Youth participants at the forum
Youth participants at the forum

The Love Nest Foundation, a Tema based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has held a leadership summit with a call on the youth to make good use of opportunities that come their way.

Youth participants at the forum
Youth participants at the forum

The summit which was on the theme, “Unleashing the Power within”, was aimed at empowering young African adults to take up the challenge of being independent without depending on political and religious leaders.

Reverend Nana Agyemang Jackson, an inspirational speaker based in the United States of America, in a keynote address, said it was about time African youth put their potential to use instead of being superstitious and depending only on prayers to survive.

Rev Jackson stated that even though prayers were good, depending only on it could not help the youth to realize their potentials and develop them to their advantage.

He advised them against blaming others for their failures but should rather evaluate their actions and channel their activities towards achieving their goals.

He noted that it was unfortunate that in Africa, instead of empowering the youth to achieve greatness, fear was put into ambitious young people, killing their dreams eventually.

Rev Jackson said it was sad that with the availability of abundant natural resources, African continue to be poor due to bad leadership and lack of encouragement for people with vision.

He urged participants to take their education serious in order to be in a better position to change the dwindling fortunes and image of the continent.

Love Nest Foundation is an advocacy organizations that seeks to empower young people and provide a place for the less privileged in especially rural communities.

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