In line with the celebration of the 2021 international Youth Day, Rwanda We Want Organization organized a virtual campaign to abide by the measures from health officials to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Aired on RWW’s social media platform for a period of 2 weeks, the campaign aims at celebrating the youth’s contribution to their communities’ development. At the same time, the campaign is aimed at inducing them to grab the opportunities available.
“The international Youth Day is an opportunity to celebrate young people’s voices, actions as well as initiatives,” said Colbert Rulinda, the Executive Director of Rwanda We Want Organization while kickstarting the campaign.
It is also an opportunity, he added, to reflect on our role and contribution as young people to our community’s development as well as the Rwanda We Want.
With this year’s theme being: “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health”, it is evident that the COVID-19 pandemic highly impacted human health, the environment as well as the food systems, and the success of the global efforts to overcome the negative impact will not be achieved without the significant participation of young people.
International Youth Day is celebrated annually on 12 August to bring youth issues to the attention of the international community mostly through its yearly chosen particular theme and celebrate the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society.
It was established by the UN General Assembly (A/RES/54/120), which on 17 December 1999, endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth calling for 12 August to be declared International Youth Day. It was first observed on 12th August, 2000.