Above 1/3 of Africa youths between the ages of 15 and 40 are unemployed. In this category are JSS and SSS leavers; ND, HND holders; B.Sc. and Masters degree holders. Some of these people have been unemployed for 15 years.
A study of the UK indicated that the poverty for the disabled was 23.1% compared with 17. 9 percent for non-disabled people, but when extra expenses associated with being disabled were considered the poverty rate for people with disabilities increased to 47.4%.
Ageism refers to the systematic stereotyping or discrimination against people because they are old. This is becoming a real phenomenon in the Nigerian society. This is a serious situation and points to the fact that people can ill afford to retire in Africa from any form of Government service.
Already established businesses of the elderly have often faced various challenges which have led to their failure or very poor performances. Very often most elderly business owners do not see the need for consultancy services or cannot afford the cost of such services or are ignorant of the existence of affordable...
GSF has a vision for itself to be recognised as the reference organisation for youth co-operatives in Africa and to become a key player in the business life of the continent. It has an ambition to become an advocacy organisation that will represent the views of its members in all relevant forums including within the political arena.
GSF sees its mission as one of encouraging and helping youths to unlock their full potential by pooling their skills and resources to develop co-operative businesses in their chosen business sectors. It aims to achieve this by developing a best practice model for the creation of new co-operative businesses. It will offer excellent business advice, training and development and a range of publications tailored to the needs of its members.