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UNICEF Hungary launches scheme for young people engaging with social issues

UNICEF Hungary on Tuesday said it is giving young people between the ages of 14 and 21 the chance to participate in a scheme that will see them working in teams to come up with innovative business solutions to social problems.

The programme dubbed “Your Future Is On You” aims to help young people make decisions and take on active roles in shaping their communities, the organisation said in a statement.

The ten teams competing in this year’s programme will deal with issues such as child rights, domestic abuse and mental health.

UNICEF noted that this year’s competition also ties into the organisation’s Child Friendly Cities Initiative. This aims to strengthen young people’s social responsibility and to encourage them to take part in finding solutions to the problems affecting their localities, the organisation quoted Antonia Meszaros, the managing director of UNICEF Hungary, as saying.

The competing teams will have five weeks to work on their proposals before presenting them to a professional jury, which will select the winning team.

The winning team will receive financial and professional assistance to implement its proposal, UNICEF added.

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