The Youth Without a Voice

Young people have the largest population in every country of the world. As many as we are, so are the issues and problems we are confronted with. We will often ask how can we solve these problems, how can we make our nations better?

But we may not find the answers in our words alone, but a moment of reflection as well as taking deliberate actions.

In most parts of the world especially in developing countries there are a lot of young people we often believe will not have anything to say in terms of advocacy and governance, mainly because of limited educational background. But really if we are patient enough to engage this youths we may end up telling their story for them and giving them a platform to tell their story.

Until we help others find their strength, we may not be able to grow stronger on ours.

We may look at them as nobodies, going no where or confused, but inside is a dream that needs to be achieved though they seem hopeless. They just want to live for the now, they have already lived a life with dire consequences. They live life as it seems to them, not as its meant to be.


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Hope should be our message, because they do not have a voice. We need to help them rise up, some communities are filled with young people with limited education, we can give them hope by starting an adult literacy centre. We are meant to be the voice of the voiceless and not complaining about how bad the system is. We are a very privileged generation.

We should do what we need to do as if nobody will do it except we do.

The resources available to us is us and nothing else, giving ourselves wholly to the cause for social advancement. We should do what we need to do as if nobody will do it except we do. We should stand courageously in our respective societies too. Stand for positive change. We should be able to activate this change, not just say it. An example could be in organising lessons once a week for children in your area. Make it fun and let it not be book education. Educate them on the world until you have activated change.

Until we help others find their strength, we may not be able to grow stronger on ours.

Be the Voice!

Are you currently doing something for your community, we will love to hear and learn from your experience?

This post is to commemorate the 2015 International Youth Day.

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Akinola Oyewobi writes on faith, personal development, relationship, career, governance and business. Though with an engineering degree, he is pursuing a career in digital media at Premium Times.

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  • Christopher Kala
    Posted at 18:45h, 14 August Reply

    My name is christopher i am here in Tanzania east Africa.
    Really happy to read about young people doing great things.
    I am owning a children homes here in Tanzania i founded it in 2008.
    hosting 28 orphans of 2 to 19 years . Its been realy hard but i use to try my best.
    I am 29 years old now. Would like to join other youths to see if we can change the all world .
    Thanks and greetings to everyone

    • AkinMoré
      Posted at 09:03h, 17 August Reply

      Thank You Christopher and great work you are doing to make an impact. Will support you anyway I can. You can also subscribe to the blog.

  • abi
    Posted at 07:59h, 15 August Reply

    Wow. Really inspiring @ Christopher. Wish you the best.
    Thank you akin

    • AkinMoré
      Posted at 09:04h, 17 August Reply

      Thank you Abi for always checking in. Appreciate you. You can follow every of our post by subscribing to the blog.

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