African Environment And The youth 001
Africa is a unique continent in so many ways. some of which are pleasant, and others which are not. It is however certain that the effect of the societal conventions in Africa, which forms the basis of human environment is one that needs to be looked into. Nevertheless this point is neglected and youths remain in a viscous sphere, repeating, and re-repeating errors made. Lyfe Jacket takes a first glimpse at the situation, with Ambe Sangbong. We think all youths should know this
“Its quite a complex world today, a system ‘well’ developed to give an order to the lives of every living thing.
We find ourselves as young men and women striving not just to succeed but to adapt to this supposed prescribed system for our very own future.
From the time we are born through home training, primary school, you get the idea!
What strikes most are the obligations we have every second of our lives. From having to learn languages, to performing well enough to be termed worthy in academics or talent based institutions etc.Despite all the opportunities we have as students, some recognized and others not, we tend to find difficulties every now and then, stressing and giving a hard time to our success. We sometimes want to give up, change our vision or just give an ‘ah!’ to the whole thing.
From peer pressure to career chase to moral development, everything just sometimes overwhelming. It becomes like you are playing chess with yourself, and you are loosing.
[11/20, 06:27] ambesp(cistech): Piercing the heart like a bitter truth, all these obligations align our objective….re-categorizing us in every situation, making us feel left out or not up the task….ideas conflicting the reality of raising oneself to a personally comfortable level.
[11/20, 06:30] ambesp(cistech): With every step seeming like a plot to make us fail, from the nature of education system to the nature of professional environment….
[11/20, 06:35] ambesp(cistech): Imagine the situation of obtaining a degree and not being able to find a job, not necessarily because there are no jobs, but because you spent time obtaining the certificate rather than expressing progressively what you learn on the field, thereby limiting your know-how on the job search ideology…..that aspect falling on the parents and school system…..in the other hand…we have the professional environment which requires fresh graduates to have years of professional experience….else you spend, after having a diploma, some months or years learning and serving and earning nothing financially….
With all these challenges, opportunities and obligations, we simply need all the support from the root of our very roots, be it direct or indirect but should be contextual with the complexity of youth development and success today.
Simply, we Tell Parents to step up their support and take their children whether or not the system terms them as failures or successes to a more compliant subsystem enhances the development of the youths in our midst.
Remember “Bad Youth Today, Bad Leaders Tomorrow”
(More on the complexity of means of success and development of he youth coming up)
Author: Ambe Sangbong