International Youth Day 2019

Today, Monday 12 August, is the United Nations ‘International Youth Day’. The theme for this year is ‘transforming education’. To commerate the day, the St Helena Safe Haven Project, forming part of the Children & Adults Social Care Directorate, have organised an awareness raising campaign.

The Campaign will include an assembly for Year 9 and 10 students of Prince Andrew School and a fun day to commerate the day held in September 2019. Further details will be announced soon.

Notes to Editor

12 August was first designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999, and serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth, particularly the youth of St Helena.

There are currently 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world. According to the SHG Statistics Office, the number of young people between the ages of 12 and 18 on St Helena are:

Young people between the ages of 12 and 18 in February 2016 (2016 Population & Housing Census)
  Male Female Total
All residents 163 142 305
St Helenians 155 129 284

 

Young people between the ages of 12 and 18 in 2019 (estimated, excluding migration)
  Male Female Total
All residents 147 137 284
St Helenians 132 122 254

 

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12 August 2019

 

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