When a bank goes bust, when a tornado strikes, there's no country in the world that rises to the occasion better. But we don't do so well with the accretive and perhaps more widely destructive social shifts that creep up on us, which is why the realization that we have a full-fledged poverty crisis is so troubling. Publication of the Census Bureau's annual report on income—as dry a data set as there could be—reveal a shocking rise in poverty.
Thank you so much! Thank you so much. Everybody, please sit down, sit down. Well, it is so good to see all of you. Okay, everybody settle down, settle down.
Everybody is so shy and quiet. First of all, I want to thank Emmanuel for the great introduction and the outstanding work on behalf of the people of Uganda. Please give Emmanuel a big round of applause. I know that for many of you, this is your first visit to the United States.
So let me start by saying on behalf of the American people, welcome to the United States of America. But I do want to just take a moment to step back and talk about why you being here is so important, not just to me but to all of our countries and to people around the world.
I stand here as the President of the United States and the son of an African. Michelle and I have always tried to instill in our girls, our daughters, a sense of their heritage, which is American and African and European -- with all the strengths and all the struggles of that heritage.
We took them to Africa. We wanted to open their eyes to the amazing tapestry of history and culture and music. We looked out from those doors of no return. We stood in the cell where Mandela refused to break. And even as Africa continues to face enormous challenges —- poverty and disease and conflict -— I see a continent on the move.
You are more connected by technology and smartphones than ever before -- as I can see here today. Africa is sending more of its children to school. As so many Africans have told me, you want trade not aid —- trade that supports jobs and growth.
And that, more importantly than anything else, depends on a rising generation of new leaders. It depends on you. So what we wanted to do through YALI is to connect you with each other and to resources and to networks that can help you become the leaders in business and government and civil society of tomorrow.
And the response has been overwhelming. They get access to online courses. They have a network of peers and mentors across Africa and across the globe. I might, when I have a little more time, maybe teach one of those courses myself.
More than 40, people applied. But I have to admit, it sounds terrible. You were very brave.
America is going to keep standing with activists like Geline Fuko of Tanzania. Geline is a lawyer and human rights activist. So thank you so much, Geline, for the great work.
So who was this guy who jumped up?
He was hyping you up. So Awa co-founded a tech hub to offer free training for women in coding and IT skills. So thank you, Awa, for the good work.
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