International Youth Day!
Happy International Youth Day from the Commonwealth Alliance of Youth Worker Associations (CAYWA).
CAYWA members work with millions of young people across the Commonwealth. Our work and the work of the Commonwealth Youth Programme to professionalise Youth Work aims to raise the recognition of Youth Work in the 54 Commonwealth countries that have 20 billion people 60% of whom are under 30. Youth Workers make a difference in the lives of young people and their communities, they strive to give young people a voice and put a spotlight on their unique barriers.
The Commonwealth has launched the Youth Development Index this week which you can find here that outlines the challenges that we all face. But today we are celebrating the many wonderful achievements of young people across the Commonwealth and wish everyone a Happy International Youth Day.