Fortune Afatakpa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from Obafemi Awolowo University, and a Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Ibadan. Currently he is a doctoral student of Peace and Conflict Studies also in the University of Ibadan. He is passionate about Africa and the African youth. Therefore Fortune has spent a better part of his life working among African youth from different sociocultural persuasions and engaging them on the inherent importance of building their mental, entrepreneurial and leadership capabilities. Every year, he organizes the 21st Century Youth Leadership Conference where the capacities of young people between the ages of 10-17 are built in leadership development. This is predicated on his long standing philosophy that it better to prepare a child than to repair an adult.