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Madam Josephine Nzerem, Regional Director of Ashoka Anglophone West Africa, has called on African youth to play the lead role in solving the problems of the society.

She said the youth must be patriotic and change makers by playing a role that would bring solutions to challenges in their communities.

Madam Nzerem said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency when Ashoka Innovators For The Public, an international organization, held its “Ashoka 2016 Change-maker Summit”.

The event was on the theme: “Ignite” and held at Osu Ako Adjei, a suburb of Accra.

Ashoka Innovators For The Public are groups of young social entrepreneurial fellows with groupings in 88 countries across the world and a membership of 3,000.

In Africa, they are in five countries, Accra, Lagos, Dakar, Nairobi, and Johannesburg.

They provide guidance, resources, and expertise to members to transform and scale up social enterprises and provide solutions to key areas like education, businesses among others.

Their change-maker schools in Ghana are Heritage Academy, Mount Olivet, Kumasi; International Community School, Kumasi; Right to Dream Academy, Alpha Beta Christian College and Street Academy.

The Summit discussed topics on “Creating an ecosystem to combat unemployment in Ghana” and “Building a bridge between media and social entrepreneurs.”

Madam Nzerem advised the youth to develop their passions so that they could use them to solve societal problems whiles dialoguing with decision makers for proper planning.

Madam Nzerem said education in Ghana must be geared towards creative entrepreneurship that would break down the walls between the business and citizen sector.
Source: GNA

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