The Inter-Religious Council of Kenya joined Loyola Center for Media and Communications to launch an indicative survey report during The National Conference on Powering Young People’s Resilience in a Digital Age. The report among others had the objective of analysing how parents, religious leaders, teachers and the government communicate and build social resilience among teenagers and young people.
The report made the following policy recommendations:
1. Learning institutions need to invest in initiatives responsive to the ever-changing lives of young people.
2. The government and other stakeholders in the education sector need to strengthen counselling and guidance services to be in line with emerging psychosocial challenges in learning institutions.
3. Given the changing socio-economic factors across society, there is a need for investments in innovative mechanisms to strengthen teenager’s and youth-friendly approaches to value-based teaching and learning between parents/guardians, teachers and pastoral agents.
4. There is a need for continuous study of psychosocial factors influencing drugs and substance use among the youth. Stakeholders need to develop and implement sustainable approaches to reducing teenagers’ and young people’s access to drugs and drinking dens.