According to the World Bank Statistics, Africa has the fastest growing youthful population in the world. Africa’s high fertility rate is responsible for this. This demographic finding portends challenges and opportunities. The challenges are economic and social; both are highly connected. As the population expands, jobs must be created. If these jobs are not enough, there will be many young people who are unemployed. Sadly, despite repeated figures released by the Bureau of Statistics indicating that African economy had been creating millions of jobs in the past years, many graduates in Africa can hardly find jobs that befit their hard-earned degrees. This has led to massive youth unemployment in Africa. Massive unemployment as we have it in Africa today is not good for any society because unemployed youths are readily available for anti-social criminal activities that undermine the stability of society. Little wonder terrorist groups are fast growing in Africa.
THE CBEP EFFECT
CBEP is an integrated career-building program designed to help African youths launch lucrative careers and contribute to African socioeconomic development. CBEP trains youths from across Africa on how to become successful entrepreneurs; secure dream jobs; secure educational and training opportunities home and abroad; create, manage, save and grow money; get involved in civic activities; fight for their rights as citizens; as well as how to become ethical and inspirational citizens.