On April 21 African Gist was at the Hunger For Success Conference (HFSC) organized by the Young African Belgium Network (YABS Network) withthe participation of Her Excellency Mrs Novisi Abaidoo, Ambassador of Ghana in Belgium .
The HFSC is an annual conference aiming to inform, inspire, connect, guide and support African youth toward their academic and professional goals. This year’s edition focused on ‘Challenging the notion of success’ in the African community.
Part of the panel on innovation and technology, Cynthia Mukendy, founder at African Gist talked about the foundation of African Gist, the work achieved so far and the need for Young social entrepreneur to define their success according to their own goals and realities. She also talked about her journey as a Social entrepreneur and the notion of making money while serving a social cause.
YABS is targeting young Africans in Belgium with the aim of promoting academic and professional advancement and integration of its members in our local communities.
Amongst the panels were other African young entrepreneurs and role models such as Uzo Madu, Political Commentator and founder at What’s in it for Africa, Nadia Aimé, fouder at She Leads Digital, Duncan d’Hont, founder at Laborate, Maame Akosua Durowah Okai, founder and Project Manager of the Brighter Day Foundation, and many more…
The idea behind the Hunger for Success Conference, an annual one-day event organised to inspire the African youth in Belgium, is to have speakers, considered as outstanding in our community due to their achievement and activities, to come and talk to African youth about their track record.The goal of the event is to shine the light on those who are excelling in the African community. With their path to excellence not always being smooth of course, can allow African youth to relate and hence change their minds and beliefs about what is possible for them.