How Young People Can Build Strong Social System for Their Benefits

Young people represent a vast untapped potential for building a robust, independent and efficient social system. The freshness, determination, energy, and enthusiasm for doing things from being a youth can be harnessed to build dynamic social systems. 

Nigeria has one of the world’s largest youth populations, with a median age of 18.1. The country’s large youth population could be an asset or a burden. A youthful, large populace holds tremendous potential, but what happens when this population is unskilled, uneducated and neglected by the authorities? A colossal disaster awaits such demography and country; hence, why the youthful demography must take their destinies and fate into their own hands by building solid and viable social systems.

So, what are social systems? Social systems are networks of relationships that exist between Individuals, groups, and Institutions. Mere human existence makes social systems; humans are grouped by shared location, language, socioeconomic status, perceived societal roles and many other peculiar features. But are these systems viable? Viable social systems do not need legislation or an act of parliament to Exist.

How can the youth build a solid social system?

  • Prioritise enlightenment: For a problem to be tackled appropriately, it is essential people know about them. The youths should make people care about social issues affecting them through campaigns and actions that generate public discussions and impressions. Other forms of enlightenment could be organising workshops and training to encourage young people to be innovative and Maximise the platforms available to them.
  • Influence: By maximising prominent and influential youth platforms, young people can influence people, consistency, associations and the general public to take a stance on issues relating to youths. And they work through advisory bodies, such as the youth wings of political parties or youth councils.
  • Power: The youths need to get into governance to get the ability. There is no better way to impact social problems than becoming an authority that can take direct action. Youths need to form/join political parties and contest for power.
  • Partnership: Mutually beneficial cooperation with individuals, constituencies, and organisations can directly impact social problems. It is important to note that both young and adults have something different yet equally valuable to share