• Octavia Makgati

Amb Hassan Rengou Mfouakie

He is the true mark of a leader, fighting for the independence of youth in Africa. Amb Hassan Rengou Mfouakie is a speaker who speaks from the heart, social activist, a goodwill ambassador, founder and CEO of the Association of African Future Leaders and World Youth Summit.

He was recently appointed as a minister of youth at the State of African Diaspora.

Amb Hassan Rengou Mfouakie was born in Cameroon, from the royal family called the Kingdom of Bamum but currently residing in Turkey. He is well-traveled and can speak four languages; English, French, Turkish, and Arabic.

He founded the Association of African Future Leaders with a vision of empowering youth with skills that will enable them to be better leaders of tomorrow through the provision of incubators programs and mentor to mentee programs. He also founded the world youth summit which is an NPO that aims to empower youth in Africa to gain intellectual independence and financial freedom.

In his role as the minister of youth in the State of African Diaspora, part of his mandate is to therefore, serve as a catalyst to link the youth of the State of African Diaspora to the youth of Africa. He aims to encourage the youth of Diaspora to come back to Africa and help rebuild our African continent.

He is also working as an International consultant at the International Organization of Local Government in New York. An Expert Panel on Youth Affairs and Goodwill ambassador at the Federal Association for the Advancement of Visible Minorities (Ottawa Canada).

Ambassador Hassan studied electrical engineering but because of his love for serving, he chose to pursue humanitarian work after his studies. He dedicated his heart to selfless leadership, serving the underprivileged and the underserved people in Africa.

"I was born a humanitarian. I remember from my early school days sharing my bread with my classmates from disadvantaged backgrounds. Growing up I witnessed people struggling to meet the basic needs and I knew that one day I will help empower the disadvantaged and make a difference in the world". He said.

His vision was to create a platform where people from all over the world can connect and learn from each other. He successfully hosted the world youth summit all over the world including Dubai, Cyprus, South Africa and other countries.

He recounted the tragic days he experienced after losing his mother and sister in the same year and was left without financial support. He had to work odd jobs so that he can survive. He noted that youth must not see successful leaders and think that they haven’t gone through struggles but as people who have worked hard to conquer the challenges.

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