Everything you need to know about International Youth Day - 12th August

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Everything you need to know about International Youth Day - 12th August

August 12 marks the annual celebration of International Youth Day. It is an international day of awareness, recognizing the efforts and contributions of youth across the globe and empowering them to make a positive difference in their communities and nations. We observe this day to celebrate hope for the future.

Today’s youth has the potential to shape the world both in the present and in the future.

With changing times, the role of youth is more important than ever. Their active involvement plays a vital role in the betterment of society. Giving the youth the opportunity to be active participants in the social and political life of their societies ensures that we are building a world that is truly for them.

Virtual volunteering proved to be a boon of light in the darkness of the pandemic that offered assistance in numerous ways. Virtual volunteering opened multiple avenues that extended support to society. Here are some ways young volunteers can reach out to support a cause close to their hearts. All that one needs is internet connectivity, a device to work on and the willingness to help.

Event blogging: It is vital to raise awareness about causes that needs attention. This can help with fundraising, employing more volunteers, and increasing general awareness.

Data entry: Every program needs extensive data analysis, and for this, there is a need to build the database with data entry.

Support education: There are various ways to support educational causes, and this includes tasks like recording audiobooks for print-impaired and teaching English or soft skills to underprivileged youth.

Content Curating and Marketing: Tech-savvy youth can assist with writing newsletters, website content and help promote the cause of nonprofits.

There are many ways in which youth can participate based on their skills, passion, and time contribution. You just need to find out the right fit for you!

What is the purpose of International Youth Day?

Often, young people face major challenges and barriers to prosperity. Those living in developed and developing countries are more prone to face mental and social challenges, whereas the youth of underdeveloped countries face extreme problems rooted in a lack of basic needs such as education, health, and employment. International Youth Day is celebrated to express these beliefs and create awareness of such issues that the world’s youth is facing.

Increasing the interaction between young people and decision-makers at all levels of government is a way to help address youth issues. Various kinds of events, such as conferences, seminars, debates, training sessions featuring influential figures as key speakers and fundraisers take place on International Youth Day.

With a better understanding of these problems that are a hindrance to youth development, policy changes can be more easily implemented.

Impact of International Youth Day

Awareness about poverty

Many children soldier through their days hungry, too often for the sake of their education. Other children go to bed hungry each night and head to school in the morning undernourished. Hunger is not just a problem of the past, it affects many more children every year. We can all make a difference by becoming more aware of these issues and taking action to help prevent them.

Tangible improvements in children’s lives

International Youth Day celebrates the strength, courage and determination of young people across the globe. It displays a set of priorities to focus on creating real and noticeable improvements in children’s lives. This day is designed to encourage awareness and action that focuses on providing access to education, fighting childhood hunger, reducing HIV/AIDS among children and adolescents, encouraging child rights defenders and supporting their efforts.

Encourage a better future

Bringing in the spirit of International Youth Day does not need to be difficult. Few things are more simple than giving back to those less fortunate. Creating sustainable solutions for our future (and the future of those on the most vulnerable side of our planet) should be our mission for a better future.  International Youth Day is a great time for all of us to think about how we can bridge the gap between education, employment opportunities and well-being to ensure that more young people can live better lives.

At Goodera, we connect Corporates and Nonprofits to help create a better world with virtual volunteering opportunities. Explore various options that match your passion and skills to help create a better world with virtual volunteering.