ABCDE International Youth Day 2020

Coming off on the 12th Aug 2020

Theme – Corporate Support for Educational Initiatives in the COVID-19 Environment

Background

“Today, we celebrate the young people, youth-led organizations, Governments and others who are working to transform education and uplift young people everywhere.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres

According to the UN, currently 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world. This is the largest youth population ever. However, more than half of all children and adolescents aged 6-14 lack basic reading and Maths skills, even though the majority of them are attending school. This global learning crisis threatens to severely hamper progress towards the SDGs.

12 August was first designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999 and serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth.

Scope of event

ABCDE this year to mark the day will be organizing a stakeholder conference where corporate/government and NGO’s will have the platform to discuss the investment they have to support education in Ghana as well as the challenges they are facing especially in this COVID – 19 environments.

We believe that by doing this, ABCDE will garner support for the various initiatives discussed. This will go a long way to better the lives of students in various schools.

 

The International Day Conference


The conference would be held in August 2020 at a major conferencing facility yet to be decided on from 8-11 am or 3-5 pm prompt.  Locations being considered for the hosting of this event include the British Council and Insurance Hall.

 

Categories of Dignitaries and participants to be invited for this event include;

  • Government Agencies and officials
  • UNESCO
  • Private Sector Companies
  • University Administrators, Headmasters, Professors, Teachers and Researchers
  • The print, online and electronic Media

 

Objectives


ABCDE has one objective for this program

Allow organizations to educate the public on investment they have made in education so far, issues of concern, to mobilize the support and resources to address the educational problems, and to celebrate and reinforce its achievements.

Focus area

What International Youth Day is about?

How you(organization) have supported the youth especially in Education in this COVID-19 environment

Success and Challenges

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