In Kenya, forums, events, workshops and conferences are organized to enhance youth leadership and participation in matters entrepreneurship, business and career. Such engagements are not just an urban phenomenon but also take shape in the grass roots; serving as an appreciation of the integral role youth play in enhancing development at the local and national level.
To this extent, mentorship then becomes a critical tool in ensuring the youth, who live in an era characterized by technological innovation and new media, use these tools not just for socialization but for greater purposes; to bridge social differences, build nations and advance economic growth.
To interact with people who are already where they want to be will enable the youth see there is a possible future and believe it can be achieved. They need to be taught, guided, influenced, encouraged and praised by leaders who want to create more leaders; offer them an opportunity to create themselves. Such a journey will not be easy, but it certainly be worth it.