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We all have an enormous potential however often times the education we receive doesn't fit the best way we learn. In countries where there is limited resources, poor education, lack of infrastructure and extreme energy poverty this more than often blocks the potential of the disadvantaged.
When we look at a continent like Africa which is extremely rich with natural resources such as gold, oil, diamonds, copper and more it creates a huge paradox and it is simply unacceptable that it has a state of being an object of donor-ship, aid, debt and loans.
There are over a billion people living there and over half are women who for years, have been marginalized in job opportunities, equal pay and especially in the areas of Science, Technology and Engineering. The youth unemployment in Africa is very high especially in rural areas and the urban slums in major cities.
For instance, most youth in East Africa's largest slum, have little to no education, live in extreme poverty and thus, engage in prostitution, drug abuse and gang violence.
It's said that education is the key to success, and it is true that a good education is important to ones success in life, but for many, formal education is not an option especially when that education needs to be paid for. What then happens to those that can't afford school? or those that struggle with reading, mathematics or dyslexia or some other condition does this mean that they cannot be successful? Of course not!
One of the ways in which we are trying to solve this problem is through the GeNNex Blueprint. We believe that you can teach people with technical skills through the practice of doing and passing on that knowledge to others.
Learning through doing is a fundamental principle at GeNNex Blueprint that we employ to empower disadvantaged women and young people. We teach them technical skills which includes assembly, maintenance and installation of our solar products, then opening their mind to entrepreneurship.
Just imagine if we could connect more youth and women to science and technology by practical learning, we could awaken their creative potential and for countries that struggle with similar problems it could potentially make them become become a house of production and help to fix the problem of energy poverty, youth unemployment and gender inequality.