Lebanon crisis robbing young people of their futures
According to UNICEF, unless action is taken to reverse current trends, decisions like these will have serious implications for future growth and social cohesion in the country.
“Investments are needed to ensure financial concerns do not prevent them from getting the education and skills they need to eventually find decent work and contribute to the stability and prosperity of Lebanon”, said the agency representative in the country, Ettie Higgins.
“It should be a time for them to focus on their learning, their dreams, their future”, she explained.
While more and more young people are forced to drop out of education, they often find themselves ill-equipped to compete for increasingly scarce jobs and frequently end up taking up low-paying work in the informal sector.