Creating leaders that will take upon the responsibilities of the world to greater heights
Giving the youth from all different walks of life the opportunities to access information that will make them better people.
According to AU youth (aged 18-35) constitutes 26% of Africa’s population. The socioeconomic conditions of young Africans have improved in recent years, but not considerably. There has been an increase in school enrollment over the past 20 years, and the gender gap in education has narrowed. However, young Africans continue to face major difficulties in the realms of higher education, employment, health, and participation in decision-making processes.
African youth have the potential to be great impetus for Africa’s development, provided that appropriate investment in health and human capital are made. However, if the youth issues are not addressed, and if high rates of youth unemployment and under- employment persist, Africa’s development can be negatively affected. In addition, it poses a question on who will carry the Framework of the AU Agenda 2063 ad many other envisaged development plans globally. For these reasons, many African countries are placing greater emphasis on youth development. While strategies to improve the livelihoods of young Africans have already been put in place, with the youth population continuing to represent a sizeable proportion of the total population, better integrated and scaled-up initiatives on youth development are needed.
For this reason the Opportunities Directory serves as a catalyst to the previously mentioned issues. This opportunities directory is rolled out for the youth (this will include, graduates, post graduates, people in need of work experience and further for people seeking scholarships). The information found is regularly disseminated amongst various institutions as hand outs, through youth gathering workshops and through the internet). The various strategies have been put in place to include people from all walks of life and from different circumstances.