are a lot of problems out there that need fixing. Some are big, and
complicated. Others are quite small, and simple.
The absence of a national youth policy that would
institutionalize their participation in public life and decision-making.
Unfortunately, the free youth’s retreat and lack of physical presence cede the
arena to other forces to occupy it and to claim they represent Tunisian society.
This has incited me to act. I wanted to contribute to the renaissance of Tunisia
even at a regional scale. This is when I decided to found the first school
radio in the region with one of my 10th class mates. Our goal was to
create an open space to students to express their opinions and showcase their
talents within a free environment where ambition and hard work combine to
depict a good picture of Tunisia 2.0. Many meetings were held discussing
primary the Tunisian educational system and the need to alter its basis which
treated all pupils identically disregarding each one’s individual needs and particular talents. We
wanted students to love and be proud of their country and give them a
possibility to act positively. And this love is not a matter of how smart you
are, or which subjects will land you in the field that has high earnings, It’s
rather a driven force to learn, experience and build towards your passion as an
individual. We, members of the school radio, or we, the soccer team or we the
scouts, each one of us had this sense of group work and possessed a non-judgmental
and open mindset in order to connect, inspire and mobilize groups in a
numerically connected but fractured country. I knew that leadership is a game
in which individual pieces have unique abilities that drive unique contributions
I believe that leadership is all about taking initiatives. It’s about creating
opportunities for students around you to experience; it’s the ability to
project your ambitions onto others. It
means going the extra mile or two, doing the right thing no matter who’s
looking, staying encouraged and encouraging other even when times are hard and
you have every reason to quit because you want to act, to build and to
it does not take an education to contribute to one’s community, but the
additional training, education, and acquired skills from a career and a college degree can enable a
person to give back in unique ways.