The youth of today
Living in todays world has become increasingly tough for young adults. The young adults of today are not equipped to handle todays world, a cruel and harsh world. Every middle-class family that manages to get their child through school, manages to pay up until their first degree are at this point happy and proud of the accomplishment.
In Africa we are taught since childhood that the only way to make it in life is through school. So one can understand that any child that gets the opportunity to finish school, is excited in the belief that life will be smooth. Well, the hard truth is that when one finishes school there isn't any employment and almost no one is willing to hire. If there is an ad in the newspaper, it says that you should have at least 5 years of experience. You must understand how this must feel for a young graduate who is trying to make it in the world. Not good.
I graduated in 2017, with a bachelor in law and sharia and until now I have not been given any chance of permanent employment. Mostly, as I have mentioned above, companies only employ those with experience which again no company is willing to give. Especially in Africa it is hard for the youth to venture in other activities such as entrepreneurship due to high taxes. The world has created a storm that is very difficult for any young adult to handle.
Every young adult in Africa has realized the power in travelling. Though, for a young African, travelling is costly. We live on a continent where it is required a visa to visit fellow African countries, and it is ridiculous. The world has created an epidemic of failure that does not allow a young African prosper into this world. The youth in this world, especially Africans, succumb into the dangers of drugs and alcohol abuse. Some others go further as to taking their own life. The world has become tough. How will the African youth survive?
This article is a part of the #StartingWithTheSelf campaign: A collection of inspiring stories designed to motivate you in your quest to make positive changes for an inclusive world.