Adolescence for success

Schools for Africa programmatic profile

Olivier is a 17-year-old boy living in Mbuji-Mayi, the capital of Kasai Oriental.
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Africa is on the move: The continent has some of the fastest growing economies in the world and is beginning to shape a new future with a growing youth population that is projected to reach half a billion by 2050. A unique opportunity presents itself to leverage the skills, resources and capacities of millions of adolescents, and support even greater progress and new growth opportunities. According to a study, an investment of just US$22 per capita each year in secondary school education can generate economic benefits of about 12 times the costs by 2030.  And it is clear that investment in life skills helps to improve personal well-being and brings greater social and political inclusion as well as the key economic benefits.

livier is a 17-year-old boy living in Mbuji-Mayi, the capital of Kasai Oriental.

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