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African Youth News: 28 October
Greetings YMCA family and friends,
Next week, on 1 November 2016, the African continent celebrates African Youth Day. We use this word “celebrate” too casually at times. To celebrate our youth is to publicly acclaim them. Are we doing this? Do we actually listen to them, let alone see them? In our search for identity and our struggle in finding where we fit, we have disconnected from the simple understanding of belonging. To belong is to show “I am part of”. Research shows that where youth are not part of the solution, all efforts aimed at growth, social and economic development, transformation…are in vain! So how do we begin to right the wrongs? We empower our youth with the opportunities for their voices to be heard. For the Africa in them to be seen! As our continent steadily grows into the Africa we Want, let us honour their role in transforming history. Let us equip them to move from Subjects to Citizens! The era of the youth has arrived. African Youth, we do not only see you…we hear you. Shout out aloud, Africa is listening!
Youth Leadership, Knowledge and Communications
Healthy Environment – Healthy Life!
Cameroon-YMCA, Branch Douala B, has a vision to empower the youth for the African Renaissance.
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Liberia YMCA: Investing in Information Technology to Empower Young People
The Development Secretary of the Liberia YMCA,E.Timotheus Kamaboakai says Liberia YMCA is investing in Information Technology to empower young people to meet the employment challenges of the 21st century.
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Partenariat – YMCA Sénégal lance son académie du leadership avec EqwipHubs
L’engagement de YMCA Sénégal à œuvrer pour le développement d’une jeunesse accomplie avec tout ce que cela implique a trouvé le soutien de EqwipHubs.
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