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African Youth News: 4 February
I write from Nairobi, Kenya, at the first meeting of the new Executive Committee (board) of the Africa Alliance of YMCAs. This group of skilled, talented and innovative people is tasked with strategic oversight of the strategic plan until 2019. It is their role to steer the ship. As I write this, they are interrogating the roles and responsibilities of both the board as a collective, and their individual roles as members.
The board agenda comprises constitutional and development components, as well as a site visit to local branch Shauri Moyo, where 55 youth will engage in a commitment ceremony as part of a Youth Livelihoods Project, in partnership with Citi Foundation.
We look forward to their time with us as we all work together in Africa, in pursuance of our overall goal for this strategic period: to become a sustainable, leading youth empowerment movement with a credible voice in the continental agenda.
Siyahamba – We are marching!
ARC supports industry relevant skills
In Kenya, the AAYMCA is using local YMCA facilities in Kisumu, Mombasa and Shauri Moyo to establish the African Renaissance College (ARC), the technical wing of the Africa Renaissance University.
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Demands versus responsibilities
‘Youth must learn that demands come with responsibilities,’ said AU Chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, during her address to youth leaders of different African organisations during this year’s African Union Inter-generational Dialogue held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 27-28 January 2016.
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