Happy International Youth Day 2019!
International Youth Day serves as an annual celebration of the role of young men and women around the globe as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth.
About this year's theme—Transforming Education
There are currently 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world. This is the largest youth population ever. However, more than half of all children and adolescents aged 6-14 lack basic reading and maths skills, despite the fact that the majority of them are attending school.
This year’s theme highlights efforts to make education more inclusive and accessible for all youth, including efforts by youth themselves. International Youth Day 2019 will examine how Governments, young people, youth-led and youth-focused organizations, as well as other stakeholders, are transforming education so that it becomes a powerful tool to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Biz Group is a proud B1G1 partner
B1G1 (BUY1GIVE1) is a global business giving initiative designed for SMEs around the world as an effective way to contribute to charitable organisations. With B1G1, we are able to donate money to some amazing causes every time a client of ours spends money on a Biz Group service, such as a Learning Journey or a Teambuilding activity.
In 2019 so far, we're proud to say that we have provided:
- A month of teaching to 72,188 special needs pre-schoolers in South Africa
- A school kit for 21,708 disadvantaged children in Cambodia
- 10,088 days of access to a special life education program for children in India
Thank you to all of our amazing clients for your help, we couldn't have done it without you!
How can you get involved?
Visit the B1G1 website to find out more about this wonderful initiative, and visit the United Nations website to find out more about International Youth Day.