A survey has revealed that African youths have not lost hope on the future of the continent – According to the survey, African youths are optimistic about the future of the continent.
A sense of individual responsibility, entrepreneurship, among others are factors driving the youths’ optimism The African Youth Survey 2020 has revealed that its young people are optimistic about the future of the continent despite many problems facing it.
The optimism is said to be driven by a strong sense of individual responsibility, a post-colonial mindset, entrepreneurship, and confidence in a shared African identity.
According to the survey, African youths believe they can solve problems collaboratively, and are hopeful of fighting corruption, achieving peace and improving their personal living conditions.
The findings were unveiled by the Ichikowitz Family Foundation, a leading African foundation encouraging active citizenship across the continent.
Fourteen African countries were used in conducting the survey, in which citizens of those countries were asked series of questions. The countries include Nigeria, Ghana, Congo Brazzaville, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Togo, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
According to the survey, 82% of respondents believe their standard of living will improve in the next two years with 81% predicting technology will be the main driver of their changing fortunes.