357 Visagie Street,
Pretoria, 0002

Why OAYouth is important to African Youth

Rate this item
(0 votes)

Organisation of African Youth responds to the extraordinary social challenges and changes in the continent that vastly affect the productivity of African youth. The organisation's unique approach is premised on its continental outlook and independence as a youth-led movement that bridges divides of national, political, racial and religious insularities.

 Through OAYouth, young people have a neutral platform to work together towards the common national and African Agenda. In 2009 OAYouth became the first of its kind member-based continental youth movement that is not affiliated to political parties and controlled through governments. The organisation is a platform where youth represent themselves.

According to the African Union (AU), 65% of the total population of Africa is below the age of 35 years, and over 35% are between the ages of 15 and 35 years - making Africa the most youthful continent. Although more than half of Africa’s population comprises youth, most of them live in extreme poverty – 60.7 million young people live on less than US $1 a day.

United Nations concludes that low levels of education, limited skill sets and restricted opportunities exclude young people from gaining productive work.

Without opportunities for decent work, disaffected youth are more easily enticed to participate in disruptive behaviours, such as drug abuse, civil unrest and violence; including armed conflicts and other forms of criminal activities.

Youth remain at the periphery of decision making processes, whilst they are dealt a bad hand with Africa’s major problems. HIV/AIDS is spreading amongst them; teenage pregnancy, school dropouts, prostitution and crime are all reducing their productivity.

Evidently, if youth do not speak and act for themselves, no one else will.

The problem of youth employment is even more complex in Africa than any other part of the  world. Slow-growing economies have been unable to generate enough job opportunities to absorb the large number of young people graduating every year. While African countries have generated strong bi-lateral relations with big economies such as China and USA, the cheap processed and agricultural imports have stifled manufacturing and reducing employment. Youth need to build new enterprises to grow and provide jobs, supported by entrepreneurship skilling.

Home grown solutions to local problems
OAYouth projects are executed by youth in local and regional areas according to the needs of the communities in question and availability of resources. Solutions to local challenges come from local youth themselves.

The projects are implemented in partnership with other organisations, companies, institutes and under the supervision of qualified personnel. OAYouth organises meetings, trainings, workshops, conferences, cultural drama, broadcasting radio programs and debates; sharing with the young thought leaders and other stakeholders.

Overall, local young people are key drivers, beneficiaries and participants to these projects.


  • staror暖啪ov茅 dlouh茅 spole膷ensk茅 拧aty na svatbu 44 xxl
    staror暖啪ov茅 dlouh茅 spole膷ensk茅 拧aty na svatbu 44 xxl Thursday, 05 September 2019 22:23

    mitad de precio asics gel kayano 23 zapatillas running de estabilidad hombre naranjaconverse all star doble capa hombres top zapatos de bajo tama帽o 9 negro zapatillas negro gris blancoadidas online mujerde alta calidad i love shoes marr贸n botines mujer
    staror暖啪ov茅 dlouh茅 spole膷ensk茅 拧aty na svatbu 44 xxl

  • rucks盲cke modisch
    rucks盲cke modisch Thursday, 05 September 2019 22:20

    collares de moda arareloj casio dorado chilepreciosos collares de piedras negras en le贸n rebajas juniocompra collar y aretes boda mujer joyeria plateado blanco online
    rucks盲cke modisch

  • Best Online Loans
    Best Online Loans Thursday, 05 September 2019 22:06

    usaa auto insurance reverse mortgage interest rates research writing loans for people with bankruptcy i suck at writing essays professional speech writing short term loan usaa homeowners insurance for veterans cost of health insurance lending tree 20 year term life insurance rates american family home insurance online payday loans personal loans for debt consolidation installment loans bad credit taylor mortgage mortgage payment calculator uk general auto insurance loans gov write a best man speech

  • lui jo abito jersey jurk dames zwart jurken dameskleding
    lui jo abito jersey jurk dames zwart jurken dameskleding Thursday, 05 September 2019 21:59

    women black square swirl baroque round sunglasses women sunglasses shadesgucci sunglasses archives shades on firecosta saltbreak silver w grey 580p lens new sunglasses bk 18 ogpbighit the total brand wholesale ray ban ray ban active teardrop two bridge sunglasses 3386 004 13 67 black
    lui jo abito jersey jurk dames zwart jurken dameskleding

  • valentino shoes
    valentino shoes Thursday, 05 September 2019 21:57

    Needed to post you the tiny note so as to thank you once again with your nice guidelines you have shared here. It's quite surprisingly open-handed of people like you to deliver unreservedly all that a few individuals could have supplied for an e book to generate some dough on their own, particularly since you might have done it in the event you wanted. Those points in addition served to become a fantastic way to comprehend some people have the identical dream really like my own to understand many more around this condition. I believe there are some more pleasurable situations ahead for many who scan your blog post.

  • Steven Mackay
    Steven Mackay Thursday, 05 September 2019 21:54

    Hi, I do think this is a great web site. I stumbledupon it ;) I'm going to come back once again since I book-marked it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to help others.

  • Denese
    Denese Thursday, 05 September 2019 21:49

    Thanks for your personal marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed reading
    it, you can bee a great author. I will remember to bookmark your blog and definitely
    will come back later in life. I want to encourage ylurself to continuje
    your great writing, have a nice afternoon!

  • fuck izmir
    fuck izmir Thursday, 05 September 2019 21:44

    Only wanna tell that this is extremely helpful, Thanks for taking your time to write this.

  • pantal贸n popelin sulfuroso s p azul claro. loading zoom
    pantal贸n popelin sulfuroso s p azul claro. loading zoom Thursday, 05 September 2019 21:41

    uomo vestito da punk rocker immagini uomo vestito da punk rockerrixo london abito josephine a pois in setah m abito tulle plissettato rosa cipria donnavestiti di carnevale disney per bambini e neonati a prezzi bassi
    pantal贸n popelin sulfuroso s p azul claro. loading zoom

  • Jackkeync
    Jackkeync Thursday, 05 September 2019 21:41

    arimidex buy lisinopril online allopurinol buy online azithromycin 500 mg sildenafil 100mg

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.