Jacques Mbarushimana

Short Biography

Jacques Mbarushimana, Burundian, is the first child of seven, born on August 1,1989 in a Christian family, at Bunyambo (Ruyigi) in the East of his native country.At seven years old, he started his Primary School at Murehe. After getting the National Certificate he went to continue his studies in Secondary school at Gisuru Communal College where he failed in seventh form.

After failing at Gisuru Communal College, Jacques went to Ndemeka Communal College,there he met a hand of God in four years. He graduated with the Common Curriculum Certificate, and has been oriented at Nyakanda Lycee, in Form Arts for three Years.

After finishing Form Arts in 2012 at Nyankanda Lycee, Jacques was oriented at University of Burundi and continued his education in Institute Of Applied Pedagogy where he followed English Department. 
Meanwhile he got a Certificate of Participation in "International Youth Fellowship"(where the participants were trained in Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Mind-set Education). Now Jacques is in Seminar of "Teaching American Signs Language " and work in Company of Security PSG (Protection-Securité-Gardienage )

Lastly, he adds, "I've not yet been graduated, but nowadays I'm in training for a Bachelor's Degree.”

How do you motivate the youths living in developing world for the better future?

There are many tools to motivate the youth living in developing world for the better future. As far as I'm concerned, let me draw the focus on the following which are seen as basic:

*Developing the creative and innovative potential

*Supporting innovation and creativity in young people in way relevant to employability

*I propose the "Youth Opportunity Initiative"(the government must take action to address the high youth unemployment rates, including better use Social Funds and more possibility

* "Youth Employment Package", all young people of 25 years old have to receive a quality offer of a job, continued education, training, etc

Youth on their side have to develop their soft skills acquired in non-formal learning, they have to know that competence they gain through non-formal learning are crucial for development entrepreneurship skills for the best future.

In addition, young people need support, however, to be in a position to consider selfemployment and entrepreneurship as viable options.This includes the simplification of administrative procedures, provision of information about social security systems, and better access to business incubators.

It involves the integration of entrepreneurship in education (formal and non-formal) from an early stage, involving youth organizations in developing these education programs.