Engaging and Empowering youth
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Takeaways from today's episode:

  • Building capacity and skills is an effective way to address the vulnerability of young people in Africa, it builds their confidence to thrive.
  • Systemic impact is achieved through policy change, advocacy and investing in the lives of young people who can invest back into their communities.
  • Our niche lies in the ability to take the voices of engaged millennials and address social issues. Young people understanding their place in society, understand they can trigger change.
  • An empowered youth is able to communicate their needs, identify their strengths and showcase their skills and talent through giving back.
  • Mentorship of youth should encompass understanding stakeholders, application of etiquette in the work environment and effective communication with important partners.
  • Remember to speak up, participate, pay it forward.



Global Citizen: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/gb/

BeyGOOD foundation: https://www.beyonce.com/beygood/

Mentee managing the relationship: https://ementorconnect.com/mentoring-topics-executive-time-management/


Guest information

Chebet Chikumbu is Global Citizen’s Regional Director for Southern and East Africa. Chebet joined the team in 2018 for the execution and delivery of Mandela 100 - the inaugural festival for Global Citizen African on the continent and is currently responsible for leading the Johannesburg-based office and setting its organisational strategy, providing oversight of staff and major activities as well as managing key partnerships within the region 

Twitter: @ChebetChikumbu and @GlblCtznAfrica @GlblCtzn

Noxolo Gigaba is a Digital Marketing graduate from Soweto. I was a 2019 BeyGOOD marketing fellow at Global Citizen Africa and currently a marketing coordinator for a healthcare platform called epione.net. I am passionate about the creative industry and passionate about finding ways that I can use my skills and knowledge to positively impact the communities around me while creating good career opportunities for myself.

Twitter: @younique_noxy

Emmanuela Oppong holds a B.S in biomedical engineering from Union College. She is very passionate about global health, education, social justice & youth empowerment; she works to learn more and gets involved through different avenues, including her 2019 Watson Fellowship project on social entrepreneurship & innovation exploring some of these topics.



Editing by Mariana Vaz, https://www.marianacpvaz.com/

Research: Christine Boinett and Emmanuela Oppong 

Producers: Christine Boinett (Creator and Executive producer), Emmanuela Oppong (Producer), Alice Matimba (Senior Producer) and Isabela Malta (Producer).

Host: Christine Boinett

Media and Marketing: Catherine Holmes

Music: https://freesound.org/s/477388/



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