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National Youth Day celebrated

On the occasion of National Youth Day, yesterday, Tuesday 31 January 2017, President Danilo Medina, the Administrative Minister of the Presidency José Ramón Peralta; Father Santiago Bautista, and the director of Casa Abierta, Radhames de la Rosa, urged the youth of today to integrate into society.

The President said that they should learn as much as they could. The coordinator of Roman Catholic Youth Pastoral Father Luis Rosario warned that a large number of the young people in the country were vulnerable due to having been brought up in dysfunctional families and practically abandoned by their parents.

Father Santiago Bautista lamented that they had few opportunities and that the Ministry of Youth should work with at-risk youth throughout the year and not only on National Youth Day.

Meanwhile, de la Rosa, director of Casa Abierta, said that society has promoted and tolerated violence, abuse and violations of human rights and that, in his opinion, had generated what he called “a society of ignorance”.

The Ministry of Youth celebrated the young people during an awards ceremony where 14 youths from around the country were recognized for their contributions to sustainable development.

Source: DR1, Elnacional

Feb 2, 2017

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