Organization of African Youth (OAY) is a continental, member-based, non-profit organization founded in 2019, registered in 9 countries and operating with 15 chapters in Africa.
A strong representation and participation of youth in championing social, political and economic development in Africa
To be the continental umbrella organization for all African youth, providing a platform for youth-led programmes, a forum for dialogue, and a network of future leaders
Youth Work Professionalization Policy
Having successfully advocated for inclusion of Youth Work Professionalization in Kenya, National Youth Development Policy and being a key champion of African Youth Charter , OAY is fully committed to the continuous improvement in the quality of youth work. We are committee to all tenets of Youth Work Professionalization including recognition of Youth Work as a distinct professional category in national policy
and legislation, building of a professional association that ensures collective professional
decision-making, advocating for a set of occupational standards for youth work, promotion of competency standards, qualifications and certification, Youth work practice supervision to ensure quality of training and practice and adherence to ethical code of practice. OAY will continue to aim for the highest standards of youth work professionalism across all programming , partnerships and collaborations.