Blackboard Africa believes that investment in young people as leaders and innovators is a necessity. By 2050, Africa will have the largest youth population group in the world, whose growing appetite is not currently well attended to. We have made it our imperative to gather and cultivate active participation of as many young people and engage them in a Social, Economic, Environmental and Political developmental way.
Often people are conditioned to believe that leadership is something that only CEOs, presidents and high authority individuals have to deal with. This is something that we wish to demystify at Blackboard Africa. A nation functions at the mercy of all the practical leaders, those that manage households, assist siblings or peers and so much more. It is precisely because young people don’t identify as leaders that they are hesitant to initiate their solutions to problems. Young minds are needed for the progression of society, our innovations are fresh and unconventional. We need to value our own voices enough to speak up when the time is right.
As Blackboard Africa has identified this, it has formulated a number of programs, workshops and seminars that speak to exactly this. Ensuring that young people, firstly, acknowledge their responsibility as leaders. Secondly that we are adequately equipped with tools and mechanisms to continue developing our capacity as leaders.