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An ambitious five-year project to help Bahraini youngsters adapt to 21st Century challenges is being unveiled on Wednesday.
The National Youth Strategy will focus on ways to improve the quality of education and training of young people, considering that 30 per cent of Bahrainis are aged between 15 and 30.
It will ensure that the unemployment rate in Bahrain goes down and that their lives are improved significantly.
Around 100,000 new job-seekers are expected to flood the Bahrain market over the next 10 years.
The strategy also focuses on culture, healthy life habits, globalisation, information technology and telecommunications, patriotism, civil and human rights, sports and leisure and the environment.
"Everything has been taken into consideration, ensuring a comprehensive strategy useful for the next five years," said strategy director Amal Al Dossary.
The plan will be handed over to General Organisation for Youth and Sports president Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, at a ceremony at the Gulf Hotel's Awal Ballroom, at 10am.
The launch details were announced yesterday following a major conference at the National Stadium, Isa Town.
More than 100 people representing various political, social and professional youth groups attended the meeting on the second draft of the strategy.
The event followed last month's meeting, which was attended by delegates from various government institutions, the National Assembly and non-governmental organisations.
Yesterday's meeting was for youth societies to offer ideas and comments on the draft. "We received very good feedback from the youth and very important input," said Al Dossary.
People from various youth organisations, alongside experts, have spent a year working on the draft strategy. It is a joint project between the government, represented by Goys, and the UN Development Programme.
"Young people form an important pillar in our society and their contribution is vital for the rise and development of our nation in the future," said Al Dossary.