I am an empowered youth now, and I have a skill. I have an income that sustains me and my family.
–Brian Chikasa, who started a wooden furniture business with two friends after a six-month carpentry and joinery course
Give someone a fish or teach someone to fish?
PanAfricare comes down firmly on the “teach” side of the question. Development projects are only truly successful if project participants gain knowledge in the process. Clothes get worn, food gets eaten and money gets spent. But knowledge gets passed on. If you really want to invest in Africa’s future, invest in an African community’s skills to control their own future.