Talking about Next Generation
NEXT Generation World, an international programme to transform the lives of children around the globe, enjoyed a public launch on the Costa Blanca on Saturday.
The Hotel Dénia La Sella hosted the unveiling of a project designed to help youngsters achieve their full potential by creating opportunities within their communities.
Guests were introduced to the 'mission' that aims to fight poverty in different countries by providing a stable sustainable life for children – helping the youngsters, their families and the communities where they live.
And through an audio visual presentation, the Next Generation motto was repeated with pictures of happy smiling kids: 'Transforming their lives one day at a time!'
Work in different parts of Mexico is already underway; however, the programme is already being rolled out in Spain, Portugal, the UK, USA, and Morocco.
UNESCO figures reveal 385 million children across the world live in extreme poverty, 124 million youngsters are out of school around the world – in Mexico one in two kids live in poverty; compromising future hopes and dreams.
Next Generation looks to recruit the ‘haves’ to help the ‘have-nots’. The audience was reminded: “Children are our greatest treasure and are our future.”
It looks to provide better housing, quality education, job training and creation, and improve health and nutrition; as well as helping psychological development, emotional intelligence and crating ‘talent laboratories’.
Next Generation’s Efrain Morales – who leads the programme in Mexico – described it as a 'wonderful project' designed to create future opportunity.
He said: “Next Generation is a concept; it’s a new way of doing things and focussing on providing a platform and allowing kids around the world to have better opportunities and chances to fulfil their dreams.
“Next Generation is many things. It is a group of people from many, many different places around the world; it is about getting the money to do this and the help of many, many people around the world who will share their experiences to help build a future for the next generation.
And Efrain said he hoped people would go home thinking of how they could help 'make things happen' for the Next Generation project.
“You cannot change the world immediately; I think one family or one family we are able to change is a beginning,” he concluded.
To find out more about Next Generation, visit the website: nextgenerationworld. org.