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31 July 2013

The “Nini” Camp

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

You know a problem has become critical when it gets a snappy name. Like the “ninis”  in Honduras, young people who “ni trabaja ni estudia”  — neither work nor go to school. About 24 percent of Hondurans between 12 and 24 aren’t in school or working, according to the latest numbers. That’s a problem on many levels. Many youths with nothing to do get into trouble — gangs or petty crime or early, ill-advised relationships. (About 25 per cent of births are to women, or girls, under 18.) And the country’s future prospects are blighted when such a huge portion of the population lack education and opportunity.

Some 582,000 youths are in the ‘nini’  camp.

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Source: Honduras Weekly

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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