Free Course on “Youth and the MDGs” for African Youth
Course Dates: 16th October to 16th November.
This course is designed for young people aged 18-30 in Ghana who are actively involved in making a difference in their communities. The course aims to help its participants learn about the UN’s 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), their specific targets, and their importance as a framework for global development. The course will then focus on how young people who do not have access to internet can work towards contributing to the MDGs, what can be done locally, and the potential for young people to make a difference through Online learning in ICT centres in Ghana. The course will be led by young professionals and local expert from UNFPA and Youth Dividend and will combine theoretical and practical knowledge.
The course will be running simultaneously in Kenya and Malawi. In Ghana, the course will be restricted to 15 participants – preference is given to participants who are active in their communities and who intend to use the course material to help them make a difference in their communities. It is focused on young people from the Ningo-Prampram constituency. At least 2-3 hours of internet per week is required to complete the course. They will be supported to take the course in an ICT center.
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About the Course Developers and Sponsors:
- Life-Link Friendship Schools Ghana is a non-profit, youth-led organization that engages youth in discussions through Model United Nations and educational debates to discuss issues of local and international importance.
- Youth Dividend is a non-profit organization youth-led organization in Pakistan committed to empower and enable youth & adolescent to influence international and national policy frameworks and be positive agents of change.
- Youth Action for Change is a global, youth-led organization inspiring and empowering young people worldwide to become active agents of change in their own communities, so as to be able to tackle the issues affecting them and the world at large.
- UNFPA Pakistan, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every person to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity.