Hope from despair: how young people are taking action to make things better
By Caron Gentry, Professor Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle
All too often, hope is equated to a desire for something fleeting: good results on an exam, the win of a favourite team, the wanted present. Quite whether something so insubstantial can actually be called “hope”, though, is a question that has taken on particular poignancy over the last two years.
After the challenges we’ve collectively – and globally – faced since March 2020, people, and young people in particular, are by all accounts feeling overwhelmed. Many might feel despondent, even hopeless.…
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- Wednesday, June 29, 2022