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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
 

Hi people[edit | edit source]

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