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TO MILLENIALS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

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To millennials in developing countries
To millennials in colleges in developing countries
To unemployed millennials in developing countries

2018 has begun, I believe it is going to be a better and different one.2017 has shown us possibilities we never knew existed as it was filled with amazing innovations, events and with the growing population and challenges, new ways to survive.2018 will probably bring more of that.
Looking back a day, nothing much has changed but over time, everything changes massively and while this change is inevitable and necessary it is not easy.
Let me rephrase that, the necessary changes are not easily brought about. Being creatures of habits that we are and having a limit in normal brain function , creativity and adaptability, the reliable agents of change are those that can achieve these maximally and that my fellow twentiz happens to be us TODAY.

We are a generation that has lived not too far from “ancient” times and grew up watching the world transform to a village right in front of us. While these changes may be too much magic for baby boomers, and very normal for generation Z, we probably understand the most the essence of these changes and how they are not just fun, but essential.
We watched our parents go to their 9-5 jobs, which are basically 6-11 to enroll us in school and looking forward to being part of the system. Statistically, by the time we qualified to join the system,

1.We were not really qualified, instead of knowledgeable problem-solving graduates, we had crammed and copied our way to the TOP or, so we thought, employees complained of the lack of professionalism and more skills they looked for in employees.

And our problems persisted

2.The government was trying to recruit everyone in to education and not having enough funds to employ all who qualifies.

Our problems persisted

And when we qualified,

3.The workplace was nothing like what we thought it would be, and all the time we had spent learning all the hard stuff, was nothing because we had to learn how to work, something school was known for not providing

Our problems persisted

4.Our 9-5 jobs weren’t making the cut. At the end of the months, we were tired, broke and unfulfilled.
Our problems persisted
We surely felt betrayed by the system we had had to impress for the 20 years of our education. And some news leaked that self-employment was solution to the graduates flooding the streets with certificates that have been photocopied so much they knew the stationary by the street like home. And so, we rushed to this self-employment, we threw our certificates under the bed to open beauty and garment shops beside fast food stands that our friends had started to be able to manage life. Somehow, this helped some.

But our problems persisted

While we may have found means to feed and dress ourselves and others, I am not sure they were what we had in mind in the 20+ years we sat in classes dustier that roads in Mikumi national park.
Today only about 2% of the Tanzanian population have university education. With each level we worked mad hard, to get to the next level, For what?
To open a popcorn, stand and throw your knowledge to the bin as the health status stagnates, infrastructures break down unable to support the growing population and everyone, but everyone is working towards lessening the problems and we hope someone but us will be concerned about how our land is utilized, the health of our family and friends and how they travel, get education or age.

The truth is we are the change,
Let us get into the so-called system and see what is and figure out what could be. Let us maintain the beliefs in ourselves, collaborate with each other as the education training we are receiving also becomes an asset for change and not merely a means of family planning.
We do not need one more popcorn stand, we need people who can analyses situations and come up with solutions. For now, it is us. With sufficient education and information and with facilitative policies and the will to look beyond doing the required minimal, we are going to make massive essential changes in our societies and find means for our living in the process.

Because truth be told. we knew how to make popcorn when we were three years old.

Some definitions

Baby boomers : born between 40s and 60s

Millenials born between 80s and 90s

Generation Z : born in 2000s

9-5 – The usual job hours

Hoping to learn alot from The Launch Pad Tanzania Entrepreneurial & Employability Skills Development Conference

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  1. Joseph Ngoi

    January 19, 2018 at 8:08 am

    It is true that most of us are moving according to system, ie we are studying and then get employed. But the fact is that now it is a right time to plan what to do individually and independently so as to achieve your dreams. Every one has given equal chance to gain success. Twenties is the time to get much involved, fall and rise, gain experience by yourself not only from others.
    Congratulation Herieth for rising and reminding us such important things. Be blessed.

  2. Catey

    January 19, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Inspiring one!!

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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

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Holiday time ,

A time we have been looking forward to since school started! Blink and share this post if you can relate!

Fun holiday activities

I am a big pro-balance , i believe in late nights, early mornings and coffee but i also believe it is essential to lay back in the Bahamas and have someone bring you a Cool Mojito . So what do you do when you have a month or two of rest. Read On.
1.Rest
A bit Clichè right? But how many of us actually rest at least half of the time during the holiday?

While it is sometimes inevitable to reply that email, Attend that client, making time to take care of you, catch up on your favourite tv show or just sitting and breathing helps clear your brain and make you even more productive.

2. Learn a skill.

What a time to be Alive! Your next skill is literaly a few taps away. This skill can be a hobby you have been looking to get better at like sewing, singing, piano , cooking or something intergral in your career like history taking for new clinical rotation students or something you have wanted to do on the side( you have been talking about how you do not have time, and now Its here! ).

One of the founders of Afyatoon , an animation start-up that provides health education actually learnt how to animate during his summer holiday.

There are some things that are not taught in school and you are probably struggling with such as speaking in public , budgeting , dressing well, healthy living & more. Take time to train yourself on that.

3. Work on your side hustle
Balancing between studies and work is a challenge. Sometimes they are all demanding our time and energy. The holiday time therefore is a great time to focus on this thing , give it a mega push and this push will even save you the hustle when school starts.

 

4. Learn, explore and grow.
It is really eye-opening to learn a new thing or get to understand a certain topic . This can be a great time to do that. There is vast majority of knowledge and information on blogs, social media and in the actual world for you to learn .

Be curious, google , check out some you tube videos . But most of Enjoy your holiday .

 

What are you doing this holiday?

 

Twentiesco consultation doors are open! Book your consulation today and lets walk  this adulthood  journey together.

 

 

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HOW TO APPLY FOR OPPORTUNITIES AND ACTUALLY GET THEM

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If you are one amazing twenti who seeks out opportunities to learn or seek support for something you do , at some point you have to prove your worthiness of what you are applying or contesting for.

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4 Tips for successfull Business In Agriculture For Beginners..

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I have always heard national leaders claim that Agriculture is the backbone of Tanzania. Infact I wrote a couple of essay discussing this same a few year back in secondary school.
However, I have seen more backs deformed, callous on their hands and accidents where you cultivated your leg instead of the land than I have seen these same people afford to treat any of these conditions.
I have also been hearing that farmers in the west are rich and unbothered.
But then do you think such farmers cultivate acres of land ,wait for rain (fingers crossed ) , uproot weeds, harvest and sell to the next buyer that can pay them something close to half their children’s school fees?
Agriculture is a pretty lucrative sector. And if you aim in these areas , you might make a fortune.

1.Quality
There is a big market we are not accessing in the western countries because of standard barriers. A large number of crops we produce are of a good enough quality. But what about the end products? Can they cross the Jk.Nyerere airport without causing a security shut down? Another issue that hinders these products is packaging. Poor packaging makes a product look cheap and not reliable.

2.Processing and Storage
Why do we pay these timewasters so much.
Because they process raw products. Turning sisal to .. and selling finished products has higher profit . . Plus how do you expect to make much of a profit when everyone is trying to sell the same thing before it rots. These products need to be stored well too so that their value stays and can be sold even after the season is over.

Also Read: PACKAGING IS A PART OF BRANDING.

FAST MONEY IDEAS AND NOT TOO FAST

3.WHAT WOULD YOU FIND IN DOHA THAT IS IN KHARTOUM. ?
What is trending?
If you want to have a large market, go for products that are widely used in different places and some trending crops. Think Chia seeds, strawberries , pepper etc.

You can also contact restaurants for tenders so you have a market right away.
Let me let you in on a little secret a farmer told me.You do not need acres to farm. A green house is a perfect way to produce extremely quality crops that could sell in Antarctica for a million dollars . There is also an option of renting a farm .
That’s it fellaz ,As this weather moves you to cultivate other people, may you consider trying out crops. This is because agribusiness is worth investing in although it has not succeed to be as attractive as network marketing.

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