MAXIMIZING THE POTENTIAL OF AFRICAN YOUTHS – THE TIME FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO TAKE LEADERSHIP IS NOW

In Africa, African Influence, Publisher Channel, Youth by Casey Riley

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 

Author:

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.