BENEFITING: FRIENDS INTERNATIONAL INC
Friends-International wrote -
A Generation In Crisis!
Already 500 million children and young people have been pushed onto the margins of society around the world. That number continues to grow.
At the same time, the global youth unemployment rate is close to its crisis peak: 73 million young people are estimated to be unemployed in 2013, pushing an entire generation further into marginalization. They are forced to migrate, pushed to live on the streets, work in dangerous jobs including the sex trade, at risk of HIV, and faced with a life of crime and violence.
This affects us all!
These young people have a dramatic impact upon economies, draining them of resources and they prove to be an ideal breeding ground for social unrest… the disconnected, disenfranchised, disillusioned young person of today is easy prey to crime and extremist ideologies and many are joining such gangs and violent groups. We all see the impact this can have on our lives and communities.
Can anything be done to prevent this?
Yes it can.
It's what we do best at Friends-International.
We save lives and build futures, reaching out to where these young people are, on the streets, in poor communities, in prisons… wherever we have to go, we go there, connecting them to training for jobs, giving them skills that will last a lifetime and will bring them back into society as productive citizens.
We ensure they have all the social support they need on that journey, and we equip families and communities to support their children and young people.
We cannot, and do not, do this alone. We have strong partnerships across the world working together with us to make real change in these young lives.
In the past five years, together, we have brought a quarter of a million young people back from the brink and built a better future for them.
We need your help to keep positive change happening.
Join with us.
Together, building futures