Young people air opinions on social problems
Young people have discussed social problems such as poverty and racism as part of a leadership programme.
Tinee Furbert, the Minister of Social Development and Seniors, said: “The presentation offered attendees the opportunity to hear our youth express their views on topics of importance and connect with them directly.”
Ms Furbert was speaking after the attended the Family Centre Youth Leadership Academy’s presentation on social change last Wednesday.
She said: "To the youth who participated and those who may be passionate about becoming more involved, I encourage you to share your thought-provoking perspectives around the topics of social justice, labelling, poverty, and racism to the wider community to ensure your voices are heard.“
Ms Furbert added it was important that young people’s views were heard.
She said: “Their inclusion will empower them to feel valued, grow confidence and continuously seek ways to contribute to Bermuda's advancement."