International Youth Day 2019: Transforming Education

This International Youth Day, Aidlink is celebrating the brilliant young women and men we work with in Africa and Ireland.

 

The theme of International Youth Day 2019 is “Transforming Education” and Aidlink works every day to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for the most marginalised communities in Kenya and Uganda.

 

The central focus of our programmes in Africa is getting and keeping girls in school. In Kajiado County, Kenya, we have seen a 46% increase in the number of girls completing primary school – and this is truly transformational.

 

Aidlink’s unique Immersion Programme places Irish secondary school students in school with their African peers, connecting communities, building links and empowering students to be the change they wish to see in the world.

 

Thank you to all the young people who participate in our programmes. Happy International Youth Day! 🙂

 

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Sources:

https://www.un.org/development/desa/youth/news/2019/04/iyd-2/

https://www.un.org/en/events/youthday/

 

Photo: Students from Archbishop Kiwanuka Secondary School and Loreto HIgh School Beaufort during Aidlink’s Immersion Programme in 2018.

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