The impending of modernization and globalization has brought a lot of challenges in most African countries. The young people being the youth constitute a large and rapidly growing proportion in most African and many parts of the whole world. These youths live in a rapidly changing world, faced with many pressures, experience discomforting confusion, disquieting irritations and perplexities, and adjustment as a result of social, economic and political changes. Young people aged over 15-24 are over 1 billion living on earth almost 20 percent of total world population. Youths have faced most of the economical challenges which are unemployment, poverty, inequality, marginalization, child soldering, illiteracy and HIV/AIDS.
Definition of terms
Youths -the United Nations define youths as persons between the ages 15-24
UNESCO - United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization
UN - United Nations
HIV - Human Immune Virus
AIDS - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
STI - Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Youth are diverse group that is constantly evolving. The experience of being young varies enormously across regions and with countries. There is global consensus that their current situation provides an unprecedented opportunity to accelerate growth and reduce poverty. Youths presents 1 billion and therefore have the potential to make a significant contribution to the development of their societies they are the most educated generation ever and more flexible and adaptable any other group to the new opportunities presented by globalization. UNESCO understands that young people are a heterogeneous group in constant evolution and that experience of being young varies enormously across regions and with countries.
UNESCO has acknowledged youth as key partners in development and peace for more than a decade now and has been working to support organization, facilitate their greater...