« Everybody told me that I had no chance and that I should give up. I had to fight hard but I made it. » Evelyne, CEO of NaoFood a company serving school meals to unprivileged children.
Every speaker at « Together » had an inspiring story to tell ! Youth participants could meet with some of the most exceptional young minds, challenge status quo, and propose innovative solutions for Chadian youth.
Aleva (right) is the leader of the dancing troop « Tchadostars » he’s working on a project with streetkids, teaching them to express themselves and tell their stories dancing.
Kartsym, a national stand-up star was here for the interludes between the speakers cracking a few jokes for the audience.
« Together » was part of UNICEF 70th anniversary celebration. Youth subscribed directly from their high school and college or via social media.
« I come from one of the poorest country in the world, but it doesn’t mean I can’t make a successful business » Andreas created one of the first start up of the country, Mossosouk.com.
« With internet, I can meet new people, learn new things, teach others and share ideas to overcome the challenges our country is facing » Abdelsalam Safi, member of a youth bloggers platform « Wenalklabs
« Chadian youth suffers from information poverty. that’s a fact. Yet media need to be youth-friendly and contribute to break the mainstream stereotypes in Chad, » Nancy Ndallah, Journalist, Chief Editor of the unique private TV station in Chad
While young people form the majority of the population in Chad, they still have limited platforms to speak up. UNICEF-supported event « Together » gave that opportunity to youth to learn and inspire each other.
UNICEF’s 70th anniversary is an opportunity to support an activate talk bringing inspired youth together to share and drive solutions and innovations to achieve goals for children. In Chad, while young people form the majority of the population, they are still given limited platforms to speak up.
«Together» is 1 day of path-breaking conversation on a diverse range of topics, from youth role in the society, development issues to innovations. 10 speakers shared their stories that with youth bringing together a cross-section of determined people full of energy to deliver some of the most compelling stories that inspire change.