Talk:Ipyet/Introduction to Youth Development Practice/test

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Youth Development Practice1122:58, 14 January 2011


Hi Class!

A big welcome to you. My full names are Andrew Tandeo, a youth development practitioner, trainer, researcher and consultant. I will take on this session for two days.

This is the first of five modules for the IPYET 2011 Online programme. The first module sets the tone for all the discussions we will be having during these sessions and the residential programme. Module 1 is therefore aptly titled – “Youth Development” because it asks some of the fundamental questions everybody should be asking. Let us try our hands (and minds) on a few questions that may be asked by some of the organisers of the IPYET programme for instance: why these participants – are they youth; do they work with youth; do they work for youth; are they professionals working with youth or are they not; will lessons they learn from this training be translated to young people in their constituencies; etc? These and many more are the questions our partners may be asking.

This exciting and interesting module offers you an excellent opportunity to prepare you as youth development practitioners before engaging with young people, particularly entrepreneurship development interventions.  We get to define youth at three levels- age, ability, and status and behaviour.  Once we define youth, we dare ourselves to examine their rights and how they are linked to the idea of decent work. Youth development practice is all about building a trusting relationship with young people. Again, it allows us to ask ourselves what the best principles of practice are and invites us to reflect on what is “OK” in this relationship. We will end our session with exploring power and influence as the most useful resources in unlocking their potential as successful entrepreneurs’ and contributors to national economy.

Course Outline: The course is divided into five sections and is delivered over a period of three days. • Definition and dynamism of young people • Rights of young people • Decent work • Code of Ethics and Conduct • Young People Power and Influence

Aim of the course: To Introduce the Fundamentals of Youth Development Practice to Participants. At the end of this session, you should be able to: • define “youth” and explain the dynamics of young people • explain the rights of young people, especially to decent work • explain the best principles of practice and conducts in youth development practice and • understand young people’s power and influence.

Let us geet started now.

In your own words, define who a youth is, and list some of the dynamism of young people.

Let us generate discusions around this topic then we will move on to discuss the rights of young people and Decent work.

Andrew Tandeo

Tandeo2011 (talk)20:04, 14 February 2011

Youth Development Practice

As we work with young people, we contantly ask questions around how best we can work with young people. One of the thing that comes up frequently is who is a youth? i guess you have ready the materials aent to you earlier on and you have some views on this topic.

Tandeo2011 (talk)21:45, 14 January 2011

Hi. i would like to define a youth as someone within the age range of 16yrs to 35yrs

Susiku Nasinda (talk)21:49, 14 January 2011

Well, that is good, you decide to define youth by age, its one way of looking at youth. But there are other ways of defining youth. I encourage you to explore these!

Tandeo2011 (talk)21:56, 14 January 2011

Tandeo2011, this is why am also saying that the youth must be defined by the critical stages of life because that is the stage that young adults or so to speak, are discovering themselves and their pathways, so, the age range of 15 - 24 must be our focus.

Ktembo (talk)22:07, 14 January 2011

I agree with you, but that is a policy advocacy issue. Youth can be defined by ages, social and culture.

Now let us shift our focus on youth rights. What is your own definition of rights?

Tandeo2011 (talk)22:15, 14 January 2011

Tandeo, i suggest you define these other ways of exploring the definition of a youth for us to come up with a consensus on of the definition

Belinda (talk)22:12, 14 January 2011
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in my opinion, 35yrs is too old for the definition of a youth. i think a youth must be defined by the critical stages in human development which is 15 - 24 yrs old.

Since there is no unversall definition of youth, age is only uesed for development purposes, in terms of planning and resource allocation. In my view youth difer from one place to other. What is your view on this one?

Ktembo (talk)22:02, 14 January 2011

Tandeo2011, now what is Policy Advocacy?

Ktembo (talk)22:58, 14 January 2011

I feel a youth should be someone aged between 15 and 30, this is the group that needs a lot of support as they are still settling down in their early life careers and some are still in high school and tertiary institutions

Belinda (talk)22:09, 14 January 2011

a youth is a person with high levels of energy

Brian.sikute (talk)22:22, 14 January 2011

Well, that is one of the characteristics of youth, and that makes them useful to society. Can we look at youth rights now? what is your own definition of rights?

Tandeo2011 (talk)22:27, 14 January 2011

Well, that is one of the characteristics of youth, and that makes them useful to society. Can we look at youth rights now? what is your own definition of rights?

Tandeo2011 (talk)22:27, 14 January 2011