Youth & Education

President Higgins urges young Irish people to 'define the alternative' and consider ways to tackle unemployment.
President Higgins urges young Irish people to ‘define the alternative’ and consider ways to tackle unemployment.

 

Young people are an essential part of the Commonwealth family. Indeed, Ireland’s population consists of a large percentage of young people and fifty percent of the Commonwealth is also aged 25 or under. The skills, innovation and creativity of these young people represent an incredible opportunity in which the Commonwealth seeks to invest. At the RCS, we work with educationalists, students and youth leaders from across the Commonwealth to try and help realise the potential of our growing youth population. The Commonwealth is well placed to offer young people a range of opportunities, including the following:

 

Young Leaders Programme

Youth Gender and Equality Network 

Youth Exchange Council

Essay Competition

Teacher Exchange Programme

Teaching Resources
For more information on youth opportunities via the Commonwealth, please click here.  These values and commitments were eloquently conveyed by Malala Yousafzai, during her presentation at the 2014 Commonwealth Day celebrations in London: