Youth engagement in shaping their community
Show: Adobe Youth Voices
Bonairean youth are often stereotyped as just hang out either looking for trouble or not doing anything productive. The truth is that the majority of Bonairean young people want to make their dreams become a reality but for some, it is a struggle. Unfortunately, many have given up. But the good news is that we can do something about that. We can make the youth's voice and dreams be heard. We can empower the youth in our communities by providing them with the skills they need to effect change on Bonaire. The we set-up a town-hall meeting in each town where the youth can share their vision for their own town. Their solutions should be in the following areas: - closing the culture gap (help prevent differences between cultures in their town and stimulate mutual understanding) - strengthen the intergenerational infrastructure (bringing seniors and youth together) The ideas need to be narrowed down the top 3 best ideas for each area. After this the youth should brainstorm on activities for the two areas. Finally the youth should implement the ideas themselves using youth media, social media and music.