UCID expresses concern about “high incidence of unemployment” among Cape Verdean youth

City of Praia, April 12 (Inforpress) – UCID expressed concern today in parliament for Cape Verdean youth, alleging that about 77,000 are outside the education and training system, with a high incidence of unemployment in this age group.

Zilda Oliveira, a deputy from the Independent and Democratic Cape Verdean Union (UCID, opposition), brought this concern to the first parliamentary debate in April on youth and sports, and noted that “high unemployment has put young people in situations of social vulnerability.”

“We are concerned because we are aware that this vulnerability has led to other problems such as increased alcohol and drug consumption, violence, and crime,” she said, emphasizing that “when practiced correctly, sports are a way to prevent physical and social disorders in a healthy way.”

Oliveira stressed that organized, school, and federated sports can contribute to promoting positive self-concept and self-esteem in young people, delving into the concepts of the WHO on how sports practice stimulates learning and the development of mental abilities, thus becoming a way to combat school failure and dropout.



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