Poverty has been the greatest shame and scandal of our era. At the UN Millennium Summit in 2000,189 world leaders promised to end poverty by 2015, which translates into committing themselves to the realization of eight Goals, that is the Millennium Development Goal (MDGs).The MDGs in a numerical order are to Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, Achieve universal primary education, Promote gender equality and empower women, Reduce child mortality, Improve maternal health, Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, Ensure environmental sustainability and Develop a global partnership for development
As we kick off the 21st century, more than one billion people around the world live in extreme poverty. Some 25 million people die from hunger each year, and a billion people lack access to clean drinking water. Nearly half of all Africans live on less than one dollar per day. The figures are numbing; however, a growing number of people including the youth of this generation believe that it is possible to eradicate poverty within the next few decades. Perhaps you might be interested in knowing some facts and figures about the about our world and the MDGs.
The 1st Progress Report Form outlines the progress made by Youth Enterprise Development. It highlights the challenges the organization faced, while outlining planned project activities and completed activities, as well the positive learning points that were noted throughout the programme. Finally, it provides a breakdown of the expenditures that will be used with the grant money given.
The Global Youth Service Day 2013 Report for Young People We Care outlines YPWC’s participation on this day. YPWC was able to attract the media through radio discussions and had important members of Ghana, including Miss Emega Adeti, Mr. Parker Wilson and Mr. Yussif Abdul-Mummin participate at the launch of the event. School children were engaged, as well a public officials for a successful GYSD 2013.
The Report on Media Youth Campaign for Young People We Care highlights the important work of YPWC in providing education about environmental concerns to members of the community in Accra, Ghana. Workshops were set up, followed by training sessions that helped youth embark on media campaigns. It outlined the causes and effects of environmental problems, as well as some possible solutions. It is hoped the aims of the Media Youth Project would be far reaching and have a lasting impact on society.