Activiteit: Organising and contributing to an event › Academic
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.