In Africa, 65% of the population are under 25 years, in 2050 the African population will double to reach 2.4 billon. For me, there are 3 main challenges associated with this; to feed them, to educate them and to give them jobs. The situation is very challenging. Nobody can tell you that they have the solution - I don’t have the solution, I’ve yet to meet someone who has the perfect solution, but our aim is to do our part in helping to make the situation less challenging.
The legend of the hummingbird is something that motivates me and my team. Have you heard of it? A long time ago, there was a huge forest fire raging the countryside, all the animals were terrified and running for their lives, amongst of all this was a tiny hummingbird. The hummingbird was going back and forth from the stream to the forest with a small amount of water in their mouth to try and put out the fire. The other animals noticed what the bird was doing and got annoyed, saying that with the small amount of water the hummingbird was putting on the fire, it wasn’t going to make a difference. To which the bird replied that the hummingbird was doing their bit to help. Afterwards all the animals joined the bird in going to the stream for water and eventually the fire was put out. It’s an allegory of the situation happening now.