It is a cultural exchange program that aims at gathering the youth from different cultures to enable them to come together, to be open to reality, to enlarge their vision and world view and to be ready for action through dialogue and communion; thereby building a better world.
TO DEVELOP CULTURAL SENSITIVITY
THE PROGRAM PROVIDES FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE ON DIFFERENT CULTURES BOTH NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL, GIVES OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERACTION WITH YOUTH FROM DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS, CREATES AWARENESS ON THE NEED FOR DIALOGUE AND LEADS THE PARTICIPANTS TO COMMUNION TO MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE.
MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE
Young people are a major force in the contemporary world. They are at the forefront of worldwide social, economic and political developments. In addition to their intellectual contribution and their ability to mobilize support, young women and men have unique perspectives. How our societies progress is determined, among other things, on how much we involve youth in building and designing the future. But in many countries, it has become more difficult for young people to involve in the life of the society. The problems faced by the young are many and these include limited resources available for funding youth programmes and activities; inequities in social, economic and political conditions; gender discrimination; insecure livelihoods; high levels of youth unemployment; armed conflict and confrontation; ethnic prejudice; social exclusion; homelessness; continuing deterioration of the global environment; increasing incidents of disease, hunger and malnutrition; changes in the role of the family and inadequate opportunity for education and training. At the same time, young people can also be a major resource in the social mobilization needed to combat these problems. Therefore CUL-EX 2022 aims at the awareness of youth situation around the world through sharing of ideas. Knowledge of cultural differences would widen our outlook on life and awaken our social intelligence and move towards a better world for every young person on this earth.
Integrated Youth Development Centre (IYDC) is a Salesian training centre for the youth, youth animators and all those who are involved with the youth. It provides programmes, services and facilities for the total development of the young and training for educators and animators in youth ministry.