ThinkYoung commits to mainstreaming digital literacy in Europe & Africa
Think Young commits to Decent Jobs for Youth on mainstreaming coding and soft skills into education across Europe and Africa.
(Europe & Africa) Think Young, a not-for-profit organisation with the aim of making the world a better place for young people, has pledged a commitment to the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth. The commitment, in collaboration with Boeing, focuses on encouraging more young women to work in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by building their interest in these fields and equipping them with skills needed for the 21st century.
Think Young achieves the commitment objectives by hosting a 21st century skills summer school. The Coding Summer School has a strong focus on the gender gap in STEM by ensuring 70% female participants in the program. It is delivered through a unique approach by inviting practitioners to train the students in developing hands-on skills such as coding, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication, helping them gain practical experience and boost their creativity during the five-day training. The commitment will generate research outcomes on the current state of youth skills especially STEM and coding skills to inform broader stakeholders.
The Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Decent Jobs for Youth was launched in 2016 as a UN system-wide effort, focusing on the youth employment challenge that is central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It has now become a global, multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together governments, social partners, the private sector, youth and civil society organizations, and other key stakeholders in an effort to scale up action and impact on youth employment. They work together to share knowledge, leverage resources and take action at country and regional level, with current commitments aimed at supporting more than 18 million young people in accessing decent work and productive employment worldwide.