I am passionate about Education and Youth Employment. I think that Education is essential to enable children and young people to become active citizens and to offer them opportunities. I believe that sustainable investment in education and the promotion of lifelong learning is the best safeguard against poverty and promotes the acquisition of the skills necessary to be an active and independent citizen. However, being an active and independent citizen also requires access to decent work. Sadly, according to the International Labor Organization, more than 204 million people were unemployed in 2015. In Benin, youth employment suffers from enormous shortcomings because 30.4% of young people are underemployed visibly through the number of working hours and 63.2% unseen through precarious pay and indecent. Also, only 7.9% of young people benefit from paid employment in Benin and this percentage highlight the difficulties of absorbing the labor supply of young people by the labor market and the need for young people to take in charge.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals promote sustained economic growth, higher levels of productivity and technological innovation by 2030 and I want to contribute to their achievement for my community, my country and my region.