Hey! Its INTERNATIONAL Youth Day!

BY JESICA SLABBERT - AUGUST 12, 2016

You might be wondering, how is International Youth Day different from our Youth Day? Well, the 12th of August was named International Youth Day by the United Nations (UN), to recognise the efforts of the world’s youth in enhancing global society, and to promote ways to engage them in becoming more actively involved with making positive contributions to their communities.

A number of activities and events that take place around the world on International Youth Day promote the benefits that young people bring into the world.

Many countries participate in this global event, which may include youth conferences on issues such as education and employment.

Other activities include concerts promoting the world’s youth, as well as various sporting events, parades and mobile exhibitions that showcase young people’s achievements.

This day is just an observance and not a public holiday, but that shouldn’t stop you from creating a fun event for the local youth on this day. Go visit youth centres or take your friends or kids out for some fun activities for the day. Make the most of your youth today!