In Africa we say that when you have troubled waters, the best thing is to build a bridge. So this is what I hope that is happening here. Is to build bridges between the African continent – that has a lot of challenges and a lot of problems – and Russia
I like to be close to the students because their energy inspires me a lot and I hope someday to be able to repay them not only with my experience and advice, but especially with the job and training opportunities that I am committed to creating. It is in this spirit that I award 10 merit-based scholarships to students at the University of Cape Verde.
First the seed, then the life, the future. These are the seeds we plant in the communities: we create jobs, provide training, opportunities and long-term prospects. This is the true involvement with our society. Who would have thought a little seed could give so much?
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.
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.
Africa has the highest concentration of young people anywhere on the planet. It is essential to anticipate the expected population growth, but we can face it with hope and take a positive attitude for a positive tomorrow.
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.
We have to look what are the different strengths that African countries have and how can we position our countries in a way that we can be collaborative. So it’s about recognising which is going to be our role within Africa and which will be our role within the world. Then us businessmen translating into real opportunities of business.
The vision for Luanda’s future should start now as a city whose population will double in ten years’ time and reach 13 million inhabitants. In this matter it is key to listen local communities.
This is the question: how does this all this happening here makes a difference in our everyday lives? I think there were a lot of great contributions that came through. A very strong one was the issue of policy: can we have policy alignment?
There is a clear message that I want to leave which is: one thing is your family life, the people who raised you, that give you values, that educate you, that make sure that you go to school.