89% of the world’s Youth population live in developing economies
56% of employed Youth remain poor, according to the criteria of US$2.15 per day (2 euros)
By 2025, 42% of the world’s population will be below the age of 25.
2019: There are currently 1.2 billion Youth aged between 15 and 24 years old in the world. 550 million of them are living below the poverty threshold of US$1.90 per day, malnourished, victims of violence and abuse… In 2025, their numbers will reach 1 billion.
Today’s youth are faced with a growing deficit of decent work opportunities and high levels of economic and social uncertainty.
For example in the Philippines, 25% of the entire population live in situation of poverty (less than 120 Php per day), and 12% in extreme poverty (less than 60 Php per day), which means more than 12 million people.
Moreover, the average age in the Philippines is 23,4 years old. Among this very young population, a lot of young Filipino adults are struggling every day to find a decent job and find money for their food.