09 May 2019

The Second Decade of a Child’s Life

Education and School to Work Transition, UNICEF in Kosovo ensures that all adolescents and youth, particularly the most marginalized, are resilient and equipped with skills for life and work and have access to high-quality education in inclusive and equitable environments., Challenges, Adolescence is a time of significant change, when brain development accelerates and young people are eager to be heard, challenging those around them and engaging with opportunities that prepare them for a bright and prosperous future. For many adolescents and youth in Kosovo, the second decade of life is fraught with structural and social factors…, Solutions, UNICEF in Kosovo works to ensure that quality education is a top priority for children, adolescents, youth, parents, local communities, and institutions. We support the reform of Kosovo’s education system to promote high-quality, inclusive, and relevant education—consistent with the demands of the labor market—to better launch graduates into work…, Resources, Adolescent and Youth Empowerment, UNICEF in Kosovo ensures that adolescents and youth have access to platforms and increased capacity to amplify their voices. This means ensuring that youth are connected, actively engaged, empowered, and equipped with skills to create solutions to unmet social needs., Challenges, In Kosovo, traditional social norms mean that young people are often not included in decision-making in their homes, schools, or communities. Significantly, 61 per cent of adolescents and youth report feelings of exclusion, perceiving “little” or “no opportunity to participate in decision-making processes. This means adolescents and youth in…, Solutions, UNICEF in Kosovo ensures that adolescents and youth have opportunities to amplify their voices on issues that impact them. Together with Kosovo authorities and the private sector, UNICEF advocates for resources and scaling up programmes that can create opportunities to increase youth capacity and promote active participation in their homes,…