Last edit: 06:52, 15 February 2011
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)
(: 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))
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.