AYDL has all along been building capacity for youth and youth leaders to participate in governance and influence key decisions but the results for this were long fetched. While we achieved broader results, the impact on an individual could not be clearly felt hence the plight of the youth in terms of mindset shift was really wanting.
Youth engage in a group discussion during a training on attitude and effective youth leadership.
It was not until 2017 when AYDL opted to do training on attitude and how an individual’s transformation is based on their attitude. The training involved the use of mind transforming ideas from Teopista and experiences from individuals like Jack Ma and Steve Jobs both quotes and videos. The training was climaxed with a journey to transformation testimony of Hassan whose story was really humbling.
Teopista emphasized that as youth leaders, we need to give an example to the rest of the youth including starting and sustaining entrepreneurship projects and enterprises that inspire other youth to do the same but also help generate side income because politics and advocacy is not a job.
She gave a statement that success is within an individual and for that to be realized “the start was now, not tomorrow” The training provoked not only my thinking but also my other colleagues to start thinking about what we can do? It was not long before AYDL’s