more explanation of these concepts would be beautiful. Would you agree with me that working in a decent work environment and being paid a decent wage/salary in addition to what you said would make the definition on Decent work concrete? What are you views?

Pkakorsu (talk)19:34, 16 April 2011
 

To me decent work could also mean any kind of work that does not expose the youth at risk. These include such jobs were ther is socila protection,rights are clearly defined and known by the youths before enganging in such work and the rewards equals the amount of work done by the youth undertaking such work.

Ridge15 (talk)16:48, 22 April 2011
 

Hi Everybody,

Young people's right are human dignity equality and freedom of all citizens, Life, decision making, expression and associaton. Availablity of supporting services and enabling environment for employment of decent work.

Chichi (talk)13:39, 18 February 2011
 

I would say in summary that young people's rights are enablers that create opporunities for a young person to effectively empower themselves in society by having access to such things as education, sanitation and so forth. Decent work in my opinion invovles not only the monetary aspects of being paid well but also environmental aspects of working in a clean, safe and healthy environment. Ethics are important to any society and work as boundaries of acceptable behaviour. 

Kasonde (talk)05:40, 19 April 2011
 

Defining Youth

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Welcome to day one! We will discuss the definition of youth and look at their dynamism. To start with I invite you to define youth in your own word and briefly write on their dynamism. Comment by replying to this.

Tandeo2011 (talk)04:58, 15 February 2011

A youth is defined as a young person who is transiting from childhood to adulthood.The term youth does not specify the age at which someone can be called as a youth.It is difficult to put age to the defination of the youth because there transition to adult and they vary at the extent they reach adult,form country to country due to diffrent social economic factors.

Mr,Tandeo you will also note that youth are a driving force in both economic and social transformation of their communities,this is so because of there energy and desire to explore within there environment.(they are veryu experimental0

The youth are currently being the major economic changers of the world,,for example they are the ones that are today been in the frontline of great technological innovations(the touch phones) and these technological innovations are targeted at the youth because of there energies and hunger for latest innovations.

Kabingu (talk)06:24, 15 February 2011

Hi there! Good points. You have brought in our discussion the aspect of transion.could share withg the class some of the transion markers from youth to adult?

Tandeo2011 (talk)07:32, 15 February 2011
 

A youth by my understanding is a young person who is in between childhood and adulthood. It is also a period of life where most persons become very innovative, assertive, very emotional towards "radical" change of life. During this period, this category of persons sometimes if not guided may be very confused about their actual positions in life (confusion of been adults or infants) since they may be addressed as adults or infants based on the situation. It is a time where persons also try to experiment, and also exhibit a lot of energy. Personally, I may not ascribe to any age margin for the youth but according to the National Youth Policy of Ghana, “youth” is defined as “persons who are within the age bracket of fifteen (15) and thirty-five (35)”. Ghana’s definition has been informed by those used by the United Nations Organisation and the Commonwealth Secretariat. Ghana's definition undoubtedly, runs in consonance with definitions in other countries such as Tanzania and Namibia. Well, I think there is more to defining "youth" not only by age but through other variables such as ability. A person may fall outside the suggested range of ages but could perform like or more than a youth.

Again in Ghana, as a way of looking at the dynamism of youth, the 2000 Ghana Housing and Population Census,states clearly that the population of Ghana was 18.9 million with an annual growth rate of 2.7 percent where the youth in Ghana constitute about 33% as a heterogeneous segment of Ghana’s population. From the literature given as a guide, heterogeneity may call for variations ranging from some youth coming from well to do families while others do not; some in school, others not;etc. But the fact still remains that the youth can be dynamically homogenous. Today, they may be homogenous through the bridge of digital divide. Most of the youth informally have accepted technology available as a lingua franca for the youth.

Kafuiaheto (talk)07:51, 15 February 2011
 

Hi Andrew, Thank you for the question I am really loving the discussion and posts from other members. "Smile." Youth is the quality or condition of being young. It is the period between childhood and maturity which is characterized by high energy levels, innovation, and a deep desire to effect change. At this stage, most youth would not have had a lot of commitments that elderly people have, such as taking care of a large family, sorting out bills, debt e.t.c. This gives them the leeway to experiment with life (Both in a positive and negative sense).

Youths have the power to change the world through their actions, choices, and aspirations. I will however be quick to say that the same power can destroy them and society if not properly harnessed and nurtured! Ours is to help them be productive members of soceity. Be-The-Best

Susiku Nasinda (talk)07:53, 15 February 2011
 
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Hi class! I hope that you are enjoying the discussions. I can see that youth can be defined differently, others by age while others by their character. However, let us take time to discuss why youth is defined by age. You are required to give three reasons, then we can move on and look at dynamism of youth in summary.

Tandeo2011 (talk)08:17, 15 February 2011
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Hello everyone, My first name is Sibongile

I think youth is defined by age because age brings: 1. changes in behavior and thought towards maturity 2. experience 3. biological changes towards maturity --Smauye 09:01, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

Smauye91 (talk)09:01, 15 February 2011
 

Why youth is defined by age:

  1. Age is a measurement of one's availability or level of a stature in life for instance a baby can be from 0yreas to 5years (in health centres such children must have an under 5 card) am sure mothers here will agree with me. So as the youth is defined as a human being that have atained 15years to 35years of age.
  2. I think that the other reason isa young person would start to develop certain behaviors in life such as sorry to use the term for lack of better words,)(puberty) the period of life during which the young person mature
  3. becourse this is a time when a person moves from a time of dependance to indipendence for urguements seck
RABROD (talk)13:13, 15 February 2011
 

Possibly the youth are defined by age due to the following factors: To get minimum reference groups to address the specific youth issues,Country specific life expectancy status,most productive age , to get minimum Labour market reference ,voting right as per the country legislative and education status (both formal and non-formal)

Ekanath (talk)15:52, 15 February 2011
 

Youth can be defined by age due to the following:

  1. Age as a determinant for defining youth is to serve as a standard measurement for uniformity for a country or a group's operations.
  2. People of this group (transitional-youth) exhibit similar characteristics in terms of physiological, psychological and performance that can be directly linked to their ages or what others in their age group can do.
  3. The youth are mostly young people about to go through (experience) what adults have gone through, such as work, raising a family, skills, values and mindset.
Kafuiaheto (talk)20:24, 15 February 2011
 

Youth is defined by age to:

1. Set a period (in years) when youth can be supported

  by policy makers and various stakeholders.

2. Identify common behaviours among them

3. Provide suitable programmes that are of interest to

  particular age groups.
GabKon (talk)08:04, 16 February 2011
 


The three reasons youth are defined by age, are for:

1. Planning, 2. Statistics and 3. Policy and Programme purposes

Luckyluka (talk)12:42, 16 February 2011
 

Greetings Andrew, Greetings fellow participants, Please let me know if am in the right forum, My name are Rodgers Mulenga working with Chawama Youth Project based in Zambia Why youth is defined by age:

  1. Age is a measurement of one's availability or level of a stature in life for instance a baby can be from 0yreas to 5years (in health centres such children must have an under 5 card) am sure mothers here will agree with me. So as the youth is defined as a human being that have atained 15years to 35years of age.
  2. I think that the other reason isa young person would start to develop certain behaviors in life such as sorry to use the term for lack of better words,)(puberty) the period of life during which the young person mature
  3. becourse this is a time when a person moves from a time of dependance to indipendence for urguements seck
RABROD (talk)16:08, 15 February 2011

Hi Rogers! You are welcome to the training and indeed you are in the right forum. You are encouraged to make contributions to the discusions!

Tandeo2011 (talk)19:25, 15 February 2011
 

Hi Rogers! You are welcome to the training and indeed you are in the right forum. You are encouraged to make contributions to the discusions!

Tandeo2011 (talk)19:25, 15 February 2011
 
Wilson J Mbongwe

Once more am please to be one of the IPYET 2011 participante. My work at the Department of Youth <Botswana>includes coordination of the Youth Development Fund. The fund is aimed at youth entrepreneurship development.

The Botswana National Youth council of 2011 define youth a young person between the age of 15 to 35years of age. in my view, a youth should defined as a stage of transition from childhood to adulthood guided by the norms and value of a particular community or as derected by the statutes of a country, otherwise it would diffucult to make a distention. Youth like anyother person differ in may respect be attitude, behaviour etc and as such need to be guided during the transition stage at least to comform to the societal expectations.

Wmbongwe (talk)17:20, 15 February 2011

Hi Wilson! You are welcome to our training and I encourage you to actively contribute.

Tandeo2011 (talk)19:19, 15 February 2011
 

Hi Wilson! You are welcome to our training and I encourage you to actively contribute.

Tandeo2011 (talk)19:19, 15 February 2011
 

--GabKon 18:10, 15 February 2011 (UTC) Hello class. My name is Gabriel Konayuma from Zambia. My job involves promoting entrepreneurship development to youths, women and people in the informal economy. I develop policies for youths in Technical and Vocational Education and Training. My definition of a youth is someone in transition from childhood to adulthood. In childhood, these youths were provided for by adults in terms of shelter, safety, education and clothing. Adults provide or at least are expected to provide for themselves shelter, employment, food and education. Youths are those that are being weaned from dependence to independence and therefore need appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes to make a successful transition to adulthood.

GabKon (talk)18:10, 15 February 2011

Hi Gabriel! You are welcome to our training and I encourage you to actively contribute.

Tandeo2011 (talk)19:10, 15 February 2011
 

Hi class! I am sure you have observed from our discusion that there is no universally agreed definition of youth. 1. Across counttries, a youth is defined by age, 2. Definition of youth differs from place to place, 3. Different organisations define youth differently.

The possible reasons why age is used to define youth: 1. Statistical use, 2. For planning purposes, 3. Delivering youth specific developmental programs.

Apart from age, youth can be defined by functional ( ability) and socially Constructed ideas ( status and behaviour.

Dynamism of young people:

1. Young people are not necessarily homogeneous (same)

  But heterogeneous ( different).

2. Certain skills are necessary to manage young people's

  Heterogeneous nature-empathy,
  Communication and conflict management.

Let us now shift our focus to rights now.

Tandeo2011 (talk)19:57, 15 February 2011
 

The dynamism of youth is that they are full of hope for the future and want to achieve a lot for themselves and others. At this point they require good mentors who can shape them into realising their full potential. They require a community of elders who are passionate about their dreams and are willing to lend a helping hand to them...

GabKon (talk)07:48, 16 February 2011
 


The youth can be defined by age, status, and ability. There is no universal definition of youth, as definitions defer from country to country and from organization to organization. The youth can be defined as young people between the ages of 15-35years, or people who are capable of carrying out duties and responsibilities of adulthood.Generally speaking, the youth can be defined as that phase of human development between childhood and adulthood.It is a transition period.

Dynamisim of the youth is that they are energetic, active, adpatable to change and very creative.

Luckyluka (talk)12:38, 16 February 2011
 

A youth is an individual who is at the age of transition from teenage years to adulthood, or transition from a state of being dependent on others to independence. It’s an age characterized by high levels of energy, resourcefulness and innovation.

Shining Star (talk)12:52, 16 February 2011
 

Hi everyone

Samuel From Zambia

The Zambian Youth Policy defines a Youth as one who is From 15yeras of age to 35 years of age,in my personal view i define a youth as one who is in transition from the state of childhood to that of adulthood and is guided by principles,traditions of the environment in which that Youth is growing in.

Samipyet2011 (talk)08:16, 17 February 2011

An individual who is able to think out of the box through the application of energy and skills within the framework of the environment to me is a youth.

Agyapongdan (talk)19:36, 19 April 2011
 

I want to agreed withb what Samuel has saiod the defination of thev youth should be guided by tradition

Ridge15 (talk)16:38, 22 April 2011
 



Hi fellow colleaque in the programme, Just got the mail from a fellow colleaque. I have not seen any work for this week on my mail. However, Youth is a person who is at transitional state between a childhood stage (teenage) and adulthood of responsibility. It is also seen as state of been energertic with ideas etc. Youth is categories based on age. In Nigeria National Youth Policy is between age 18- 35.The age categorization is to help in planning and statistic.However, Age is the standard of categorism youth in the policy.

Ubandoma (talk)12:24, 17 February 2011
 

The concept youth simply means that person that have attain the legal age thus: 18 and above, the age boundary in this, is based on the frame of social identity.

Chichi (talk)09:54, 18 February 2011
 

hi my definition of youth is someone aged between 18 and 35 years.

Sang (talk)09:46, 3 April 2011
 

Youth is a period of transition from childhood and dependency to adulthood and independence.
Of course rightly from the discussion paper, there is no universally agreed age definition for youth but one key feature is that at this age, the person experiences challenges of transition eg the person was in school and is now looking for a job; the person was under parental care and finds him/herself as the parent.
Youths are dynamic in the following ways:
1. They are in a transition period and are open to learning and new discoveries
2. Youths have energy to better their lives and this stage is marked by a lot of effort to develop oneself

Marcosmburu (talk)16:36, 4 April 2011
 

Because of the transtional nature of the stage, youth are dynamic; they are much more open-minded than adults and are more receptive to change

Mulakom (talk)14:51, 8 April 2011

We should not look confuse youth legal frameworks. Neither do we have to assume that the think better than adults. There has been situations where the so called youth have done things by the heart not the head or hand - leading to chaos and confusion, so also has the so called adults committed such mistakes. So we need to be cautions in drawing such conclusions.

Agyapongdan (talk)19:23, 19 April 2011
 

Youth age is very critocal in life and lot of guidance is needed at thias stage to help youth grow into resoponsible cirtizens. As trainers we need to help the youths through providing our knowledge ans skills

Ridge15 (talk)16:43, 22 April 2011
 

Youth is a stage in life when individuals experience growth biologically, socially and emotionally. Youths are more open to change, they have energy and enthusiasm, depending of course on their-circumstances.--Smauye 12:48, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

Smauye91 (talk)12:48, 14 April 2011
 

Code of ethics on the other hand defines the acceptable behavior for youth professionals, which considers professional and knowledgeable partners who should work in partnership with other professionals while providing access to information in an equitable manner. Youth professionals need to be guided by values of responsibility, respect, fairness, non discrimination, honesty and adhere to boundaries when dealing with young people.--Smauye 12:59, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

Smauye91 (talk)12:59, 14 April 2011
 

I would define youth as being the stage when an individual is between the ages of 16 to 35years old. In terms of dynamism, it is during ones youth that one is most energetic and creative

Kasonde (talk)05:43, 19 April 2011
 

Youth is a stage of mind rather than age. It is having the energy and mind set to do greater and newer things. So that the ideology about who a youth is not based on age but by deeds and mindset.

It is difficult to accept the fact that being energetic or not is associated with the youth. Those we describe as matured may also be energetic.

In terms of dynamism, today's man is explorative due to the advent of technology. Of course those up and coming people would to experiment and take certain risk than some elderly people. The simple explanation is that the elderly have been there. Dynamism is a quality of the today's man.

My view of ethics is simply "using your towel to clean your hands, other than of your room mate's using the washroom in the absence of your room mate."

Agyapongdan (talk)19:09, 19 April 2011
 

A Big Welcome!

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Hello Class,

Welcome to Day one of our discussions in Module 1.1 in IPYET training. Remember, this is a "moderated discussion page" as such all members are invited to discuss but you are only encouraged to "reply" to posts i make and replies others give. DO NOT START A NEW DISCUSSION YOURSELF. Thanks for your understanding.

Kindly introduce yourselves to each other here by replying to this post and then go to the next discussion.

Tandeo2011 (talk)18:26, 14 February 2011

Hello Everyone,

I am a youth advisor/counsellor and mentor. My main interest is to enrich my professional youth work through this course. I look forward to great interactions.

I think youth development practice is a special focus on a target group that ranges from the age 16 to 35 depending on the country/s concerned. This practice seeks to understand the specific issues that effect, influence and stimulate youths towards self fulfilment. Youth practitioners provide support and facilitate that journey of self discovery. --Smauye 20:24, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Smauye91 (talk)20:24, 14 February 2011

Hi Mauye! Your are most welcome to our training. I encourage you to actively contribute to the discussions. To start with define youth. See my posting and comment by replying!

Tandeo2011 (talk)05:11, 15 February 2011
 

Hello Folks, I am Simon-Peter Kafui Aheto from Ghana. The little I can say about myself is that I am a self motivated youth and a mentor. I always want my life to be an inspiration to many. I am an educationist by profession and an educational advocate by passion.--Kafuiaheto 20:35, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Kafuiaheto (talk)20:35, 14 February 2011

Hi Simon! Your most welcome to our training and encourage you to actively contribute. You can start by defining youth and briefly write on their dynamism. See my posting and comment by replying!

Tandeo2011 (talk)05:03, 15 February 2011
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Hai freinds, Am Osborn Kabingu Mutapa from Lusaka,Zambia.am a development practioner and working as a social worker with SOS childrens villages Zambia.my focus areas have maily being with youth and child development. Am exited to be part of this life changing trainning especially that it is online.My main aim is to utilise for the benefit of my clients.

cheers and have great fun.

Kabingu (talk)06:00, 15 February 2011

Hi Osborn! Your most welcome to our training and I encourage you to actively participate in the discussions. To start with define youth in your own words and briefly write on their dynamism. See my posting and comment by replying! Let us get discussing!

Tandeo2011 (talk)06:09, 15 February 2011
 

Hey Obsborn? Children grow up to be youths and then adults. They are an "empty casset" for us to put the good things we pray they become. If possible, Like us...mentor attitude. I miss Zambia and the soft spoken folks. Keep up the good work.

John Mbugua "Founder" Kenya.

John mbugua (talk)06:32, 15 February 2011
 
 

Hey Simon? It is unfortunate that we may never have a chance to meet face to face. However, this is an online class. I too love to motivate the youth around me in all my interactions starting with my sons. The youth have very strong mental, physical and emotional potential that when tapped and directed towards the right things in life, great and sustainable results are realized. As an animal scientist, Im forced to beg the word we use for heifers against the cow-"..., a heifer has a long production life..." Thanks for your work! Keep up until we have not only, United States of Africa, but ONE global village.

John Mbugua "Founder" Kenya.

John mbugua (talk)06:28, 15 February 2011

Hello John, Thanks for your submissions. Yes we shall definitely meet one day. Yes we can live our dreams.--Kafuiaheto 22:06, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

Kafuiaheto (talk)22:06, 15 February 2011
 
 

Hey "Mwalimu" teacher in Kiswahili,I m ready to learn new things in this class. I thought our online class was ending last friday. Well, I m interested to continue. Thanks for your instructions. John Mbugua, Kenya.

John mbugua (talk)06:19, 15 February 2011

Hi John! Get back to class and start the discussion on defining youth and write briefly on their dynamism.see you in class soon!

Tandeo2011 (talk)07:23, 15 February 2011
 

Hi John and everybody, the online class that ended last week was the ORIENTATION class. Now we are into the online training sessions proper.

Keep up the discussions here and the other topics as they come.

Victor.mensah (talk)19:35, 15 February 2011
 

hello, my name is gregory daka from Zambia. I am someone who love to see the youths being empowered with different skills,and I am also involved in youth empowerment.

Greg daka (talk)06:48, 15 February 2011

Hi gregory! You are most welcome to our training and I encourage you to actively contribute. To start with define youth in your own words and briefly write on the dynamism of youth. See my postting and coomeny by replying! Let us get discussing!

Tandeo2011 (talk)07:19, 15 February 2011
 

Hi everyone and happy 2011!! My name is Susiku Nasinda from Zambia. I am so excited to be part of this great team. Youths are my passion. Their potential, zeal and courage never cease to amaze me. My focus lately has been to help youths discover & exploit their potential so that they can be the best that they could ever be. I am a Finance Professional, Motivational & Leadership consultant, and Youth Leader. Be-The-Best!

Susiku Nasinda (talk)07:32, 15 February 2011

Hi Susiku, you are most welcome to our training! i invite you to quckly get in the class and starting defining youth in your own words and briefly write about their dynamism. Let us get discussing!

Tandeo2011 (talk)07:49, 15 February 2011
 

Hi All, I am Ekanath from Nepal, currently working for SNV Zambia in private sector development and closely looking youth entrepreneurship and inclusive business modules with in our various value chains initiatives in Zambia.

So far I found the Interesting start of the course and expecting more postings on youth Entrepreneurship perspectives at various states.

The definition of youth varies among countries worldwide because besides biology, social and cultural factors as well as environmental factors determine how someone is treated “youth “. In Nepal it stretches the definition of youth as people from 16-40 years old, with a broader spectrum the United Nations defines youth as 16-24 years in age.

Ekanath (talk)12:38, 15 February 2011
 

My name is Koziba from Botswana ,guess you all enjoyed valentine's day yesterday.

The Botswana National Youth Policy is defines youth as young males and females who are aged from 12 to 29 years. Young people in this age group require social, economic and political support to realise their full potential. This is a time in life when most young people are going through dramatic changes in their life circumstances as they move from childhood to adulthood. It is recognised, however, that there may be some people who fall outside this age range but who may experience similar circumstances to other young people (e.g. there may be 10 year olds who are not engaged in full-time education). Thus, this definition is intended to indicate the primary target group, without excluding those who may share similar circumstances.


The National Youth Policy also recognises that not all young people are the same. Where some young people are at school or training institutions, others are not; where some are engaged in employment, others are unemployed; there are young people in rural and urban environments; whilst some live with their parents, others are themselves parents; some young people are disabled whilst others have been the victims of abuse or mistreatment. Thus, the National Youth Policy endeavours to provide a means whereby the development of all young people in Botswana can be promoted regardless of their social or economic circumstances.

Koziba (talk)13:27, 15 February 2011
 

Hi! again Koziba here !!!!


Rights are variously constructed as legal, social or moral freedoms to act or refrain from acting or entitlements to be acted upon or not acted upon.


Decent work is described as a good quality job respecting the rights of workers and affording them some form of social protection or a productive toil in which rights are respected, security and protection are provided, as well as the possibility to take part in all decisions that may affect workers.


Enjoy.

Koziba (talk)13:29, 15 February 2011
 

Hello class. My name is Gabriel. My job involves promoting entrepreneurship development to youths, women and people in the informal economy. I develop policies for youths in Technical and Vocational Education and Training. My definition of a youth is someone in transition from childhood to adulthood. In childhood, these youths were provided for by adults in terms of shelter, safety, education and clothing. Adults provide or at least are expected to provide for themselves shelter, employment, food and education. Youths are those that are being weaned from dependence to independence and therefore need appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes to make a successful transition to adulthood.

GabKon (talk)14:28, 15 February 2011
 

HI all, my names are Paul K Sang from Kenya, a lecturer at Kenyatta university, school of business and also head of Management science department also a member of Centre for Entreprenuership and enterprice development at Kenyatta University. My definition of youth is someone between 18years and 30 years,this are people who are getting to know more about life challenges, this the age bracket where most of the people finish their school, and enter into meaningfully contribution to the society.

Sang (talk)15:29, 15 February 2011
 

hi everyone, my name is gregory daka from zambia. i am someone who has the passion for ICT and other skills that can be used to empower youths.

Greg daka (talk)07:20, 16 February 2011
 

Hi Everyone,

My name is Ebiho Agun, i work for the Federal Ministry of Youth Development in Nigeria. Feel free to refer to me as my user name(Shining Star) if you prefer that--Shining Star 09:30, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Shining Star (talk)09:30, 16 February 2011
 

Hello Everyone,

My name is Luckyluka, i work for the Federal Ministry of Youth Development,Nigeria and i am happy to join you all in this class

--Luckyluka 10:25, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Luckyluka (talk)10:25, 16 February 2011
 

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I am Mike Mburu from Kenya. I am a final year student at kenyatta university and I represent my country in the Commonwealth youth Caucus an am glad to join the class. I hope to learn a lot from all of you.--Marcosmburu 11:14, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Marcosmburu (talk)11:14, 16 February 2011

Hi Mike! you are welcome!

Quickly join the discussions and make your voice heard!

Tandeo2011 (talk)14:17, 16 February 2011
 

Hi Everyone, My name is Nwodo Chinenye Mary, am working as a youth development officer in the Federal Ministry Of Youth in Nigeria.Is good to be back in class. Sorry am late

Chichi (talk)14:02, 16 February 2011

Hi Mary! Its never too late you can cath up in the discussions. You are welcome.

Give us the negeria's view on the definition of youth, Dynamism of young people,young people's rights and decent work, and young people's infleunce and power!

Feel free to express your views.

Tandeo2011 (talk)14:15, 16 February 2011

Hi Everyone

Nigeria' view on the definition of youth, a male or female that attain the age of 18:35 and is a time in liffe when young people are going through dramatic change in life circumstance as they move from childhood to adulthood and at that age is also require social economic and political support to realize their full potentials.

Dynamism and young people's influence and power is characterized by energy, enthusiam ambition and creativity, the youth have sub- culture of conformity and non conformity, the youth are the most potential population in any given society, they are also the most objectional and deviaance consumer.

Chichi (talk)14:06, 18 February 2011
 

Hi Tandeo2011
How about me? I had difficulty with internet access and so I'm very late for some of the classes. What do you what to know about the youth in Ghana? Waiting for your response.

Pkakorsu (talk)20:12, 16 April 2011
 
 

Can you please provide me a link of today, s discussion on creating an Enabling Environment: Youth Policy and Advocacy, as Nellie sent to us in email? Finding the discussions thread in order has been a bit challenge

Ekanath (talk)15:20, 16 February 2011

Hi everyone My name is Samuel Mulenga,i was sick for the past one week,i work with the Youth Entrepreneurs Association Of Zambia,just like any young person,i have the passion to see what i can do for my fellow young people and my country in terms of entrepreneurship,its great to be on this training.May i have a link to the definition of a Youth. Samuel,

Samipyet2011 (talk)08:04, 17 February 2011

Hi everyone,

My name is Mwaba Simfukwe, sorry for joining so late I heva been away for suome weeks now and was in the field where I had no internet connectivity. I run my own business and also do some work as trainer in the ILO package GET Ahead for Women In Business Enterprises since 2008 I have been training youths under the Ministry of Soprts, Youth & Child Development and Unicef. I have been working with youth since graduating from the university in 2004 and I have a great passion for this group of people and would like to make a difference in someones life.

to fall into the discussion or just summarize where everyone left off The definition of a “youth” varies from culture to culture, community to community and country to country for example, the United Nations defines a youth as a male or female aged between 15 and 25 years whilst the Commonwealth Youth Programme defines a youth as a male or female aged between 15 and 29 years therefore it be can be said to be relative, in Zambia, a youth is being either male or female aged between 18 and 35 years of age.

Mwaba (talk)16:01, 17 March 2011
 

Hi everyone My name is Samuel Mulenga,i was sick for the past one week,i work with the Youth Entrepreneurs Association Of Zambia,just like any young person,i have the passion to see what i can do for my fellow young people and my country in terms of entrepreneurship,its great to be on this training.May i have a link to the definition of a Youth. Samuel,

Samipyet2011 (talk)08:04, 17 February 2011
 





Hi Fellow Colleagues, My name is Janet Garba. I work for the Federal Ministry of Youth Development Abuja, Nigeria, as a Youth Development Officer. My User name is Ubandoma. You are welcome! I am ever ready to learn. You can contact me on my user name. See you in Zambia !

Ubandoma (talk)13:03, 17 February 2011
 

My name is Farai Chansa. I hope I am not too late for this discussion. I am learning quite a lot from the views and opinions being expressed by my fellow participants. This is enlightening

Faraic (talk)14:43, 17 February 2011
 

Dear colleagues

My name is Mulako from Zambia.

My contribution to this discussion is coming late because I had started a new discussion instead of replying to Andrew.

The definition of a youth varies from country to country. Even in one country, a youth may be defined differently amongst various communities. Generally, a youth is a male or female who is in a stage of life between childhood and adulthood. Development organisations have different definitions of a youth. The UN, for instance, define youth as people aged between 15 and 25 while the Commonwealth define youth as those aged between 15 and 29.

Most countries in Africa define youth as those aged between 18 and 35, guided by the African Youth Charter. Asian countries countries tend to have a higher age bracket for youth, as high as 40.

Youth can also be sociologically defined. For instance, in some societies, anyone married, even at age 13 is an adult, and anyone single even at 40 is a youth. Similarly, youth hood and adulthood may also be determined by whether one has children or not

Mulako

Mulakom (talk)16:33, 20 February 2011
 

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According to the National Youth Policy of Ghana, “youth” is defined as “persons who are within the age bracket of fifteen (15) and thirty-five (35)”. Ghana’s definition has been informed by those used by the United Nations Organisation and the Commonwealth Secretariat. Ghana's definition undoubtedly, runs in consonance with definitions in other countries such as Tanzania and Namibia. Well, I think there is more to defining "youth" not only by age but through other variables such as ability. A person may fall outside the suggested range of ages but could perform like or more than a youth.

Again in Ghana, as a way of looking at the dynamism of youth, the 2000 Ghana Housing and Population Census,states clearly that the population of Ghana was 18.9 million with an annual growth rate of 2.7 percent where the youth in Ghana constitute about 33% as a heterogeneous segment of Ghana’s population. From the literature given as a guide, heterogeneity may call for variations ranging from some youth coming from well to do families while others do not; some in school, others not;etc. But the fact still remains that the youth can be dynamically homogenous. Today, they may be homogenous through the bridge of digital divide. Most of the youth informally have accepted technology available as a lingua franca for the youth.--Kafuiaheto 18:25, 14 February 2011 (UTC)


(Comment.gif: Kafui, good points here. They are however not in REPLY to any point so far. The aim is to REPLY to what the moderator puts up and what other members say as their reply. NO STARTING OF A NEW DISCUSSION. You may have to edit this place and move your post to the appropriate section. Cheers!! --Victor P. K. Mensah 18:49, 14 February 2011 (UTC))

Kafuiaheto (talk)18:25, 14 February 2011

Hi, Every one, I am Helen from Namibia, a worker with youth. Youth in Namibia are young people between the ages of 15-30 years. I myself define them as a group of people which is in a category of growing ages such as the one given, very energetic and eager to be busy most of their time. The dynamics of youth differ from country to country as well, with some country's have the dynamism of youth unemployment, health, poverty and many others. Youth have access to information technology, where they share ideas with youth globally and are eager to learn and to participate in social economic development.

Helen (talk)05:32, 15 February 2011

Hi Helen! You are most welcome to our training and encourage you to actively contribute. Could you outline specific dynamism of youth?

Tandeo2011 (talk)06:14, 15 February 2011