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ERIC Number: ED560483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-92-820-1189-8
Youth Driving Community Education: Testimonies of Empowerment from Asia and the Pacific
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
The case stories presented in this publication focus on young people from vulnerable communities that the Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) members are actively engaged with and who have been mobilized in ASPBAE programs for youth leadership and capacity development. Their narratives showcase the successes of empowered youth in rising to the daunting challenges presented by their environments. Following a foreword by Arne Carlsen, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, and an introduction by Maria Lourdes Almazan Khan, Secretary-General of the ASPBAE, the self-authored narratives include: (1) Sketches from the Life of an Inspired Bangladeshi Rural Youth (Fahima Prity); (2) Earning and Empowered (Shanti Devi); (3) Changing Rural Landscape through Community Video (Subhash Maule); (4) Living Her Dreams (Sifa Humaeroh); (5) "Ko Wai Au? Ko Au He Tao Rangatira!" Who Am I? I Am a Young Warrior! (Brooklyn Emery); (6) Returning to My Roots (Carol Doyanan); and (7) A Role Model for Timorese Youth (Fonseca Goveia Leite). The case studies presented are a showcase of the innovative programs utilized by youth organisations. The programs provide positive role models, mentors, and counselors from among the community elders and leaders. Just as important is the emotional support that the youth found in the programs. Peers played a critical role through shared experiences and a common language. These programs amplified their voices. In doing so, the programs empowered them--together with their communities--to become responsible citizens and agents for change. [Language editing for this document was done by Damian Harrison. Editorial assistance was provided by Daria Sukharchuk and Puneet Toor.]
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) (Germany); Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education
Identifiers - Location: Asia; Bangladesh; India; Indonesia; Nepal; New Zealand; Philippines; Timor-Leste