According to a United Nations (UN) resolution, Sunday, July 15, is World Youth Skills Day, which encourages providing young people with the needed skills and education to attain gainful employment and develop careers.
The UN reports “young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality of jobs.”
They also note, young people are subject to “greater labor market inequalities.”
Last month, the Iloilo City Social Welfare and Development Office provided educational assistance to 87 street kids.
“The city government is just here to support you,” said Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III. “You must realize how valuable education is”
In addition, the Community Anti-Drug Coalition of Bacolod earlier held a walk, “Lakad Iwas Droga,” which sought to raise awareness on the harmful effects of drugs, particularly among the youth.
Participants and organizations were also urged to make donations, which would be used to fund skills training for the youth and surrendered drug personalities./WDJ