WHY YOUTH

 
 
 
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In the next 10 years, Africa’s population will grow by half a billion people.

By 2050, sub-Saharan Africa will have more than double the youth population of China and more than half that of the youth of India.

 

 By 2100, half of the world’s children will reside in Africa

These YOUNG PEOPLE are the future OF THE CONTINENT. This means that they will need certain skills in order to gain access to the future economy. THEY WILL NEED TO BECOME:

 
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RELEVANT

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COMPETITIVE

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INNOVATIVE

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THE Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming the world of work across Africa.

Not only are new positions being created, but traditional roles are being transformed. Technology plays a big part in finding solutions to many of the challenges we face today and in the future.

 

 OUR YOUTH ARE THE FUTURE OF WORK IN THIS NEW ECONOMY

YOUNG PEOPLE will ultimately live in the future that the new advances in technology will help create.

It is vital that youth are prepared to explore the opportunities presented by technological advances and that they are able to voice their fears, needs and aspirations within that context. “Appreciating the importance of the 4IR and shaping it for the benefit of all, rather than those privileged enough to be wealthy or skilled, requires a new way of thinking and a broad understanding of the different technologies that will impact individuals, communities, organisations and governments.” (Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum. K. Schwab and N. Davis 2018. Shaping the future of the 4th Industrial Revolution.) Youth Bridge Trust partners with organisations across Africa to enable youth to acquire essential life and workplace skills for the future of work.

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