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Featured photo: Highlighting work to support youth empowerment

Photo credit: Nichole Sobecki, USAID
Photo credit: Nichole Sobecki, USAID


As the world highlights International Youth Day 2015, this week’s featured photo shows Joseph Chege, a member of Kenyan youth group Mariaini Bunge, pitching in on prep for a local community greenhouse. The project, part of a USAID youth program, is supporting opportunities for community and civic engagement for young people in Kenya.

Engagement and participation of youth is essential to achieving sustainable human development. This year’s International Youth Day emphasizes the critical need to promote civic engagement and participation of youth in politics and public life, so that young people can be empowered and bring a full contribution to society and development.

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