Organisation of African Youth (OAYouth) was formed in 2009, conforming to the provisions of African Youth Charter which was adopted by the African Union. The Charter defines African youth as people between the ages of 15 and 35. Since establishment the organization has built branches and has National representatives in more than 25 African countries. OAYouth serves as a platform for young people in Africa to assert their power in numbers, energy and imagination to transform Africa to be a beacon of hope for all its people. We work to motivate, unify and empower African youth to be drivers of Africa’s social, political and economic transformation. Through our networks and partners, OAYouth strengthen synergies and collaboration by ensuring that projects are managed by local OAYouth committees in individual African countries, addressing the unique needs of the resident youth.

Follow this link  to the continental website www.oayouth.org

 

 

Organisation of Africa Youth-Kenya

 

In Kenya, OAYouth serves as a platform for young people in Africa to assert their power in numbers, energy and imagination to transform Africa to be a beacon of hope for its entire people. We work to motivate, unify and empower youth to be drivers of Africa’s social, political and economic transformation. Through our networks and partners across Kenya, OAYouth strengthen synergies and collaboration by ensuring that projects are managed by local OAYouth committees in Kenya, addressing the unique needs of the resident youth.

 

Organization of African Youth (OAYouth) Kenya was established in 2010 and registered as an NGO, first in South Africa and later in Kenya alongside other countries. OAYouth has chapters in 35 African countries where young people are participating in home-grown programmes to increase their voices, empower themselves and build their communities. OAYouth’s ordinary members (often referred as “OAYouth Advocates”) are individual young African people of between 15 to 35 years of age, as contemplated in the African Youth Charter and in OAYouth Constitution. Youth organizations, business entities and other NGOs can also join as associate members, partners and sponsors to support the youth work of OAYouth.

 

 

Intergenerational Approaches to Development

OAY is piloting a program to show how intergenerational cooperation can help turn the Africa youth population bulge curse into population dividends. The program is based on the view that the population dynamics can be harnessed and nurtured through experiential leadership and engagements across ages to enhance skills and knowledge transfer, mentorship and talents development.

 

 

 

Our Vision: A united, democratic, prosperous and peaceful Kenya with safe spaces, a strong representation and participation of youth leading to good governance, political and  socio- economic development.

 

Our Mission: To be the umbrella organisation for all independent minded African youth, providing a platform for information exchange on diverse sustainable development issues, a forum for dialogue, debate and a network of emerging and future leaders in diverse sectors.

 

Objectives

 

  1. To motivate and inspire the youth to be active in policy development and implementation
  2. To unify the individual youth voices and youth led organisations at grassroots, national, regional and global levels
  3. To empower the youth through capacity and leadership development, mentorship and entrepreneurship