According to Ghana’s national youth policy (2010) youth is defined as young people between 15-35 years. This means young people of this age range find similarities and therefore can relate cordially as compared to their relationship with older people. Hence it is easier to mobilize when individuals are found within this age range. Youth are better and more comfortable discussing their issues with their colleague as youth who respect them and also participate in activities with them. Therefore, it is always best to choose youth leaders who are within the age range of majority, respect, and also youth activist.
Rejuvenating and rallying the youth for victory in 2020 and beyond through effective and efficient mobilization and organization.
To provide innovative and everyone’s involvement in youth activities for achieving our vision.
Strategies/Policy Adaptations for Driving the Mission to Achieve the Vision.
✅Developing comprehensive data for youth: in order to work effectively and recognize the youth in the party, there must be a database. The database allows us to determine the number of youth and also to know whether we are improving on the membership drives. This database will allow us to award recognized hardworking youth in their specific field of perfection.
✅Effective youth mobilization: the ability to mobilize youth for 2020 and beyond is the ultimate target. It is one of my strategies to bring youth together through the formation of keep fit clubs across all the branches in the constituency. These keep fit clubs will be coordinated by the branch youth organizers empowered by my office through mobilization of resources and regular participation. I believe these keep fit clubs will create an avenue for information dissemination, unity, and a sense of volunteerism.
✅Unearth local voices: opportunity to feature live talks at events, bringing attention to undiscovered voices of the in our constituency. Avenues will be created for all branches to experience youth activism as the most significant way of involving everyone.
Democratic leadership, teamwork and coordination of diverse organizational skills: everyone has unique capabilities. We just need the guideline and support to make it happen. Everyone’s involvement will make our coming back in 2020 a reality.
Application of laid down rules and guidelines: to make our coordination, mobilization and organization easier, there must be guidelines and rules innovated to conform to the party constitution. This helps to guide our activities and progress.
✅Put in work with passion: to yield positive results, there should be ways of inculcating the sense of volunteerism and form of motivation to ginger youth for work. There will be life changing and transformation programs such as health screening, youth forums adolescent health education, on various senior high school campuses. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy, on this note, I will unite the youth front with unity games and works across the branches in the constituency.
✅Efficient and effective communication between the youth and the party: communication is key in the organization as the imparting or exchange of information. I aim at communicating through the branch youth organizers to the entire youth in the constituency. There will be a common platform for all the branch youth organizers to share and receive information. There will be a frequent engagement of the youth front to rejuvenate and revive the spirit of youth activism in the constituency.
✅Skills development to empower the youth: engaging the youth with available opportunities for skills development is the way to go. By doing so the youth will be empowered to contribute in our youth activism. In this case, the database will help us identify the youth with capabilities for specific skills development.
✅Self-development to empower the youth: self-development in terms of building individuals to meet the working force globally. I intend to do this through lobbying scholarship slots for youth in the constituency. Currently, I am in touch with a colleague back at UHAS TEIN who is now in China for scholarship slots for youth empowerment.
✅Develop and improve the interest of the youth in the party: in order to promote and improve the interest of youth, there must be mutual respect for everyone on the youth front and the entire membership of the party. Unity is another way to improve the interest of the youth in the party. There should be peace and harmony devoid of factions and personal interests. I believe when we begin to change as a youth to have a positive impact on our branches, our constituency will develop.
✅Celebrate and protect the vision: this will be a form of motivation and spirit of enthusiasm towards our vision.
It’s youth agenda, let’s get involved.