Minister of Youth and Sports highlights the importance of modernizing youth institutions

Minister of Youth and Sports, Sid Ali Khaldi, highlighted today, Saturday, in Algiers, the necessity to modernize the management of youth institutions and to revive educational programs destined to youth, to keep pace with developments made in this field.

In a speech he delivered on the occasion of the kick off of the “National Program for Training and Strengthening the Capacities of Young Managers and Educators,” in coordination with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Mr. Khaldi explained that “the time has come to modernize the patterns of running youth institutions, especially the role of youth, and make of them spaces to enhance the sense of citizenship, liberating youth potentials with the participation of youth associations.

The minister also stressed the need to “update the educational curricula aimed at youth to keep them in line with the developments taking place at the international level in the field of youth care and motivate them to participate in public affairs and engage in political life,” especially since Algeria is preparing to organize legislative elections scheduled for next June 12th.

On this occasion, Sid Ali Khaldi called for “working towards engaging youth in combating hate speech and rejecting violence by promoting a culture of peace among this segment,” which he described as the “nation’s reservoir” that he relies on to achieve sustainable development.

Regarding the national program for the training and capacity building of the sector’s youth executives and educators, he said that this program, which falls under the scope of the Ministry and the UNESCO’s cooperation, “aims to enhance the capabilities of the components, especially in the field of youth activism, according to new approaches used at the international level”.

This program also falls – the Minister adds – in the context of the actual embodiment of the National Youth Plan (2020-2024), which “considers youth and civil society a fundamental partner in running public and political life,” considering that “handing over the torch of leadership to youth is a decision adopted by the President of the Republic as a doctrine and that the government considers it the cornerstone of construction and change battle, while the Ministry of Youth and Sports has adopted it as a program and an approach”.

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