Gbowee talks to African youths

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Gbowee

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Gbowee

The 2011 Noble Peace Prize Winner and Liberia’s peace activist Leymah Gbowee has outlined several issues that young Africans must pay keen attention to if the continent is to be developed.

 
Ms. Gbowee wants the youths to cultivate the spirit of voluntarism, a sense of philanthropy, good morals, love for humanity, and intellectual development for a better Africa.
 
A release from Ghana said Ms. Gbowee spoke Tuesday, August 25, when she addressed 100 young West Africans who are currently undergoing training in civic leadership, entrepreneurship, and public sector management at the Accra Regional Leadership Center.
 
The Noble Laureate said voluntarism is an essential tool for nation building and African youths must get greatly involved with this practice in their various communities as a means of accelerating local development initiatives.
 
She also encouraged the young people to share not only materials and finances, but those basic intellectual skills and knowledge needed for regional development.
 
Ms. Gbowee said Africa is bankrupt in terms of morals and good leadership and therefore encouraged the YALI participants to go back to their respective countries and begin to exhibit good moral behaviors and leadership to curb the impoverishment on the continent over the century.
 
YALI is the President Obama Young African Leaders Initiative.
Liberian News Agency
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