Youths in Africa are stuck in a vicious cycle of hopelessness. The average youth does not have a positive future outlook for himself or his country. Youth are the future leaders of the world. It's crucial that we prepare them for positions of leadership by stimulating their potential. We must plant a vision of a brighter future. Youths need to see themselves as leaders who can transform the image of Africans from one of helplessness to one of empowerment and ability.
This project will help to change the mindset of 100 youths in Sierra Leone by challenging them at a conference to dream big. They will be encouraged to see themselves as part of the solution to the world's problems. Due to a lack of resources, progress, and joblessness, the average youth is trapped in a cycle of struggle and survival. S/he does not dream of making a huge difference in life and changing the world. "The glass is half empty". Nothing is possible.
This project will help cover the costs of a 1-day leadership conference focused on stimulating youth potential. The conference will help 100 youths realize that they are important and can truly make a difference. The activities will help foster creative thinking. Sessions will include discussions of ideas that will empower young people and spur them into action. The participants will have opportunities to network. Your support will help to cover food, training resources and other costs.
This project will sow seeds of greatness and help to set aright the mentality of 100 youths. By helping to change the thinking patterns of 100 youths, we will stimulate permanent change. These youths will be empowered to be change agents and to encourage others to be catalysts as well.
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