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Thursday, 6 November 2014

Young girls like this give me faith of Africa.

In a passionate talk the entrepreneur and TED Fellow, Fred Swaniker, looks at different generations of African leaders and imagines how to develop the leadership of the future. Here is just one of the examples he gave.
Laetitia.Laetitia's a young woman from Kenya who at the age of 13 had to drop out of school because her family couldn't afford to pay fees for her.  
So she started her own business rearing rabbits, which happen to be a delicacy in this part of Kenya that she's from. This business did so well that within a year, she was employing 15 women and was able to generate enough income that she was able to send herself to school, and through these women fund another 65 children to go to school.  
The profits that she generated, she used that to build a school, and today she educates 400 children in her community. And she's just turned 18.
If a young, barely a teenage girl, can do that, the sky is the limit for others to turn Africa into a thriving continent

Watch for yourself, it's well worth it.

Ampers

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