In Egypt, a young social entrepreneur, Raghda El-Ebrashi, recognized early on the enormous problems of unemployment and marginalization facing the young people in her country and launched an initiative aimed at strengthening young people's job skills and offering them opportunities to start their own businesses.
We have provided training and support for both of these remarkable young leaders.
Something enormously powerful has been unleashed across the Arab world. But governments everywhere should be on notice that they can no longer ignore their countries' young people. They want their voices to be heard, and they want a real commitment to respond to their ideas for concerted and sustained investments in their futures. That's how to prevent violent upheavals and social unrest. Just ask President Hosni Mubarak.