Information Communication Technology
The proliferation of radio and TV stations witnessed in the country in the recent past has not translated in commensurate information targeted at the Youth. Little impact has been registered in terms of economic rewards or behavior change to the Youth.
Campaigns against HIV/AIDS and drugs as well as programs addressing unemployment and other problems affecting the Youth have not been strong and aggressive from the media. Instead, the Youth have been exposed with music and film that only serve to perpetrate the western culture to them. While internet is a wealthy source of information to them, it has also exposed the Youth to maladaptive social behavior as well as pornography.
Vitally required for the Youth is access to knowledge, information, skills and a positive value system. YOCAD is putting mechanisms in place for establishing ICT resource centers in urban and rural areas for information that will be turned into business opportunities. Local ICT experts will be hired to set up website facilities at designated places. This will ensure that Youth groups have access to information and direct linkage to local, regional and international activities and markets, all beneficial to their economic concerns.