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Queen's Young Leaders speak to the world

Queen's Young Leaders speak to the world

...about education and youth empowerment

Queen's Young Leaders – Joannes Paulus Yimbesalu, Madelle Kangha and Farai Mubaiwa – talk about how education and youth empowerment have the potential to change the world.

Youth education is the key to African growth

Joannes Paulus Yimbesalu is a Research Scientist and Co-founder of Hope for Children Cameroon. His organisation seeks to provide educational assistance to children in poor communities. 

At the One Young World Summit in 2017, he told delegates why he believes youth education is key to African growth.


Read the transcript of Youth education is the key to African growth.

Navigating a future of uncertainty 

Madelle Kangha is the Founder and President of JumpStart Academy Africa – a social enterprise that trains secondary school students in entrepreneurial leadership.

In this Tedx Talk, Madelle explains why she believes embedding entrepreneurship in the education system could help solve unemployment.

Read the transcript of Navigating a future of uncertainty.

We are the ones we've been waiting for

Farai Mubaiwa an intersectional African feminist, the founder of the Africa Matters Initiative – a youth-led organisation dedicated to creating spaces for African expression and robust dialogue.

Here she talks about the power of young people around the world to change our societies, in a new globalised world.


Read the transcript of We are the ones we've been waiting for.

Transcripts for videos on this page

Joannes with children in Niger

"Every dollar we invest in an additional year of school, generates an additional $10 in health and earnings in low income countries."

Joannes Paulus Yimbesalu

Madelle Kangha

"The kind of entrepreneurship I’m advocating for today is one that’s centred around enabling young people especially in the African Continent, to navigate a future of uncertainty."

Madelle Kangha

Farai Mubaiwa

"The key is that you just need to start. Team up with young people. Share your skills. Share your passions, and then seek wisdom from older people because their experiences can tell you what works."

Farai Mubaiwa