What Youth Day means to YOU?

June 16 – Youth Day – Soweto Uprising – Hector Pietersen – Bantu Education… You may be thinking, it's 2016 so what's this got to do with me?

June 16, commemorated annually as National Youth Day, is about honouring the bravery of thousands of Soweto schoolchildren on a day that changed the course of South Africa's history and gave us the freedoms we have today.

Today, YOU are free to go where YOU want, to be friends with whom YOU choose, to attend the schools and universities that YOU want and to learn in a language that YOU are comfortable with. YOU can voice YOUR opinions and make sure YOU are heard. YOU have access to the news, internet and social media that keep YOU updated and give YOU the platform to express YOUR thoughts and opinions. YOU have the power and freedom to connect and make a difference.

So during Youth Month, take some time to look back at how far we have come and celebrate young people.

Tell us in the comments section below, what does Youth Day mean to YOU? Use the month to remember the power of YOU; connect and make a difference!

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