An estimated 60 percent of population of the Caribbean are under the age of 30. Many of them see the Caribbean as a place of natural beauty, pleasant climate, diverse cultures, festivals and parties.
In the video below, young people in the Eastern Caribbean countries talked about their dreams for their countries, how those dreams can be achieved and what they are going to do to progress those dreams.[embedplusvideo height=”509″ width=”640″ editlink=”http://bit.ly/1rq3Fl3″ standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/NTJKaKOs4fM?fs=1&start=36&vq=hd720″ vars=”ytid=NTJKaKOs4fM&width=640&height=509&start=36&stop=&rs=w&hd=1&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=¬es=” id=”ep6606″ /]
The video above was produced in 2009 as part of the Become Your Own Hero civic education course piloted by the POETA program (www.poetayouth.org) in partnership with HeroSchool.Net.
We are now in 2014, or 5 years later and Caribbean youths are asking for the same things. Today more Caribbean youths believe that they are living withouth hope. Whether this is a perception or a reality, Caribbean governments will have to create a better environment that will lead to more opportunities for all its citizens.