72 Africa is committed to reducing conflict and unrest in Africa by one of the most peaceful means possible: gainful employment. We’re convinced that living wages are a powerful weapon against war, and the destructive allure of organizations like Boko Haram, ISIS, a Al Qaeda in Yemen and others.
As we explain in our latest press announcement:
One of the greatest causes for unrest in Africa is that unemployed or underemployed youth are hired by armies to become part of ongoing conflicts. Many of these youngsters either have no job, or they have jobs that are going nowhere, and that do not pay a living wage. Consequently, the money paid to them to take up arms is very attractive. Through providing training for useful job skills, through micro-financing and other community support programs, 72 Africa hopes to break the cycle of poverty and violence which has troubled many African nations in recent years.
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