The voices of the young generation have effectively made an impact in today’s society. They have done this by voicing their thoughts on different issues concerning their future and that of generations to come. Most youths have room to give their views on rising issues and impacting topics such as politics, education, health, etc.
For instance, the youth can voice their thoughts through social media. They have learned the power of standing together so that their voices are heard. The development of mentorship programs through media has helped to nurture or sharpen leadership qualities in our youth. Programmes such as the African Biblical Leadership Initiative (ABLI) have been developed to develop young people’s leadership qualities and to voice their thoughts effectively.
In comparison to the past, young people have been given a chance to impact in more ways than one either by being an influencer or a mentor. Through social media, this generation has gained exposure both academically and socially. It has given youth a chance to chase after their dreams and discover themselves along the way.
In conclusion, youth empowerment should not only be enforced by a handful of individuals but also our leaders. This will not only boost our confidence but it will also encourage the youth to take on bigger roles.
By: Sidsel Moracha