Youth, Education and Work in (post-)conflict areas

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Description

Young people play a crucial role in (post-) conflict areas. They embody the ‘hope of the nation’ as the text on the shirt of one of the boys in the picture reads. Still, if they do not get the right opportunities, they may easily give up hope and refer to destructive ways to survive such as prostitution, drug abuse, or joining militias. Education can be decisive for them to gain skills and an income, as well as self-esteem as they contribute to the community. Setting priorities in this respect is not an easy task for educational professionals at different levels. >
Period14-Jul-201722-Jul-2017
Event typeConference
LocationGroningen, Netherlands

Keywords

  • youth, education, work, empowerment, agency