Senegal Unrest

As the political unrest and violence continues in Senegal, we need to come together to support each other and our youth. Local fund managers like Brightmore Capital have a key role within the investment community to make a positive impact in creating a “social elevator” for Senegal’s youth, improving resilience, and providing increased economic opportunities.

In the face of such challenging circumstances, it’s crucial that we focus, more than ever, on providing support for Senegal’s younger generations to help them to find stable jobs and to be able to contribute to rebuilding their communities.

Our youth are not just the leaders of tomorrow but the change-makers of today, a role they have actively taken on in the recent protests. By empowering them with skills and employment, we can unlock their economic potential, channel energies and passions into activities that foster upward social mobility, and ensure a brighter future for all.

Here is how each of us can make a difference:

  1. Mentorship: Let’s reach out to young individuals and offer guidance, mentorship, and practical advice on career paths. Sharing our experiences can inspire and motivate them to persevere despite the obstacles they face.
  2. Invest to make an impact: In order to break the cycle of poverty and provide a solid foundation for success we need to support initiatives that are providing jobs and income to Senegal’s youth. Access to quality education and vocational training and equipping young people with the skills they need to thrive in the job market are also essential.
  3. Create opportunities: We need to come together to create employment opportunities for the youth. By offering internships, apprenticeships, and creating jobs via portfolio companies, we can empower young minds and help them develop the necessary experience and confidence to excel.
  4. Amplify our voices: We need to rally together to stand up for what is right. Let’s use the power of social media to raise awareness about the economic and social challenges faced in Senegal and across Francophone West Africa. Sharing our stories, successes and struggles can inspire empathy, spark conversations and lead to meaningful change.
  5. Support local businesses: Many organisations are working tirelessly to uplift their community. Consider buying from local SMEs or volunteering your time to contribute to the upskilling of local entrepreneurs. Every little contribution counts!

Together, we can be a beacon of hope and support during troubled times. Let’s stand united, inspire resilience and empower each other to overcome adversity.

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JUNE 09, 2023