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International Youth Day 2024

International Youth Day 2024 will be celebrated on August 12. This annual observance was established by the United Nations to draw attention to the challenges faced by young people around the world and to celebrate their potential as partners in today’s global society. Each year, International Youth Day has a different theme, highlighting various issues that affect youth, such as education, employment, and social inclusion.

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International Youth Day And Health

International Youth Day, celebrated every August 12, shines a spotlight on the incredible energy and potential of young people, especially in the realm of health. This day is a powerful reminder of how vital it is to empower youth to take charge of their communities' well-being. When young people step up as health volunteers, they bring fresh ideas, boundless enthusiasm, and a unique ability to connect with their peers. They tackle pressing issues like mental health, nutrition, and access to healthcare with passion and determination. By supporting youth involvement in health initiatives, we're not just building a healthier future; we're nurturing a generation of compassionate, driven leaders ready to make a real difference in the world.

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Objectives

Raise Awareness

Educate Health Volunteers and communities about the links between environmental factors and health outcomes, emphasizing the importance of environmental stewardship for human health.

Actionable Solutions

Mobilize Health Volunteers to participate in environmental health projects, such as tree planting, clean-up drives, and initiatives to reduce pollution and mitigate climate change.

Build Partnerships

Collaborate with environmental organizations, local governments, and other stakeholders to leverage resources, expertise, and networks in advancing environmental health goals within the Health Volunteers Program for a long term impact.

Outcomes of the campaign

Enhances Public Health

By addressing environmental determinants of health, the Health Volunteers Program can contribute to reducing the burden of environmentally-related diseases and improving overall community health outcomes.

Promotes Sustainable Development

Integrating environmental health initiatives aligns with the principles of sustainable development, fostering resilience, equity, and well-being for present and future generations.

Empowers Communities

Engaging Health Volunteers in environmental health activities empowers communities to take ownership of their environmental resources and advocate for healthier and more sustainable environments.

What do you get as a Volunteer?

Participating in Health Volunteers campaigns offers an experience equivalent to an internship or fellowship, providing you with invaluable lifelong experience and learning opportunities.

Meaningful Impact

By joining the program, volunteers will have the opportunity to make a tangible difference in their communities and contribute to global efforts towards environmental sustainability.

Skill Development

Engaging in various activities within the program will allow volunteers to enhance a diverse set of skills, including communication, teamwork, project management, and environmental awareness.

Networking Opportunities

Volunteers will have the chance to connect with like-minded individuals, experts in the field, and community leaders, expanding their professional network and fostering collaborations for future endeavors.

Recognition and Appreciation

 Volunteers' efforts will be recognized and appreciated by the community, stakeholders, and program organizers, providing a sense of fulfillment and validation for their contributions.

Rewards

Upon completion of the program, volunteers will receive a certificate of participation, acknowledging their dedication and commitment to promoting environmental health and sustainability.

Opportunities for Leadership

The program offers avenues for volunteers to take on leadership roles, guiding and inspiring others in their environmental advocacy journey, thereby fostering a culture of leadership and empowerment.

Youth Adda

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Join us for the Youth Adda on June 5, 2024, to delve into the critical topic of Youth Volunteering for a Healthier Planet. Youth Adda is designed to explore and understand the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in detail and to empower young people with actionable insights.

Click the button below to RSVP.

Selected participants will receive an invitation to this insightful and engaging event.

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