Introduction: Families & Young People
MVMNT Collective – Families & Young People
Family – noun: A group consisting of two parents and their children living together as a
This definition may seem like a luxury to many reading this post. Many people reading this
may not have both of their parents together living in one unit, or experienced this
definition of family when growing up in their childhood home.
While for many this definition has not been a reality, for some children across the world,
the lack of this has had even more of an impact.
Young People - noun: A child or a young adult up to the age of 24.
This group of people make up nearly 45% of the global population. This people group are
the next generation for our world. 45% - that’s a lot. Yet, at this age, this is when children
and young people are setting the foundations to build upon for the rest of their lives.
Their education, their upbringing, home life, social interactions – all gearing up for
building their future lives upon this foundation.
What happens when children and young people do not have access to an education? Or
access to shelter or food? Or are exploited into forced labour? Or facing injustice that
prevents them from setting a solid foundation to build upon for the rest of their lives?
That’s 45% of the world’s population – the future generation of this world, and many of
them not being offered a chance to start living and growing to prepare for what they are
called to do.
This is where our passion to create a movement (MVMNT) comes in. A movement to bring
justice to the children and young people that have been estranged from their families,
exploited, or even those that need access to education or a second chance at life. When
we sow into the young people of today, we sow into our world for tomorrow.
What does this movement look like? It may be sponsoring children and young people into
education, in circumstances where they do not have access to it. Or providing shelter or
freedom where individuals may have been estranged from their families or exploited or
forced into labour. It may be providing counselling and mentoring programmes to families
and young people. It ultimately means, meeting the individual where they are at, and
empowering them to set the foundations to live their life at their full potential.
I hope you’ll join us in a movement that sows into the 45% of the population. A movement
that doesn’t just look at the immediate results, but a legacy left behind for the
sustainable impact for future generations.
Today we choose to support the 45%, as tomorrow, the 45% will support the world.