The Organization of African Youth is not just a youth organization, it is a platform where every young person is a leader.
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. OAY is an empowerment vehicle and a revolutionary movement for all youth in Africa. It is a regional platform for young people to assert their power in numbers, energy and imagination to transform Africa to be a beacon of hope. OAYouth works to motivate, unify and empower African youth to be drivers of Africa’s social, political and economic transformation. Through structured programs, OAYouth harnesses resources and ideas to empower tomorrow’s leaders today.
OAYouth works to motivate, unify and empower African youth to be drivers of Africa’s social, political and economic transformation.
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.