Nobel Laureate Gbowee Challenges African Youths

The 2011 Noble Peace Prize Winner and Liberia’s peace activist LaymahGbowee has outlined several issues that young Africans must pay keen attention to if the continent is to be developed.

Ms. Gbowee wants the youths to cultivate the spirit of voluntarism, a sense of philanthropy, good morals, love for humanity, and intellectual development for a better Africa.

Madam Gbowee spoke Tuesday, August 25, in Ghana when she addressed 100 young West Africans who are currently undergoing training in Civic Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Public Sector Management at the Accra Regional Leadership Center.

The Noble Laureate said voluntarism is an essential tool for nation building and African youths must get greatly involved with this practice in their various communities as a means of accelerating local development initiatives.

She also encouraged the young people to share not only materials and finances, but those basic intellectual stills and knowledge needed for regional development.

Madam Gbowee said Africa is bankrupt in terms of morals and good leadership and therefore encouraged the YALI participants to go back to their respective countries and begin to exhibit good moral behaviors and leadership to curb the impoverishment on the continent over the century.

YALI is the President Obama Young African Leaders Initiative to Africa’s next generation of innovative leaders who are empowered to shape the future of the continent.

We are proud that JulatehMulbah, a beneficiary of GPFA’s African Girls Leadership Institute’s – Mastercard Foundation Scholarship at Ashesi University in Ghana, was opportune to introduce Madam Gbowee and, is herself an OBAMA Young African Leader.