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WHAT DO YOU THINK OF UNEMPLOYED YOUTHS ROAMING THE STREETS? HOW CAN WE BE OF HELP TO THEM?

I THOUGHT OF WHAT IS HAPPENNING AROUND ME, AND DECIDE TO SEEK PEOPLES OPINION ON THE ISSUE.
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In their report on September 30, 2012, BBC News Business said, “High youth unemployment is one of the biggest problems confronting societies around the world.” The International Labor Organization (ILO) called them the “lost generation” and says the crisis is still escalating. According to José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director of the ILO Employment Sector, “The youth unemployment crisis can be beaten but only if job creation for young people becomes a key priority in policy-making and private sector investment picks up significantly.”

One approach that shows real promise is the entrepreneurship model. Generation Enterprise, an all-volunteer “ youth-led network of small business incubators and community hubs, launched their pilot project, YouthBank, in 2009 in Lagos, Nigeria with the support of McKinsey & Company, Oxford University, the University of Pennsylvania, Seventh Generation Corporation, the Nigeria Network of NGOs, and Freedom Foundation. Using what they call the GEN model, Generation Enterprise provides youth with training in entrepreneurship, helps them generate and test business ideas, works with them to create business plans, helps them launch their business, and provides financial resources along the way. 

Answered about 2 years ago exdir1 143 from United States

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I appreciate the quote exdir1 posted from José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, it states the answer in very clear terms. 


I recognize that the conditions for employment creation vary from region to region. In the US, our economy has great vitality, the headlines notwithstanding, and provides tremendous opportunity for job creation (the stock market tells a truer picture of our potential). 


In a services-driven economy there are many challenges that need human power to solve. Social entrepreneurs are finding opportunities in the consumer goods sector (numitea.com), food production (rubiconbakery.com) and hospitality (evergreenlodge.com) to name just a few examples.

Answered about 2 years ago ren 4 from United States

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