Youth are not passive recipients and beneficiaries. Young people are not the problem. Young people are the solution. Young people are the force of change behind the digital revolution. Jidaw insists that they cannot be ignored!
Communities that make progress are those that embrace youth issues, concerns, problems and aspirations. The youth contribute significantly to innovation as well as the promotion and development of ICTs.
How do young people use ICT, how do they access ICT, how do they create and contribute through ICT? Young people lead tomorrow’s digital revolution today. If ICT must drive development Youth must be active game changers and not bystanders.
The reality is that young people are innovators – they cannot be limited to the worlds of entertainment and sports. Entertainment cannot resolve the developmental problems of unstable power supply and weak infrastructure; Sports cannot foster higher productivity in industry and better governance. Fresh, youthful, innovative ideas, energies and strengths are needed.
To fulfill their mission Young people must be empowered with critical life, ICT and entrepreneurial skills. Young people must take ownership of their development and progress as “learners, developers, professionals, contributors, entrepreneurs and decision-makers”. Through Jidaw young people are exposed to exciting and challenging opportunities to fulfill their dreams and make a difference.
Jidaw is Future Gen by providing information, guidance and experience sharing opportunities focused on ICTs and Young People