The National Secretariat of Youth in Peru revealed that 25% of the population is made up of young people between 15 and 29 years old and 18% of them do not work or go to school.
This entity, also known as Senaju for its name in Spanish, is part of the Ministry of Education in Peru (Minedu). According to information published by El Comercio, they revealed that about 8 million Peruvians are in a stage of “consolidating their physical, psychological and social maturity”.
This information was made public in the framework of the International Youth Day, which is celebrated in Peru every August 12.
In addition, they said that of this population 56% has a job, 21% is entirely dedicated to their studies and 18% do not study or work.
“In education, the figures show that 38% of young people reached a higher education level; while, in health matters, 38% do not have health insurance”, El Comercio wrote.
Faced with this and with the objective of promoting the effective participation of the youth population in society, Senaju elaborates the National Youth Policy, which will allow the State's intervention in this matter.
This policy seeks that, by 2030, eight out of every 10 young people improve their integral development through access to quality education and decent work, improving health care, reducing violence and discrimination, as well as the strengthening of their participation in society.
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