young people

young people

High school students Mamadou Thioye (19), at left, and Aisha* (16). Both are participants in the 'Connecting 4 Life' program.

Scaling up sexuality education for young people in Senegal

Almost one-third of the Senegalese population is between 10 and 24 – the age in which most people become sexually active. However, sexuality education is very limited, which makes young people vulnerable to unwanted pregnancies or HIV. Implemented by Oxfam, the Connecting 4 Life program has been conceived to fill this gap through an innovative approach.

Free education is one of the strongest weapons in the fight against inequality, benefiting everyone in society, but the poorest youth most of all. Photo: Dustin Barter/Oxfam

Supporting today’s youth, the best chance to end poverty tomorrow

Generational inequality has grown at an alarming rate, paralleling the rise in the gap between rich and poor. Despite their potential and strength in numbers, youth continue to be culturally and politically marginalized. Yet, they could be instrumental in finding solutions to the challenges of poverty.

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