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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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.
YALAWARDS STATUETTE FACTS
Young African Leaders Awards
30 cm x 16 cm
Number of Awards Presented:
- David Saah Nyumah from Liberia
- Heba Assem Adel Mohamed from Egypt
- Girls Talk Show/organization from The Gambia
- Sandra Ifeanyuchukwu Ajaja from Nigeria
USA born and raised in The Gambia, is the creative mastermind/designer behind the Young African Leaders Awards Trophy.
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.
OUR MEMBERS ARE YOUTH EXPERTS FROM ACROSS AFRICA, WHO ARE MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
‘AYA FOCUSED ON CREATING EMPLOYMENT AND IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION SYSTEMS IN AFRICA.’