OECS Launches New Youth Platform: OECS YES In Action

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Monday, August 27, 2018 — The OECS Commission is pleased to launch a new youth-centered initiative, OECS YES In Action, that provides a platform for knowledge sharing and inspiration to the region’s aspiring young professionals.

OECS YES In Action, is an extension of the OECS YES Campaign created to foster the development of a Youth Empowered Society (YES) through support, networking and innovation.

Youth account for over 30% of the population in the OECS and, as such, have the potential to make a significant impact on the future of the region.

OECS YES In Action seeks to recognise inspirational young persons on the path to great achievements and serves as a complement to the OECS Feature Series, which highlights the accomplishments of consummate professionals from the OECS Member States within the region and in the Diaspora.

OECS Director General, Dr. Didacus Jules, gave the initiative his full support noting the significance of youth empowerment as the region battles against high levels of unemployment.

“We cannot underestimate the power of these positive narratives on the future aspirations of our young persons.”

“Youth development is at the core of the OECS Growth and Development Strategy and we are committed to doing everything in our power to inspire and support the region’s youth to achieve their fullest potential,” Dr. Jules confirmed.

The campaign will highlight one exceptional OECS young person ‘to watch’ on a bi-monthly basis and aims to encourage the region’s youth to open their minds to extraordinary career possibilities through the inspiring success stories of their OECS peers.

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