Our new young friend, Mustapha Fofanah has sent out this passionate plea on behalf of African youths. We share it here as we share in his hope for a brighter future for youth everywhere, but, especially in Africa, where (in the language of the Gates Foundation and other NGOs) there is a very large “*youth dependency burden.”
*Definition. The youth dependency ratio is defined as the number of children (0–14 years old) related to the working-age population (15–64 years old): https://link.springer.com
Mustapha Fofanah was born and raised in Sierra Leone, West Africa. He is a poet and also a student at the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM), a university in Sierra Leone. Having completed his Diploma in procurement and supply management, he is now pursuing his BSC in the same curriculum. Mustapha is a member of the Sierra Leone Chapter of Youthgether Global Youth Development.