Young people all over the world are making great strides in their endeavor’s and are getting opportunity to showcase their passion and talent. Take for instance the Young Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai,she had to overcome the odds in her country Pakistan (being shot at) to ensure that the girl child is educated. If 19 year old Malala, did it so can you. Here in Kenya, Eric Kinoti started manufacturing tents in his early 20s and he is now a renowned entrepreneur who has created jobs for many youths.
Do you have a talent, calling or passion that you have not put into action? We live in a globally competitive world that only favors those who go after their dreams. The blog Youth County Projects Kenya www.youthcountyprojectskenya.wordpress.com has highlighted global opportunities that will enable youth in Kenya take their knowledge abroad and share it with the world. What is peculiar about these opportunities is that they always ask the question: tell us how you have changed your community positively? What projects have you initiated in your community to put a smile on someone’s face?
Have you witnessed Gender Based Violence in your community? If you have what are you doing to change the vice and reduce its reoccurrence? Have you started a Community Based Organization that will advocate against Gender Based Violence or even Female Genital Mutilation?
If you are into entrepreneurship and have realized that there is lack of job opportunities, what have you done to create more jobs for youth?
Are you into climate change and environmental awareness? What have you done to reduce deforestation in your area? Did you invent an energy saving cooking stove that can reduce indoor air pollution?
These are just but a few examples of what you can do to change your community and the world as a whole. If you start an initiative, the world will favor you and help you move to the next level.
What are you waiting for? Listen to your heart and follow your heart’s desire. Pursue your dream. Do not let unemployment stop you. Go for your dream.
I will leave you with a quote from Mother Teresa, it says “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create ripples”.