“Write an essay of approximately 500-800 words on how Africa as a whole should be developed into a first world continent” is the first way found out by the YALF to encourage youth commitment in the process of development of African countries. It is one of the projects designed for school boys and girls in order to start development from the lower stage of the social structure to the upper stage. It is designed to help leaders understand people’s needs, their problems before getting on to actions for positive changes: this is what we call The YALF framework for sustainable development.

Partners of the African Development Essay

The Young African Leaders Forum (YALF) and have come together to begin a continental change in Africa. The aim is to build and develop the African continent to the rich and powerful land that it should have been recognized as. YALF brings together the greatest minds of our African youth in various departments such as Economy, Technology, Politics, Infrastructure and Society to create a New Africa.

Purpose of the Development Essay

The purpose of the Development Essay Project is to identify what African youths would like to see more, in terms of change and upgrade. With the submitted essays from schools all over Africa, the YALF leaders will start understanding what is needed in comparison to what is wanted in Africa. Over the years we have witnessed a change in gender roles in our societies aimed towards more equality. However, the choice of education as concerning girls and boys continues to be gender determined. The Development Essay Project is consequently the YALF contribution to satisfy our need of highly skilled generation of women and men. In order to achieve this, the Development Essay Project will promote equality in education by giving both school girls and boys the same rights and the same chance to contribute with their essays in the resolution of the forthcoming challenges in African nations.

The African Development Essay Selection

Out of thousands of essays written, two schools from which the essays would be written will be chosen. They will be supported by the Young Leaders Forum with school supplies and development funding. In order to gain from this, students must do their best to present a well written essay that defines the key elements of the Development Essay Project.

Key Elements of the Development Essay project

Essays from school must contain certain number of key elements:

  • First, essay should contain reason for African Development.
  • Secondly, they have to reveal the type of African Development needed.
  • Thirdly, writers of essays should point out the benefits of new African Development.
  • Fourthly, they have to be innovative enough to present new ideas for African Development.


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