Most African Countries have young populations. This implies that more than half of the population are people under thirty-five (35) years of age. This presents many challenges for development especially as National leaders at all levels are Elderly. They are often unable to connect with the real needs and challenges of the youth. On the other hand, the youth do not realize their powers to participate in governance. The result is a Continent where the youth are left behind and remains underdeveloped.
Civic Engagement the process through which members of society engage in individual and collective actions aimed at influencing public processes. The sole aim of SEVICS is to contribute to positive social change but this is not and could never be driven by the World governments alone. The responsibility lies on all individuals to work together and create the change they want to see at individual and community levels. We recognize that a morally and civically responsible individual recognizes himself or herself as a member of a larger social fabric and therefore considers social problems to be at least partly his or her own; such an individual is willing to see the moral and civic dimensions of issues, to make and justify informed moral and civic judgments, and to take action when appropriate.
All the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are attainable when people learn about there powers to influence change. Therefore, SEVICS commits to promote civic engagement among young people in the communities we work. This can be achieved through human rights education, volunteering, community mobilization, and advocacy. Civic engagement has diversity as a key component and thus, richens its purpose by ensuring that all who can, take a stand for societal good. We encourage the participation of all irrespective of gender, religious, race, age, disability, linguistic differences, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and cultural background. Every member of society is welcome to participate in progressive social change.