Yusupha Manneh: Youth Empowerment through Entrepreneurship
My guest on today’s show is Yusupha Manneh. Yusupha is a 29 year old man from Gambia. He is a highly sought after speaker particularly by youth groups throughout Gambia. Yusupha graduated from St. Augustine’s Senior Secondary school in 2012, and his performance earned him a spot at the Gambia College School of Education where he studied education from 2013 to 2016. He majored in English and Agriculture. He graduated in 2016. He was hired by the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education as a qualifed teacher. He now has 5 years of teaching experience.
In 2017, Yusupha, along with a group of like-minded youth, started a movement that advocates for sustainable peace through youth employment creation. He served as the founding secretary general of the Youth Movement for Employment and Violence-Free Africa from 2017 to 2020.
In 2018, Yusupha was selcted as part of the YALICOHORT 10 Accra Participants, where he went through an intensive 5 week onsite leadership training program in entrepreneurship. Upon returning home from that, he founded the Peace Poultry Farm. He is also the coordinator for the Terri Lynn Hope Foundation. Yusupha is an Alumni and mentor of the Global Schools Advocate Program. He currently is studying Economics and Business at UNICAF University.
In this episode, Yusupha shares his journey and his amazing dedication to learning, teaching others to thrive, and helping his community.