Queen Defender of the faith: Governance

Friday, December 28, 2007


November 8, 2007
Key Factors in youth development and government neglectfor a brighter future, of our future।

By Kyna Michelle Gaboriault

I grew up under the governments supervision. As a ward of the court I was able to establish the social system of law and governance. As a bright and outgoing youth I feel that the government worked against corruption inside their powers. Although if you were to do enough studying on laws and rights you can always eventually get through the loop holes that don't permit certain actions or privileges but for most teenagers who are going to school it can be very damaging on one's ego and self esteem. Children themselves are quite cruel. My mother has always been a ward of the court. It disgusts me when I watch these elections on how this party wants to change this and the other party wants to change that. Watching television I always notice how an advertisement to promote one party is by criticizing the other party, and then a quick reference for there officials vote. How can we teach our children values when it most concerns them when we are selves are being hypocrites. I think our society relies way too much upon allowing their children’s babysitters to teach them the fundamentals of what to consume, example being the media or what ever seems to occupy the child’s time while the parents take a break from there oh so stressful day jobs. There need to school programs and after school programs that promote good behavior and teach initiatives in future life management paths. As well as there need to be student and parent seminars that involve each school year so that perhaps we can provide families with a course of action as well as provide ourselves with a history report of what seems to be working and what we need to improve in our society. It doesn't have to take a lot of time. Worksheet Development Surveys like census only take a few moments but provide many of key answers..

Myself I always wanted to be something special in hopes that I would one day become an actor or famous writer but since I didn't have the resources to do those things nor the aid do something else, I was left at home where I learned all the essentials and benefits of what being a criminal was and how it was more beneficial then going into debt and working like a dog just to pay these stupid officials money not to do theirs properly.
How can the Bank promote and ensure effective ownership and sustain ability of governance and anti-corruption reforms in which young leaders are integral?
By out lining curriculum that enables potential advocates and interested parties at a young age. If a person is destined to be a good role model or leader they will always show qualities of it at young age. The government seems to document everything else and I feel that they almost put obstacles out there to safe guard there own purposeful roles in our futures. If we can focus on career curriculum especially in highschool then children can have more of a chance to get the taste of what they would aspire to do with their life instead of sort of lost once they graduate. So when it comes to government officials the future John F Kennedy's can already be discovered by inciting international debates and governance locally. Developing a secure future leadership role. I think that the way our system is set up is that the people who should really be running our countries get discouraged from the competition instead of thriving for it. Aim to achieve should be initiated instead of striving to survive and just making it.
In the Bank’s effort to help improve governance and contribute to development, do youths have any feasible role? Is it possible for the development community to channel aid towards building the capacity of the young who will manage the future economies of the countries? What are the benefits?
Youths always have a feasible role they are our future. Most definitely the key to success is in asking the right questions, and in order to fix our current issues we need to also prevent them. That is where the youth are the most crucial factors of our success as a society. Looking at our roles in our society I' am sure most of us if held responsible for our minuscule role in our developments and how it has affected us presently would decide to have changed the way we implemented many of things. We are only human right. That is why I feel the church and religion shouldn’t be an issue, people have the right to believe in whatever they chose to and no one has the right to dispute that right but as a society we need to take responsibility for our actions because we are our creators of today. So when people ask questions like well why would God allow children to go starving etc... We are responsible for everything we have created in our atmosphere and that is where God and religion shouldn't come into play. Cause vs. Effect.
Rather than just focusing on mending systems, how can the Bank support international youth efforts to combat corruption, grooming a new generation of public sector leaders committed to sustained governance and anti-corruption reforms?
Possibly by offering international competing to advocate youths concerns and by implementing ways to show how they can get involved with helping and organizing community events. By constructing events that allow the youths to organize fund-raises for schools wants as well as allowing them to contribute helping a cause that has to do with a neighboring country. This shows youth how after their efforts of helping and sharing can be satisfactory as well as rewarding.
From the Bank’s historical engagement in programs such as the Youth for Good Governance (see: www.worldbank.org/wbi/governance/youth/), what lessons have been learnt about youth engagement in governance issues? What more can be done?
I think that we need more than just MLA's. There need to be a level in governance that deals with issues inside our system. Our systems don't always work. If we send social workers into our communities homes to judge wether or not they are feasible we also need to maintain the homes in which we send these children. Same with the RCMP and police there should be a department that focuses on issues of corruption within our police departments. So that when power is being abused actions can be rectified. For instance officers of the law get all sorts of bonuses for things when they get complained on and the investigation shows that they in fact are guilty of repeatedly doing the associated action they should get fined or doctored pay. A system like this can be applied to in any which way for all relevant establishments.
Country-level bank experiences:
Seems to be the way to go and has provided a factor of hope relating our government issues. The problem with government is they seem to deploy a lot of direction by marketing their efforts as apposed to actually implementing relevant solutions. The community is often only promised changes instead of actually benefitting from the elected officials promises of change before another elected official has reign.
Sector level experiences:
By being involved in coalition efforts the bank could provide the means and support for programs or socialist groups who could then organize school districts mandatary implementation of key benefits and reviews in awareness for future development in how organizations should be molded so on and so on.
Global Partnerships and Coalitions for Change:
Play major roles in how we are to further our development and what our youth need to focus on and what to possess knowledge of besides just the political aspects of our social development. As well as provide us with our environmental and health issues that may be the cause of concern to prevent wide spreading plagues and provide youth informative solutions of how to deal with global warming, and endangered species.

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