Wisdom is for the aged, knowledge for the children and creativity for the youth.
THE AGED AND WISDOM
Are the aged people in Africa wise? Is wisdom a virtue the harness towards the betterment of all, or a tool in causing havoc?
If the aged in Africa are wise, they will not group up to siphon public funds. If they are wise, they will resign when their efforts are unproductive; they will not teach their children how to hate another tribe; they will not embrace criminals and hurt those who shout foul; they will not hold unto power, as if their lives depend on it. Wisdom dictates that justice should reign and iniquity trapped outside our walls, but is this the reality amidst us? When a people (the aged) fail to learn from history, it is evidence that there is a deficiency in wisdom.
If Africa must triumph, the aged must decide and act wisely. Selfishness, ethnocentrism and corruption must not be virtues synonymous with us.
CHILDREN AND KNOWLEDGE
Africa has failed woefully to build and nourish the life line of its survival, the children. Presently, according to reports from UNESCO, there are over 30 million out of school children in sub-saharan africa. Most of them will never start school and those who do are at the risk of dropping out.
Build good schools, provide the needed infrastructure and pass the knowledge effectively to the children. End Child marriage, it is a cruel crime against childhood. Stop child labour, it reduces their sense of reasoning and responsibility.
The major role player in this is the government, and it must rise to its responsibility. Africa starves from creativity, and to change that, a massive investment in education is urgently needed.
Education should be free, we need it and we can do it. Invest in education, save the children and the future.
YOUTH AND CREATIVITY
This is my enclave in africa. Youths are the engine that keeps this continent moving. If they fail this continent will crash. Every African youth must understand that the problems around us, can only be solved by us. If we ignore them, they will grow old with us and become more unbearable, by then we will be aged and unproductive.
Every youth can do something, from South Africa to Kenya, from Ghana to Nigeria, we must all act. this continent needs solution machines, better still, problem solvers, and I know that we are up to the task, only if there is the will to succeed.
Poor educational background and synonymity with impossibilities has drained the thinking capacity of many African youths. My hope is on the few that have acquired immeasurable knowledge, and I expect them to create the atmosphere for miracles – man made miracles.
We need to start building a work force that is resistant to terrorism, failure, impossibilities, corruption, inefficiency, mismanagement and lootery. Wisdom, Knowledge and Creativity – the way out.
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