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Wrong Discussion Page222:04, 16 February 2011
Rights and Decent work002:13, 16 February 2011
Definition of Youth001:21, 16 February 2011
Discussion118:48, 15 February 2011
Defining a youth007:20, 15 February 2011
Happy Vals Day to all my folks!!206:04, 15 February 2011
Defining a youth104:14, 15 February 2011
Defining a youth002:33, 15 February 2011
Hi chichi302:14, 15 February 2011

Wrong Discussion Page

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Its rather encourgaing to see all of you here and starting some good chat.

This is however the wrong page - not your fault. Please go to where you can reply to your moderater. Remember, only reply to what your moderater says.

All the best,
--Victor P. K. Mensah 17:28, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Victor.mensah (talk)06:28, 15 February 2011

Thank you.--Kafuiaheto 18:22, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Kafuiaheto (talk)07:22, 15 February 2011

Defination of Youth

Good day to you all my name is Leah Olu-King from Namibia, The defination of youth in Namibia context refers to those young men and women between the ages of 15-30 years. The Council of the City of Windhoek for practical reasons focus on the age groups 15-35 and thus define youth as such.

Leah (talk)22:04, 16 February 2011

Rights and Decent work

Rights are variously constructed as legal, social or moral freedoms to act or refrain from acting or entittlements 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.


Koziba (talk)02:13, 16 February 2011

Definition of Youth

Hi! everyone guess you all enjoyed your valintine's day yesterday.

Youth as defined by the Botswana National Youth Policy , is anyone who is aged between 12- 29 years of age.


Koziba (talk)01:21, 16 February 2011


Hi, I just received an invitation email to go to the class but I could not find anything. any one can help me so that how I can begin my discussion ?

all the best, Ekanath

Ekanath (talk)23:02, 14 February 2011

Hi, I am Helen Amutoko, a Namibian. Youth in Namibia are described as an age group between the ages of 15-30years.

It is an energetic group which can contribute to the country's economic development and can as well turn into vulnerable group if not taken care. Young people all over are faced with a number of dynamism be it unemployment and poverty, or be it the Global worming of today. The world is becoming small and therefore the IT brings change in a number of young people today.

Helen (talk)18:48, 15 February 2011

Defining a youth

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 heterogeneoussegment 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)07:20, 15 February 2011

Happy Vals Day to all my folks!!

Dear Colleagues, It's a fine day in Ghana and work and business is cool. So many people were treated to Pre-Vals Day Celebrations last night. I don't know how the Vals Day celebrations and its Post will look like but Ghana is noted for celebrations. Anyway, hope you are all fine and ready for the new week. Hope our discussions on " Youth Development Practice" will equally be fruitful and interesting.Enjoy your week.--Kafuiaheto 10:28, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Kafuiaheto (talk)23:28, 14 February 2011

Hi Kaf. Are we supposed to have background reading material?

GabKon (talk)02:00, 15 February 2011

Yes, it was given to us last week.Please check your mails. --Kafuiaheto 17:04, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Kafuiaheto (talk)06:04, 15 February 2011

Defining a youth

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


Mulakom (talk)03:27, 15 February 2011

Thanks for your elaborative justification on youth definition, I totally agree with. 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)04:14, 15 February 2011

Defining a youth

To me a youth is a person full of energy, developing into andult person through meaninnful interactions thats helps them become responsible adults. In zambia a youth is someone between 18 and 35 and this is so becuase at 18 someone is expected to be out of secondary school, eligble to vote and at 35 someone can qualify to be president.

Ridge15 (talk)02:33, 15 February 2011

Happy Valinetine,and i hope yoou had a very interesting weeekend.The next lecture starts in a few hours from now. See you in class. Please, be punctual. Have a great day!

Luckyluka (talk)21:49, 14 February 2011

Happy Vals as well. Hope to meet you soon in class.

Kafuiaheto (talk)23:20, 14 February 2011

Hi how do we get started in the class?

GabKon (talk)02:07, 15 February 2011


Good Luck with your Valentine day! Have a wonderful day today !!!

Ekanath (talk)02:14, 15 February 2011