The thinking that everything will come to a standstill if we do not involve government, does not only pose a threat to free market prosperity, but also inspires Young Africans for Opportunities (YAFO) to train and resource more advocates of liberty and economic freedom.
Africa faces a lot of challenges in varying forms depending on the spatial environment individuals find themselves. The most common challenges include: power drunk leadership, power centralization, corruption, exorbitant taxes, restrictive barriers for goods and people and the paradox of resource curse, that is, more resources, less development. In the wake of these challenges, prosperity is curtailed and the realization of economic freedom is limited.
YAFO Ambassador course was envisioned to train students, young professional, and entrepreneurs, to understand and equip themselves with the knowledge of economic, political, and social liberty, to become agents of change within their locality and across the continent. The program will run once every year.
The 2018 YAFO Ambassador course enrolled its first batch of participants. Thirteen people applied for the maiden edition which commenced on July 2, 2018 and ended on July 30, 2018. It was four weeks of intense and vigorous online training on fundamental and key principles of liberty. Certificates were issued to participants upon course completion. The experience and interactions were awesome, ideas for liberty was an eye opener for the participants. Here are few comments from participants;
“The YAFO Ambassador Course has been inspiring, as I have got much knowledge on leadership and how to be innovative. It is a pleasure being part of the course and I appreciate the effort in building Africans on entrepreneurship” ~ Mohamed Samuel Conteh
“I’m so proud of myself for joining the YAFO Ambassador Course. It served as an eye opener to me and I have learnt the basic principles of Liberty” ~ Stephanie Efua Yamoah
“I can’t help but appreciate the methods by which the call for freedom and use of capitalism to boost entrepreneurship has been addressed” ~ Amure Ridwan
Seven applicants were able to successfully complete the training. Their names and respective countries are listed below, in no particular order;
1. MOHAMED SAMUEL CONTEH, Sierra Leone
2. BASS SHEKU KAMARA, Sierra Leone
3. AMURE RIDWAN, Nigeria
4. OMOLOLA AFOLABI, Nigeria
5. BARBARA OFOSU, Ghana
7. ANNIE FAVOUR ABDULAI, Sierra Leone
As an organization, we seize this opportunity to congratulate our inaugural ambassadors and wish them the best of luck in their journey as advocates of liberty. Our countless support and resources are available and at your disposal, to help you advance the mission of Young Africans for Opportunities. Together, we are championing a course that will break all barriers to economic freedom and enable opportunities for a prosperous future for all.
Programs Manager, YAFO