Compass - A Young World, The [World Service]


01Uganda20170510The struggle to get a good education, in an overpopulated school system

What’s it like to be at school in one of the world’s youngest countries, Uganda?

02Sierra Leone20170517How do young people in Sierra Leone cope faced with staggering rates of unemployment?
03Philippines20170524What’s it like living in a country where most people are young? In the third programme, Micaela Papa examines the Philippines.
0420170531What’s it like living in a country where most people are young? Nida Ibrahim reports from the Palestinian territories.

The Palestinian territories have the youngest population in the Middle East with a median age under 21. How do these young people express themselves culturally? Nida Ibrahim, the BBC’s Ramallah producer, finds the challenges of conservatism and poverty mean that artists and performers find they have to struggle to be recognised – with many only able to find an audience via new media.

(Photo: Muhammad Mughrabi, a Palestinian rapper living in East Jerusalem)