Artwork of the Week 27

1993 Luis MequePoorAcrylic on CardAcquired 1993Poor By Luis Meque
Meque’s work is a painting that expresses the vicious Cycle of Poverty ; the figure sits dejectedly due to being left without any opportunities to a better life marked by socio-economic constraints such as unemployment, crisis of expectation and

1993 Luis MequePoorAcrylic on CardAcquired 1993Poor By Luis Meque
Meque’s work is a painting that expresses the vicious Cycle of Poverty ; the figure sits dejectedly due to being left without any opportunities to a better life marked by socio-economic constraints such as unemployment, crisis of expectation and a low standard of living. Many youth are in stasis; left at a crossroads with little motivation to reach their full potential due to a lack of employment opportunities and in some instances, lack of education and basic skills. With few choices available, many youth are vulnerable to a life of poverty or violence.
World Youth Skills Day takes place on July the 15th  this year and as always, it sets to raise awareness of the importance of acquiring skills as a means to address the challenges of unemployment and under employment, and as a way to achieve better socio-economic conditions for all youth.It will highlight youth skills development to draw attention to the critical need for marketable skills.
The day is being observed on the theme of “Skills Development to Improve Youth Employment.” The designated day seeks to generate greater awareness of and discussion on the importance of technical, vocational education, and training and the development of other skills relevant to both local and global economies. It is hoped that it will contribute to reducing unemployment and underemployment among the youth across the globe.
Meque’s work exemplifies the effects of unemployment. He is bringing out the idea thatwhile many of today’s youth inhabit a world of unlimited opportunity and possibility, millions more are being left out poised with all of the potential and energy to be our next generation of leaders, workers and parents.

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