victor brachie

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can the african youth contribute to saving the continent?

As an African child, i have always not been given the platform to help me say something about the state of my continent and how it is likely to affect my children and others, if there was to be a way for African children to have a common conference to deliberate on how they can contribute to this situation, then probably, we can also work towards saving our beautiful continent.

Closing Statement from victor brachie

I have read all the statements from all of you my friends, you have made me understood the relevance of my existence, a believe that if i have seen the problem, i must also identify the solution. this is a new challenge to me and i shall prove to the world that indeed Africans can bring peace to the world...

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    Jun 20 2013: africa does not need saving, it needs progress. africa is not in danger. it lacked behind compared to other parts of the world. it is time to change that. the only way i know is through learning. anything that promotes getting information to young people helps immensely. the internet is an amazing tool for that, so we need to work on getting internet to as many people as we can. it also makes it easier for african people that want to do something to find each other, and get together. and it also makes africa visible to the rest of the world.
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    Jun 24 2013: the failure is not from myself, its from the entire society within which i find myself, if there was to be a stronger group of young men and women who have courage to stand up for their future, this issue would have been completed and solved.I have seen the importance of my existence and i shall capitalise on it to benefit my small community...
  • Jun 24 2013: Victor,
    your question immediately reminded me of 13-year-old Richard Turere, who invented a device that not only saved his village's cattle from being eaten by lions, it offered him opportunities beyond his wildest dreams:

    http://www.ted.com/talks/richard_turere_a_peace_treaty_with_the_lions.html

    I also really enjoyed reading Chris Anderson's impression on how Richard was given the opportunity to speak on TED:
    http://hbr.org/2013/06/how-to-give-a-killer-presentation/ar/1

    He is a truly exceptional kid with goals and aspirations that show his passion for a better Africa. He simply can't be alone. Perhaps his experience can inspire others...
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    Jun 22 2013: Much of Africa has been devastated by abuse of power by political leaders who often have taken power by force. There are plenty of resources in Africa, such as the enormous oil wealth of Nigeria and Angola, but these are benefiting only a few, while the people starve. There were many wise leaders in Africa before the strongmen took over. Go back and read your countryman and former president, Kwame Nkrumah, who wrote wisely that Africans should not try to copy the colonial powers, but must develop their own social models based on their own traditions. European governmental structures may not be universally the best way to organize. But a key, it seems to me, is to develop the ethic that the natural resources belong to the people as a whole, and must not be allocated to make the wealthy yet wealthier.
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    Jun 22 2013: Why not ? If they can't who else can ?
    Self help is the best .
  • Jun 21 2013: You can help your country progress definitely. Organizing community meetings to speak on issues, publicly showing various films and recordings to spread awareness of the specific changes you would like seen. Flyers, pamphlets, sit ins, public events.
    First gather your audience, the internet is awesome for spreading information and getting people interested, and go from there with those people, your crowds will get larger. You can't get discouraged, you can't impatient. you must be persistent and consistent.
    Create a group/blog/or website. Everyone can contribute, this is your planet too.

    I wish you success on your journey
  • Jun 21 2013: Maybe saving is too strong. YHou want to make things better as is true of every place. I am an American so what I say matters not except WHo else can make things better?
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    Jun 20 2013: Saving your continent from what?