Regeneration of Rural Community is the Number 1 priority for Africa
In Africa increasing numbers of youth are not finding meaningful work. Meaningful in this case refers to well paid positions that lead to fulfilling career opportunities. Government and Big Business have reached saturation and cannot absorb the youth.
More disenfranchised youth are moving into urban areas and ultimately turning to Crime or Civil disobedience or underpaid casual work. The income/inequality gap rich-poor is increasing and as a result economic migration between countries has never been higher.
Educational establishments are not able to cope financially or intellectually with this challenge and continue to churn out graduates who will not find meaningful work.
Sustainable opportunities must be created in the Rural Areas. These solutions must be “Afrocentric” to be sustainable.
How can this be achieved in practice
A Holistic redesign of our “Villages” is necessary. The aspects of fitness in Mind, Body and Motivation is required. Art and Music must play a big role.
Process: Resource inventory -> Challenges and Opportunities identified -> Community engagement -> projects -> leader identification and development -> small business created -> Villages reconstructed
The expertise to do all this exists locally, and at competitive rates, to tackle the full range of challenges and to leverage the opportunities for the benefit of the communities.