Nigeria is now Africa’s largest economy but government corruption and incompetence make life “impossible” for millions. Young people like Mr. Jobs are working to create possibilities.
Ken Bowman joins the line for a free lunch in the Youngstown Salvation Army canteen, just like he does every Friday.
Looking younger than his 21 years, his hair dyed jet black and wearing big, battered boots, Bowman plays heavy metal on his cell phone. He chooses a seat at the end of a table and sits hunched over his tray, his blues eyes furtively sweeping the room. The others sit in packs, regulars who’ve formed lunchtime friendships over their burnt coffee and peppered corn, discussing the jobs they once had and the government benefits they no longer get.
Read the story and see the images by Generation TBD’s Iran fellows.
Photos by Maryam Rahmanian, writing by Yeganeh Salehi
“Iran’s population has doubled since its 1979 revolution, but the number of university students in the country has increased more than 25 times to over 4.5 million people.”