Introducing “Tap Speaks”; Inform, Challenge, Empower
Tap Speaks. An Overview
We are delighted to introduce Tap Speaks to you all; a forum that is soon to be the home of all African enthusiasts, thinkers and professionals. Commencing as a bi-weekly Google hangout presentations; TAP’s audience will meet, engage and recoil ideas with movers/shakers, professionals, intellectuals, idealists and community leaders. Tap Speaks will be centered on INFORMING, CHALLENGING and EMPOWERING the next generation of Africans both in the diaspora and at home.
TAP SPEAKS has two major goals. First, to create a platform that tells African stories and guarantees our voices are heard thus providing an alternative narrative to the African story. Secondly, Tap Speaks seeks to build and establish networks of empowerment within our communities and beyond.
64% of TAP’s audience is between the ages of 24 and 36. We are a young people; in fact, the whole African community is quite young. The African Union commission reports that “About 65% of the total population of Africa is below the age of 35 years, and over 35% are between the ages of 15 and 35 years – making Africa the most youth full continent. By 2020, it is projected that out of 4 people, 3 will be on average 20 years old. About 10 million young African youth arrive each year on the labor market”. All these young people need sound resources and information. Tap Speaks seeks to cater to the aforementioned by acting as a bridge that connects and builds networks that empowers the next generation.
Tap Speaks is built on the belief that “If you want to know you’re progressing both as an individual/community, you should be able to look up and there’s someone pulling you and you should be able to look down and you’re pulling someone up”.