THE 2019 YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS AWARDS
On the 29th September 2019, The African Youth Architects launched the first ever Young African Leaders Awards ceremony in Banjul, The Gambia to honor exceptional young leaders around Africa for their community commitment and leadership role to make their nation and Africa a better place to live and realize their dreams and aspirations. These young leaders, by example, affirm the principles embodied in the AYA mission and provide inspiration and concrete evidence of what young people can achieve when afforded the opportunity and guidance to make positive life choice.
The event was a resounding success with more than 200 delegates, 20 + Speakers, 20 countries, and partners consisting of representatives from government authorities to youth organizations and companies.
Guests were entertained during the evening by Barhama Cham a Gambian musician who gave a beautiful solo performance of the song Africa our homeland, in addition, AYA communication director for Gambia Mr. Swaibou Sey who performed a great poet on good governance in Africa.
After the formalities and photographs had taken place, all guests and our partners were invited to join our event dinner at Sun Bird hotel.
We would like to thank everyone who attended and helped make the Young African Leaders Awards such a success.
THE 2019 EDUCATION PROMOTION PROGRAMME FOR PARENTS
On the 27th September 2019, The African Youth Architects launched Education Promotion Programme for Parents in Foni Wassadou, The Gambia
One of the major problems of basic schools in Africa is poor learning outcomes. Lack of active participation of parents in the education of their children is one of the factors that contribute to this problem. African Youth Architects believe that there is a need to orient the parents about their roles in enhancing the education of their children by actively assisting them in learning. Hence, we decided to organize an educational promotion program in order to put all the aforementioned solutions into practice. We are sure that this program will help to contribute to the attainment of the SDG 4 (To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all). We are aware of the millions of children out of school in Africa. And we know that few children that are in schools are experiencing learning crisis. In African Youth Architects, we are determined to proffer lasting solutions to all these problems through evidence-based projects. We determined to orient thousands of parents, train thousands of teachers and promote access to education for thousands of children across Africa before 2030. We want to use this opportunity to urge you all to join us in the mission of promoting access to education and mitigating learning crisis so that we can unleash the full potential of children in Africa.