Solutions to Social Issues
The Zone asked learners at the annual media camp what solutions can help combat social issues that affect young people in particular.
11 February 2020 | Opinion
I think young people should definitely educate themselves more on matters such as teenage pregnancies as well as contraceptive options. They should become more inquisitive when it comes to issues affecting them directly.
Young people should form alliances with one another where the goal is to form relationships with other young people across borders. The ultimate prize is being there for each other during times of hardship.
We as the youth can create awareness programmes which help people living in poverty increase their standards of living. We can also start fundraising campaigns and donate the funds to people living in poverty.
Youth can teach each other skills and impart healthy habits. It’s important to always consider actions before putting them in play and also help each other succeed instead of setting each other up for failure. Another solution is definitely to start more support groups for various issues.
Just knowing who you are and what you want to achieve is a solution. The reason why most young people struggle and go through all kinds of things is because they are afraid of being uncomfortable while changing and becoming better.
Young people should start utilising social media in its entirety to reach more and more like-minded youth. Also by using catchy Twitter hashtags, you can create awareness for several plagues that you have to face every day.
Awareness programmes can be arranged to come up with solutions for pending issues that are hurting the youth. Visiting schools and speaking to younger kids also works because they are more tech savvy and can create a buzz faster.
Get the youth informed, I'd say. I think informing the community about serious issues will raise more awareness because seeing that children are also concerned makes adults want to take action. One youth, one community!
Ernesto De Jesus
One of social media's major problems is cyber bullying. The way to combat it would be to stop listening. All those negative comments people are throwing mean nothing unless you start speaking them into existence.
Stop worrying about what other people are saying about you, because, at the end of the day, your positive spirit irritates their demons. It is not always necessary to engage into a quarrel with those type of people because they see your success and they want to break it since they cannot fly at your altitude.
We, as the youth, should encourage each other to be powerful individuals, because we are going to be the pillars of our nation.
I think the youth should arrange more social youth events to encourage socialisation. I think arranging more workshops is a solution.
More fun awareness programmes are sure to solve social problems and educate the youth to pass these problems.
Although some high school learners are intellectually challenged and struggle in school, many of them have talents that involve using their hands like tailoring and woodwork. Schools could help learners hone these skills. Finding employment is something that we should fight for.