The Human Rights Day workshop that was organised by OAYouth in Johannesburg on Wednesday was very thrilling in the volume of young people and students that attended; and the quality of content of discussions.
We started the day capped by a couple of popular Radio and TV shows, where our officers showcased the workshop and the efforts that OAYouth has been doing to fireup youth to act; and the projects that are improving the lives of struggling youth, that OAYouth has initiated. The workshop was a great success and was not an end in itself. We had professionals who made valuable presentations. The youth and students then made commitments to be Human rights ambassadors and focal points in making the respect of Human Rights the permanent African way of life.
This was another platform that Organisation of African Youth has asserted its leadership in bringing together and unifying the voices of political youth groups, students, academics and professional Non-governmental Organisations.
It is our source of pride that the support we get from our members and partners is strengthening, and is giving us momentum to execute our mandate without fear. We strongly believe that youth shall be advocates for transformation across the continent and in local communities. We shall always be the avenue for dialogue and forum for this transformative engagement of youth. History is on the move.
We are soon to arrange a leadership symposium for Matric Students and youth at Wits University, to be addressed by successful big business leaders such as the Chair of Nedbank, Mr Reuel Khoza and others. Tentative date is 19 May
We shall send to you the engaging workshop report as soon as its completed. We thank you for your unstinting belief in the a brightful future for Africa, and your support of our efforts to make it happen in development of new blend of ethical youth leadership in Africa.