Thereare a lot of problems out there that need fixing.
Some are big, andcomplicated. Others are quite small, and simple.The absence of a national youth policy that wouldinstitutionalize their participation in public life and decision-making.Unfortunately, the free youth’s retreat and lack of physical presence cede thearena to other forces to occupy it and to claim they represent Tunisian society.
This has incited me to act. I wanted to contribute to the renaissance of Tunisiaeven at a regional scale. This is when I decided to found the first schoolradio in the region with one of my 10th class mates. Our goal was tocreate an open space to students to express their opinions and showcase theirtalents within a free environment where ambition and hard work combine todepict a good picture of Tunisia 2.0.
Many meetings were held discussingprimary the Tunisian educational system and the need to alter its basis whichtreated all pupils identically disregarding each one’s individual needs and particular talents. Wewanted students to love and be proud of their country and give them apossibility to act positively. And this love is not a matter of how smart youare, or which subjects will land you in the field that has high earnings, It’srather a driven force to learn, experience and build towards your passion as anindividual. We, members of the school radio, or we, the soccer team or we thescouts, each one of us had this sense of group work and possessed a non-judgmentaland open mindset in order to connect, inspire and mobilize groups in anumerically connected but fractured country.
I knew that leadership is a gamein which individual pieces have unique abilities that drive unique contributionsI believe that leadership is all about taking initiatives. It’s about creatingopportunities for students around you to experience; it’s the ability toproject your ambitions onto others. Itmeans going the extra mile or two, doing the right thing no matter who’slooking, staying encouraged and encouraging other even when times are hard andyou have every reason to quit because you want to act, to build and toinfluence.Obviouslyit does not take an education to contribute to one’s community, but theadditional training, education, and acquired skills from a career and a college degree can enable aperson to give back in unique ways.