What inspired you to create VeryLoudYouth?
I created VeryLoudYouth while working to prevent disadvantaged students from dropping out of school. During my role as counselor, I found that youth motivate positive change in each other more effectively than adults can. I started an in-school magazine where students could publish their poetry and views, gradually developed the blog, and now we have started pilot skill development programs in rural areas of West Africa where quality education is an exception.
What advice do you have for teens who want to contribute?
To teens contributing to the blog, I always say "Be creative. Don't hold back, and tell your story." Contributions should express young people’s aspirations, fears, ideas, values; or portray the challenges that young people face today.
Be creative. Don't hold back, and tell your story." -- Nkemdili Megwalu, Founder of VeryLoudYouth