Children on beach on island of Maio

The 20th Summer Youth Programme (Programa da Juventude) is currently in progress on the island of Maio. The aim is to inform and encourage greater inclusion for young people on the island. This year’s event has been inspired by the United Nations ‘Transforming Education’, which is the theme for International Youth Day 2019.

The programme, which started on 13 July and runs until 14 August, includes sports, recreational and cultural events. Activities include workshops, development and business ideas, training sessions, music lessons, a campaign on ‘less alcohol, more life’ and drug awareness. Sports will include beach football, beach volleyball, swimming and athletics.