International Youth Day is celebrated each year on August 12th, to recognise the struggles that many children have across the world. Organised by the UN, the day not only highlights youth issues, but also calls for action to help tackle youth issues.
Half of children between the ages of 6 and 13 lack basic reading and maths skills and childhood poverty is still a huge problem globally. Throughout the pandemic also, children and teenagers have lost a huge chunk of their education. This has impacted the reading and maths skills of so many children, and GOV.UK reports that many children are around 6 months behind in progress as what they should have been before the pandemic.
However, students have adapted while the schools were closed, and recently we saw 45% of students getting A* or A in their A Level exams. This shows that although the youth have been challenged in 2020 and 2021, they have adapted and overcome many obstacles.
At Dynamo, alongside our apprenticeships we deliver functional skills qualifications, so that Apprentices can gain basic Maths and English knowledge, to help them to progress in their role. To find out more, contact us on 01736 753933 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.