Print this page

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.

Unemployment
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.

89739 comments

  • Nike Shoes
    Nike Shoes Sunday, 15 September 2019 21:48

    imnuxwwe,Hi there, just wanted to say, I liked this article. It was helpful. Keep on posting! I LOve your Blog!

  • obuwie damskie baleriny bns baleriny popielate buty damskie ze
    obuwie damskie baleriny bns baleriny popielate buty damskie ze Sunday, 15 September 2019 21:48

    supermodne buty zimowe rozmiar 35 idealne dla m艂odegop贸艂buty m臋skie ecco zimowep贸艂buty mazurek 235 granat czerwony mazurek sk贸rzane buty dla twojego dziecka2016 nowy moda obuwie damskiebotki botki simen 9167 br膮zowy br膮zowe sk oacute ra naturalna
    obuwie damskie baleriny bns baleriny popielate buty damskie ze

  • Yeezy
    Yeezy Sunday, 15 September 2019 21:47

    kshwaclo,If you have any struggle to download KineMaster for PC just visit this site.

  • Loans For Bad Credit
    Loans For Bad Credit Sunday, 15 September 2019 21:45

    all car insurance companies write my papers loans guaranteed approval low interest auto loans quotes for auto insurance online loans no credit check health insurance policies auto financing for bad credit term paper writer loan no credit return of premium life insurance

  • world cup 2018 messi jersey
    world cup 2018 messi jersey Sunday, 15 September 2019 21:31

    tenisky tommy hilfiger knitted light weight slip on fw0fw03361 white 100 pl谩t臎nkyjak vybrat d臎tsk媒 spac谩kpredam vzduchovku 45 mmd谩msk谩 obuv d谩msk茅 sv臎tle fialov茅 tenisky tamaris 23683 syntetika velkoobchod online
    world cup 2018 messi jersey http://www.tribratanewspolresbombana.com/painted/world-cup-2018-messi-jersey

  • wholesale khaki canvas backpack large cheap
    wholesale khaki canvas backpack large cheap Sunday, 15 September 2019 21:20

    large quilted tote patternsteen wolf for iphone 6 6s case glitter liquid quicksand phone case cover for iphone 5coupon for oakley radar pitch black iridiumray ban clubround tortoise sunglasses very good price 130 depop
    wholesale khaki canvas backpack large cheap

  • square logo sunglasses
    square logo sunglasses Sunday, 15 September 2019 21:09

    oficina costura para iniciantes canga redonda sympladiscovery home health estreia s茅rie de moda para noivas plus sizechristian gray top cropped branco com tira no decote christian grayvestidos de linho 2015
    square logo sunglasses http://www.tadrian.com/luceros/square-logo-sunglasses

  • klapki adidas cf logo cblack cblack ftwwht klapki klapki
    klapki adidas cf logo cblack cblack ftwwht klapki klapki Sunday, 15 September 2019 21:02

    adidas performance hyperhiker buty trekkingowe onix sun glow grey rozowy adidas performance 35 zalandobuty damskie trampki bia艂e mustang trampki buty damskiekornecki buty dla dzieci20 nowo艣膰 buty membranowe dachstein gaisberg gtx blue mirage white
    klapki adidas cf logo cblack cblack ftwwht klapki klapki

  • Joekeync
    Joekeync Sunday, 15 September 2019 21:01

    levitra advair 250/50 price buy lisinopril online viagra suppliers propeciaoffers.com atenolol 50 mg tablets cheap zithromax online generic tretinoin cheap generic propecia elimite cream over the counter

  • Hester Elland
    Hester Elland Sunday, 15 September 2019 20:57

    I love this post, so big thanks for your efforts! If you're interested in writing a piece for our fantabulous dog blog, you can check out one of our newest dog articles here- [url="https://tuftoys.com/15-questions-to-ask-yourself-before-getting-a-dog/"]top article[/url]. Drop us a line at [url="https://tuftoys.com"]TufToys[/url] asap :)