According to International Labor Organization, youth make up 17% of the world’s population. There are 1.2 billion youth in the world aged between 15 and 24. 87% of youth live in developing countries. A total of 357.7 million youth were not in education, employment, or training (NEET) in 2010, and the number is increasing. Also in 2010, 536 million of employed youth in developing countries are underemployed compared with 1.5million in 27 EU countries. In developing countries, six out of ten workers in the 15-29 age groups lacked a stable employment contract, six out of ten had below average wages and eight out of ten were in informal employment in 2012.
It is a well known fact that seventy-five percent of the world’s poorest countries and countries with highest proportion of residents living in extreme poverty are located in subs agrarian Africa (Gallup World, 2013). The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations estimated that 239 million people (around 30 percent of the population) in sub-Saharan Africa were hungry in 2010. This is the highest percentage of any region in the world. In addition, the U.N. Millennium Project reported that over 40 percent of all Africans are unable to regularly obtain sufficient food. Thirty seven percent of 738 million people who lack access to clean water globally, are living in sub-Saharan Africa, and coupled with Poverty it results in over 500 million people suffering from waterborne diseases.
Due to continuing violence, conflict and widespread human rights abuses, about 38 % (11 million) of the world’s refugees exist in Africa (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reports).
More than one million people, mostly children under the age of five, die every year from malaria. Malarial deaths in Africa alone account for 90 percent of all malaria deaths worldwide. Eighty percent of these victims are African children. The U.N. Millennium Project has calculated that a child in Africa dies from malaria every 30 seconds, or about 3,000 each day
Fewer than 20 percent of African women have access to education. Uneducated African women are twice as likely to contract AIDS and 50 percent less likely to immunize their children.Women in sub-Saharan Africa are over 230 times more likely to die during childbirth or pregnancy than women in North America. Approximately one in 16 women living in sub-Saharan African will die during childbirth or pregnancy.
According to a 2013 global review of available data, 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence. More often than not, cases of violence against women go unreported.
Worldwide, more than 700 million women alive today were married as children (below 18 years of age). More than one in three or some 250 million—were married before 15. Child brides are often unable to effectively negotiate safer sex, leaving themselves vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, along with early pregnancy. The fact that girls are not physically mature enough to give birth, places both mothers and their babies at risk. Poor girls are also 2.5 times more likely to marry in childhood than their wealthy counterparts.
Harmful practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) involving more than 133 million girls and women is common in the 29 countries in Africa. Beyond extreme physical and psychological pain, girls who undergo FGM are at risk of prolonged bleeding, infection (including HIV), infertility, complications during pregnancy and death.
All these alarming statistical facts compel ETGIN to call for combining efforts to alleviate these problems and empower the youths, poor, widows, orphans, the vulnerable women and children in the developing world thereby ensuring better quality of life.
We empower the Youth by providing guidance and counseling services, Skill acquisition and vocational training program. Leadership and entrepreneurs capacity development, support and Training them to practice safe sexual health.
We also empower the health of individuals and groups in the community through community health promotion and education; providing free medical and dental consultation and services to rural communities, improving reproductive and family health status of the People group in the community.
We empower women and vulnerable children by ensuring the right of all women and children to live in violence-free families and communities, to be treated with respect and dignity, to make their own decisions and impact their own lives, and to provide assistance and support to vulnerable children and women and protection to those prone to abuse.
As the saying goes a tree cannot make a forest that is why we need you to join our active members group as listed below
- Strategic think tank group
- Leadership and entrepreneurship group
- Welfare and Humanitarian group
- ETGIN Tech Tutors
- ETGIN Health Corps
- ETGIN Youth Empowerment group
- ETGIN Special Need group
- ETGIN Support group
You can reach us for your support and contributions in cash and kind at the addresses state below.