YALAWARDS HISTORY

Every day, the amount of hard work and dedication young people put in by keeping the world healthy, safe, developed, and educated is truly inspiring.

To respond to these great efforts, in 2019, Young African Leaders Awards (YALAWARDS) was established by African Youth Architects to recognize and celebrate the incredible contribution of young people who are taking the lead towards the attainment of UN Sustainable Development Goals & Agenda 2063 of the African Union.
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Young African Leaders Awards

 

The original idea of the award competition came from Fatou Hydra and Emamsy Mbossa. The aim was to build a platform that celebrates and honors exceptional young leaders for their significant contributions towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals & Agenda 2063 of the African Union.

The Young African Leaders Awards are committed to celebrating the long-standing efforts and achievements of youth and youth groups throughout Africa and around the world.

1st annual YALAWARDS

2nd annual YALAWARDS

106 Nominees, 4 Categories, 72 Organizations
360 Nominees, 14 Categories, 20 Countries

PRESIDENT OF THE YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS AWARDS.

Emamsy Mbossa was appointed president of the Young African Leaders Awards in  December 2019.

https://www.instagram.com/emamsy_mbossa/

YALAWARDS STATUETTE FACTS

Official Name:

Young African Leaders Awards

Size:

30 cm x 16 cm

Number of Awards Presented:

35

First Recipients:

  • David Saah Nyumah from Liberia

https://www.facebook.com/david.nyumah

  • Heba Assem Adel Mohamed from Egypt

https://www.facebook.com/heba.3asem

  • Girls Talk Show/organization from The Gambia

https://www.facebook.com/girlstalkshow.org/

  • Sandra Ifeanyuchukwu Ajaja from Nigeria

https://www.facebook.com/sandra.ajaja

Designer:

Demba Taal

USA born and raised in The Gambia, is the creative mastermind/designer behind the Young African Leaders Awards Trophy.

https://www.facebook.com/dembo.taal.5

OUR SUPPORT FOR YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS

We recognize 35 young changemakers from 24 countries. Our mini grant supports 8 youth projects in Africa. We connect young leaders and work with them on their various initiatives.

Supporting Partners

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