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ICT savvy youths should be willing to share: A key to developing ICT in Africa

I have noted with disdain the manner at which most knowledgeable youths are not willing to share their knowledge for development purposes. Rather, they are caught in the capitalist way of perpetual pursuit of profit. Let me begin by asking all youths, “If knowledge is the key, how many doors have you unlocked?  Of all those unlocked doors, how many have used those doors with you?” The point I am making is that, let us not be selfish with knowledge. Let it be a way to development in every aspect of our lives and to others in our community.

I would like to encourage all the youths out there who have any ICT knowledge, be it hardware or software to make a move and be involved. Volunteering should not be left to the social and human sciences as has been the norm; applied science is much needed for development. Let us not be content with getting a diploma or degree which will enable one to solicit a high paying job so as to enjoy fancy lifestyles amongst poor people.

It is common knowledge that ICT is a necessity for development and African states all concur on this, thus as African youths lets work together with our governments on their various projects aimed at educating nations on ICT. Problems abound but we can conquer them if we are willing and are not blinded by selfish ambitions which only want our individual development and not that of the community. We are the labour for our nations; we have no slaves to work for us—we can do it! What is one hour of your day spent giving free lessons to those who need them? My challenge to every ICT savvy individual youth is that they should make their knowledge empower others. If we do this we will be many on such forums. Great ideas which may otherwise be left out might be heard. Youths are adventurous and if stimulated the adventure can go to great lengths and the harvest is unimaginable! 

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