African Youth Empowerment and Leadership Initiatives.
African Youth Empowerment and Leadership Initiatives.
AYELI (African Youth Empowerment and Leadership Initiatives) is a series of programs focused on training and building young African leaders. AYELI was launched by United Africa in 2019 as its flagship organ to educate and train the next generation of African leaders. It includes workshops, seminars, forums, symposiums etc, as well as a training program which runs throughout every year and these are also coupled with celebration of important African dates and events.
Africa is a continent blessed with sufficient natural and human resources. With so much language and cultural diversity, it becomes challenging to manage Africa as one body. Nearly 1 in 3 Africans are between the ages of 10 to 25 and about 63% of Africa’s total population is below the age of 40. Most African youths have the will and determination to impact their beloved continent. Over the years, we see so many young Africans start up great initiatives aimed at impacting their communities. However, a lot of Young Africans suffer from lack of adequate knowledge, resources and opportunities to fully move Africa forward. Who will shape the future of African business and entrepreneurship, environmental protection, civic leadership, scientific researches, human rights and public management? Who will train and empower these young Africans and equip them to become leaders of tomorrow? AYELI tries to answer these questions by providing three models designed to educate, train and empower youths; AYELI Programs, AYELI Online and AYELI Training.
AYELI targets men and women between the ages of 18 and 35 across Africa, who are ready to learn more about Africa and become future leaders of their communities, nations as well as the African continent at large.
AYELI provide two models designed to educate, train and empower youths; AYELI Programs and AYELI Training. These models contain activities and courses which are thought through workshops, seminars, forums and training. Activity/course facilitators/trainers are selected from among proven leaders and professionals from Africa and around the world. Innovative teaching and and training approaches (such as workshops, field trips, case studies and video projections to name a few) will be used to enhance learner experience. Various evaluation methods, including self-evaluation will be employed and participants will be awarded certificates at the end of each program.
E4Life (Educate For Life) is a program which aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education, promote lifelong learning opportunities and improve on literacy among African youths. It focuses on courses and activities on education, the role of education in the lives of African Youths as well as supporting youth educational initiatives
Green Africa is an initiative aimed at educating youths on protecting the African environment, combating climate change and its impacts as well as promoting young African initiatives that help fight climate change. Focus will be placed on air pollution, environmental protection, forest, marine and wildlife conservation.
This program teaches African values, diversity, evolution, present and future states from a political, civic, business and scientific point of view. It aims at providing an overview on everything Africa. Participants are expected to gain more knowledge on the state of Africa, which in turn will help them on decision making, civic responsibilities and developmental initiatives.
The health and science program of AYELI aims to ensure healthy lives and well-being for all and the scientific development and advancement in Africa. Focus will be on disease causes, controls, prevention and cures as well as scientific innovations. Special attention will be paid on promoting and supporting youth projects, innovations and initiatives that work towards achieving a healthy and disease free Africa and those which make Africa scientifically efficient.
The role of women and their plight in the decision making and development of Africa has to be given special attention. This program targets young African women and aims to educate and empower them on their rights and responsibilities as well as their roles and contributions towards the achievement of African goals. It also seeks to achieve gender equality. Special attention will be focused on subjects like gender discrimination, violence against women (including trafficking and sexual exploitation, education for the girl child and harmful practices (such as child and forced marriages and female genital mutilation).
Knowing your rights and responsibilities as a citizen is key to shaping a better society for all. This program aims to educate and empower youths on values, methods and importance of promoting a peaceful and inclusive Africa for all. It also focuses on justice for all and the building of effective, accountable and inclusive African institutions at all levels. Focus will be placed on human rights, justice and accountability, discrimination against the less privileged, migration and the plight of African refugees as well as case studies on some problems in Africa and how they could be remedied.
This program aims to educate and empower African youths on their rights, civic responsibilities and roles towards the development of a better Africa for all. It also aims to provide the youths with the means, references, resources and knowledge the need to carry out their initiatives. Attention will be paid on the plight of African youths, the African child and activities will be centered around the African Youth Day celebrated every November 1.
Business in Africa is on a steady rise. More and more youths are becoming entrepreneurs, more startups are being created across Africa and more Africans are becoming involved in global business. All across Africa, we see a steady rise in GDP and economic growth. The African Youth Business and Entrepreneurial Program aims to provide youths with the knowledge, references and resources needed to do business in Africa as well as becoming successful entrepreneurs. Focus will be on topics like industrial and infrastructural development, employment, economic growth in Africa, agriculture, African startups, doing business in Africa, inter-African trade and case studies on business institutions and opportunities across Africa.
Across all sporting domains, we see young and talented Africans massively engaged in one way or the other. From football to basketball, handball etc, there is no denial Africans love sports. Sports, be it in the professional, recreational, educative or medical milieu is vital for all. This program aims to educate African youths on how to chose a sporting career as well as the impact of sports on youths and its importance in the development of Africa. Local competitions as well as the AYELI sports challenge will also be promoted.
The AYELI Training model is a two weeks innovative and game changing leadership training program which takes place every year between June and August across Africa. The program entails a combination of taught content as well as practical and in-the-field youth engagements. It targets young African leaders between the ages of 18 and 35.
AYELI Training trains young Africans on various important aspects impacting Africa such as politics, health, science, economy, human rights, gender equality, hunger/poverty, sports environmental protection, communication and community development. In essence, AYELI Training is a camping of 20 young Africans for two weeks training them on specific AYELI Programs chosen by instructors, trainers/facilitators and defined by the organization.
The program is divided into two phases – a one week coursework phase delivered in-person by instructors or online and the remaining week distributed equally among mentor-ship program, civic volunteerism, internship or community service and a test/report writing period. The first week coursework phase entails two core courses and one elective course, designated by the organization. The in-person training will be carried out at locations across Africa while the online courses will be carried out on the United Africa website (ua-web.org). The second week phase will involve field works and test/report writing. The field works will mostly be in the form of field trips, civic volunteerism, industrial/scientific processes, mentor-ship, and community services. The participants will get to be involved in the process and learn first hand from the experts.
United Africa will partner with several institutions, associations, businesses, international and local organizations, governments and others to be able get the trainees fully engaged in the program. At the end of the program, an AYELI Training Certificate will be awarded to each participant , completing their full engagements in becoming the next leaders of Africa in their respective domains.
United Africa is an NGO which aims at building the next African leaders in all domains (science, business, politics and more). Our programs are mostly educative and are centered around forums, seminars, symposiums, workshops and more.
We are currently divided into three organs: AYELI, UAYL and FAJEC. Please visit our About Us page for more.
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