YOUTH FOR CHANGE CONFERENCE 2021 – AFTERSHOCKS, CHILDHOOD IN THE NEW NORMAL

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December 20-22, 2021

Zoom

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Photo by Larm Rmah on Unsplash.

YOUTH FOR CHANGE CONFERENCE 2021 – AFTERSHOCKS, CHILDHOOD IN THE NEW NORMAL

What is it like to be a child in a world ravaged by Covid-19?

That depends on where in the world you are.

Millions of girls and boys in the world’s poorest places are facing devastating secondary impact from the pandemic:

  • Covid-19 could force over 19 million people, half of them children, into famine across 12 of the world’s most fragile countries.
  • Almost 7 in 10 refugees and internally displaced persons cannot meet their basic healthcare needs because of the pandemic.
  • Up to 85 million more children have faced a heightened threat of violence due to pandemic-induced lockdowns.
  • Over the next decade, up to 10 million more girls will be at risk of become child brides as a result of the pandemic.
  • 8 million more children could be forced into child labour or begging.

This December, come for the sixth edition of the annual Youth for Change Conference (YFCC) and learn about the little-reported, but no less severe, secondary impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable children and youths, including heightened needs among refugees, and aggravated child rights violations such as child marriage and child labour.

Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and youths as they cope with the aftershocks of the global pandemic.

You can:

  • Get up close and personal with World Vision’s field practitioners and youth leaders sharing how they have helped vulnerable communities in different countries.
  • Understand the invisible threats the pandemic poses to children, from the mental health struggles of refugee children to child rights violations.
  • Forge cross-cultural connections with an international community of cause-driven youths.

YFCC was started in 2016 to introduce youths from the Asia-Pacific region to contemporary humanitarian and development issues as well as the work that World Vision has been undertaking in response to these challenges.

Date: December 20-22, 2021

Time: 9am-12pm (December 20 & 22, 2021)
            10am-1.15pm (December 21, 2021)

Cost: S$15

Click here to register

About the Organiser:
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable children, families and communities to empower them to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

Working in nearly 100 countries around the world, World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.