n Commonwealth Youth and Development - The relationship between youth, development and language

Volume 10, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1727-7140



The quest for economic development on the continent demands that youth engage in projects that are essential for the upliftment of the lives of members of their local communities and the nation at large. For this to happen youths should exude the spirit of enterprise and energy and realize their dreams and fulfil their hopes. However, one surmises that for the youth to achieve their developmental goals linguistic competence is essential. It is presumed that language is an integral part of development. The aim of this article is therefore to explore the relationship between youth, development and language.

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