The African continent is home to a large number of young people – and it simply doesn’t have jobs for them all. Youth unemployment is high across the continent. Some countries, like Nigeria and Kenya have tried to tackle this problem by equipping children with entrepreneurial skills while they’re still at school. This equips children with essential foundational knowledge and skills such as emotional intelligence and risk taking; it also develops their appreciation for self-employment opportunities. This means that when such children find themselves in a situation where they are unemployed, they don’t give up and succumb to self-pity as they are equipped to some degree, with the tools to create employment opportunities and also survive within the workplace.

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