Africa is an amazing continent. It is now home to more than a billion people and is the heart of humanity. It has jungles and deserts and even a glacier. It extends into all four hemispheres.
Africa is also the second most populated continent on Earth, with about 1.256 billion people (2017). Africa’s population is growing faster than Asia’s population (4.5 billion). For example, Nigeria, currently the world’s seventh most populated country on Earth, is expected to become the third most populated country in the world by 2050. Africa is expected to grow to 2.5 billion people by 2050. Nine of the 10 highest fertility rates on Earth are African countries, with Nigeria topping the list (6.49 births per woman as of 2017).
Top challenges facing Africa today
- Poor Education
- Ill Health
- Sustainable agriculture, nutrition, and food security
- Access to financing
- The economic growth rate is far too low.
Many people, in general, think that Africa is a very poor continent. Even Africans have such false beliefs. This idea is used as an excuse for the underdeveloped educational system. If the continent were impoverished, colonists would not have settled there. As a matter of fact, African countries have a lot of valuable natural resources which are used for the growth of the developed world, however, the majority of the population in Africa live in poverty and children of those living in poverty have no access to education?
A considerable number of African children are unable to attend school. According to recent research, Africa has the world’s lowest secondary school enrollment rates. Twenty-eight percent of children are enrolled in secondary school. Around 90 million African teenagers have to struggle for employment in low-paid and physically challenging jobs.
Lack of proper education and limited access to knowledge are the main factors of the core African problems in the education sector.
Nevertheless, we can help build a new civilization through the power of education. It is our purpose as a foundation to help this continent reach its full potential through seminars and training courses about human rights, a common-sense guide for better living, and drug prevention tools.