Almandina Guma is advocacy advisor for SOS Children's Villages International in the Baltic region. Before joining the organization, she worked as a child psychologist in her native Tirana, Albania. Guma is now involved with supporting local partners in planning and monitoring of advocacy work linked to child and youth participation.
Flying the nest is difficult for anyone, but much more so for the youth in very poor communities. In an exclusive opinion for Devex before World Youth Day, SOS Children’s Villages advocacy adviser Almandina Guma makes the case for young people leaving care to be included on the global development agenda.