The United Nations has designated July 15 as the WORLD YOUTH SKILLS DAY with the aim of invoking awareness on the importance and increasing relevance of skills development which cannot be overemphasized in the continual effort towards local and global growth.
The global and economic crisis that has arisen due to the ravaging COVID-19, have rendered a large percentage of individuals out of reliable employment and has thrown sole owners of businesses grasping for survival. There is an increased rate in unemployment with a simultaneous setback on young people (learners), due to school closures including technical and vocational training institutions.
The Sustainable Developmental Goals also advocate for quality and inclusive learning through promoting relevant learning opportunities for all with a focus on technical and vocational skills development. *WORLD YOUTH SKILLS DAY* provides the avenue for youths, technical and vocational training centers, government, and private organizations to support and acknowledge the positive importance of skill acquisition.
*BRAIN BUILDERS YOUTH DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE* is an organization set up for the noble cause of promoting youth engagement, education, and general welfare. We, therefore, support the global organization and urge all stakeholders to contribute to equipping youth in relevant skill development, so as to combat the unfolding crisis due to the pandemic Covid-19, and to prepare youth to tackle future global disruption. In addition, we urge young people to equip themselves with necessary soft skills to meet the demands of the increasing inclination of the global economy towards digitalization
WORLD YOUTH SKILLS DAY’ 2020; SKILLS FOR A RESILIENT YOUTH