Mar 14, 2018 | SDG Goal.
The first world countries described as “Developed” often categorize third world countries as “Developing”, however lack of material wealth does not really indicate that a country is deprived. Also a strong economy in a highly developed nation does not mean much especially when a significant percentage of the population is struggling to cross the poverty line and manage vulnerability.
This is the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.
Vulnerable People are individuals who circumstances and activities lack the most absolute basic human life skills. They are unable, and sometimes unwilling, to properly learn or properly maintain these skills, to obtain friends and associate with others.
FBIN And Vulnerability
Fresh & Young Brains Initiative an organization with the mandate of integrating youth and vulnerable groups into policy and developmental processes, with the support of Alexijan Consults under our Volunteer For Life (VFL) and Youth Farm (YFarm) projects developed the Leave No Youth Behind Campaign on the SDGs in order to provide a unique platform for vulnerable youth to share and gain relevant experiences from key stakeholders, and also advocate for inclusion in the policy and decision making spaces. This Campaign draws its strength from the ‘Leave No One Behind’ Principles of the SDGs and targets youth with disability, special and health needs, young widows and widowers, young victims of violence, rural and out of school youth, among other vulnerable youth.
The initial phase of the Campaign which was jointly implemented by our organization and Alexijan Consults would run as a project from November 2017 – November 2020. This Campaign focuses on research and documentation; policy advocacy and public mobilization on inclusion of vulnerable youth in policy and developmental processes; capacity building of the selected groups on Basic Life, Trans-formative Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Skills; innovative labs; Mock Parliaments; Documentary; and Competitions; and positions them to benefit from the ‘Leave No Youth Behind Agenda’ for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Four Thematic Areas under this project include;
Group 1: Youth with Disability, Albinism and other Special Needs
Group 2: Young Orphans, Widows and Widowers
Group 3: Out of School and Grassroots Youth
Group 4: Young Prisoners and Youth in Conflict Situations
There are several ways by which we neglect these people
Negligence as the name implies is to neglect or have laxity towards something or someone. Wikipedia tells us that Negligence is a failure to exercise the appropriate and/or ethical ruled care expected to be exercised among specified circumstances. The less privileged people are those who are poor and have no social advantages. Neglecting them means non inclusion in social and corporate activities, treating then as less human, insulting them among other less moral acts. This should not be so, they are human beings and deserve every equal right too.
Let us all work towards eliminating these situations from the society.
We can’t do it alone.
I am among this camapaign.
Support the #LeaveNoYouthBehind Campaign for the inclusion of vulnerable people in societal affairs.