I asked young Africans what their dream was for our continent and how they could participate in the development of Africa. Everyone told me that by business creation, entrepreneurship and value creation.
I believe that success stories are an inspiration. This is something that gives me more strength. Like the story of this young lady from Singapore, Lam Shumei. Against all the difficulties and obstacles, Lam Shumei saw an incredible opportunity in Rwanda and today we can say that her performance played an essential role in the development of this African country.
Fully aware of the great challenges ahead, students share their vision for the African continent. They aspire to a better trained, more informed Africa that possesses more technology, innovation and citizenship.
Virgílio’s story began in the informal market and today he is a telecommunications agent for Unitel with 23 stores and 75 kiosks. A life that has changed with his commitment and that helps change many other lives, creating more than a hundred jobs.
There is a new generation inspired by Africa and it is so gratifying to share this sense of belonging to the African continent. Will this energy transform our common destinies? I believe so.
Humberto started as a call center assistant. Today he is the director of customer service and believes that the each one’s actions have an impact on his life but also on the life of his community.
Benjamim has turned difficulties into opportunities, and today he leads a team of 40 people but his ambition will take him even further.
Young people have a voice that must be heard and shared because they will be the leaders of the future. I see a lot of potential in the new generation and I believe they will be able to raise the standards of Angola and the African continent.
I always find it inspiring to listen to the teams and to get to know their challenges and achievements on the path that we tread together. I share snippets of those conversations with some of the engineers at Efacec who have helped place their company at the centre of the electric mobility revolution.
Believing in women is a universal struggle that begins within each one of us. We all have the power to change our lives and the lives of the women around us. Lorena is an example of this force and her story is an inspiration to all.
Valdemar’s life has changed. Because someone believed in him and he never gave up doing better and better. He already achieved international recognition, and dreams to lead the cocktail business in Angola.