Africans Are Optimistic, but Education and Jobs are Primary Concerns for the Future

Here’s some good news: a new Pew Research Center survey has found that people in major Sub-Saharan African nations are feeling more optimistic about the future than many others around the world.

“A median of 60% across the nine countries surveyed say their economy is going to improve in the next 12 months, and 56% believe the next generation will be better off financially than their parents. This is a much higher level of optimism than expressed by many others around the world.”

At the same time, there is acknowledgement of the pressing challenges currently being faced. According to the survey, when asked what the top priorities should be for their countries, two of the three biggest concerns were a lack of employment opportunities and the poor quality of education.

Results from this survey reaffirm the need for Educate!’s model and the important role it will play in ensuring youth have the tools they need to solve poverty for themselves and their communities. Read more about our innovative approach.