Madagascar is still influenced by colonialism. Indeed, Malagasy people do not have an entrepreneurship culture. “As soon as they graduate, a young Malagasy wants to apply for a job in bank, in the mines or in light industry. However, since the successive crisis, unemployment increased, due to massive layoffs. Right now, one out of two youth is unemployed and 80% of the employed are in an inadequate job situation, meaning a wage under the minimum enforced” – independent source.
Malagasy youth are also faced with a massive identity crisis. Malagasy beliefs and behaviors are inhibited by foreign cultures. Instead of being proud as Malagasy, they want to be someone else, and negative circumstances help them to be so.
Besides, young people are not really considered in society. There is a low level of youth representation in government as well. Thus, none of the decisions go toward them.The Africa we Want and expects is a prosperous Africa, which is both of integrity and in peace; but above all, led by young Africans.
The AwW presents seven aspirations which is more likely to help Malagasy youth being more responsible. By enforcing just a few aspirations, Malagasy people can rediscover who they are again, what potential they have and most importantly, what Africa expects from them. Once realized, AwW will bring citizenship, proudness, strength and richness for Malagasy people, for African people.