Young people are best placed to deliver innovation we need

Uganda is one of the youngest countries in the world with 78 per cent of the population under the age of 30. With this rapidly growing youth population, Uganda faces a big opportunity. According to Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE), a billion young people will be entering the global jobs market over the next decade – and only 40 per cent are expected to be able to take on jobs that already exist. That means 600 million more jobs need to be created if we are to realise this ‘Peak Youth’ generation’s potential.

However, entrepreneurship for income alone is not enough; when young people can channel their energy into something they are passionate about, they are much more likely to succeed. It is not just about earning potential, but also control over their lives and personal growth too.

Source: Daily Monitor

 


 

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