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Feb 12
2019

African Youth Ready for a Digital Future; But Leaders are Lagging Behind

If Africa’s leaders do not act quickly to move the continent into the 21st century, young people will leave them behind, South Africa’s President Cyril M. Ramaphosa said at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. Young people are ready for the digital era and are engaged in technology, but governments are not keeping up. They […]

Aug 15
2019

Youth and the Job Market

As has been witnessed in recent news clips and articles, unemployment is currently one of the major challenges for the youth in the country. This has been further compounded by a lack of formal jobs and social safety nets. Various research data shows that youth unemployment is higher in urban than in rural areas. This […]

Jun 28
2019

School Visits by Alfred Polo Foundation – May 2019

The Alfred Polo Foundation has always worked towards youth empowerment through improving education and sports activities in schools. In May 2019, the APF team visited a number of primary and secondary schools for a series of empowerment events. The activities involved included motivational talks, award ceremonies, and sports matches. For the primary schools, the team […]

Apr 16
2019

Preventing Violence Against Women

The past few week(s) we have witnessed unprovoked attacks on women all over the country by men; some of which have resulted in the deaths of these women. Violence against women and girls is rooted in gender-based discrimination and social norms and gender stereotypes that perpetuate such violence. Given the devastating effect violence has on […]

Mar 19
2019

Striving to End Hunger, Now and in the Future

The latest news reports show that famine is being experienced in 12 counties across Kenya with the worst hit being Turkana county where around 805,000 people out of 1.2 million are faced with starvation. When people are hungry and malnourished, they are less able to improve their livelihoods; adequately care for their families; live full […]

Feb 26
2019

Youth Engagement in Wildlife Conservation

As the world prepares to observe the World Wildlife Day on Sunday, 3rd March 2019, Kenya must strive to create a conducive environment to engage and empower the youths to be proactive to save, protect and conserve the continent’s rich wildlife resource base which is under threat of extinction. The reason we need to widen […]

Jan 28
2019

Keeping Up With Your New Year Resolutions

The start of a new year is the perfect time to turn a new page, which is probably why so many people create New Year’s Resolutions. A new year often feels like a fresh start, a great opportunity to eliminate bad habits and establish new routines that will help you grow psychologically, emotionally, socially, physically, […]

Dec 04
2018

Creating Opportunities for Disabled Youth

On Monday, 3rd Dec 2018, the world observed the annual World Disability Day with the theme being “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. It is critical to ensure, in this regard, the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and create enabling environments by, for and with persons […]

Nov 19
2018

Sanitation as a Human Right

Did you realise that through your last trip to the toilet, you were actually exercising one of your fundamental human rights? Consider how different your day would have been today had you not had access to a toilet at home, at school, or at work. Globally, 2.3 billion people still do not have access to […]

Oct 17
2018

Implementation of an Entrepreneurial Mindset

In our two previous blogs, we talked about, ‘How Youth Entrepreneurship can Tackle Unemployment’ and  ‘Teaching Entrepreneurship in Schools’. In this third and final blog of the series, we are going to look at implementing an entrepreneurial mindset. This is possibly the most crucial aspect of being an entrepreneur: taking action. An entrepreneurial mindset requires: […]