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Ismael Musoke

Ambassador for London Citizens

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Are young people able to make a positive impact in the community?

Being 17 years old, too many times I have been told I am too young create any sort of change or impact in my community.
Whenever I speak to my teachers or my senior relatives about my ambitions they say I am too young or I have a long way to go. some may even say I shouldn't be thinking about these issues at such a young age as they don't concern me.
I am passionate about perception of the youth in London and I want to change it. I have already taken steps to do so but I feel my efforts are being looked upon by 'grown ups'.
Which brings me to the question are young people able to make a positive impact in the community?

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  • Nov 7 2013: Yes, young people are able to make positive impact in their community. The today's world has been spreading ideologies so fast and people are more aware about everything. One of the best points is that we are becoming more open-mind and corcerning more about our rigths and what is happening near us. In other words, from my point of view, we are more engaged with what surrounds us and young people have stronger opinions and more knowlodge nowadays than in few years before. Each individual can act to improve their comunities and contribute enourmously to make the world better. Another important fact is that the accessibility to education has been increasing and soaring the knowledge and human's capability to change the planet. Thus, the possibility for young people make a positive impact in their comunity exist; it's just depend on how the youth pretend to use the available facilities.

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