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Being present and engaged – my experience as a father


As we celebrate Father’s Day on 19 June this year, it is fitting that we start to reflect on our role as fathers and what contribution and support we have provided to our children and communities at large. As many fathers would say, we have had a lot of experience ...

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Conor’s experience with YMCA during his placement in Togo as volunteer on ICS programme


As ICS volunteer in Togo from January to April 2016, Conor spent 12 weeks in Togo, working with the YMCA . International Citizen Service (ICS) is a once-in-a-lifetime volunteering opportunity open to all 18-25 year olds, funded by the UK Government. It’s a development programme that brings together young people from the UK and developing ...

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Togo YMCA justice programme impact


Around the world, young people face injustice, ill treatment and wrongful imprisonment and are prevented from opportunities for work and education. All too often their views are ignored, easily caught up in gang violence, detained in prisons with no legal support, and  facing violence at home especially for young women. ...

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AU Demands versus responsibilities

AU Demand - Responsibilities

‘Youth must learn that demands come with responsibilities,’ said AU Chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, during her address to youth leaders of different African organisations during this year’s African Union Inter-generational Dialogue held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 27-28 January 2016. The Inter-generational Dialogue between youths, Heads of State and Government, ...

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S2C Ambassador Jeffrey Shihembetsa to speak at AU Summit

S2C AAYJanJeffrey

S2C Ambassador, Jeffrey Shihembetsa, is set to speak at the African Union 26th Intergenerational Dialogue which on 27 January 2016 in Addis Abba, Ethiopia. The event will create a dialogue between African Youth and leaders, particularly African Heads of States and Governments, and the leaders of continental and global Institutions. ...

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Communique of the 10th AAYMCA OGM on 2 to 7 June 2015 in Dakar, Senegal

OGM Communique

We, the participants at the 10th AAYMCA OGM, under the theme “Point of No Return” held at the Royal Decameron Baobab Resort in Somone, Senegal from 2 to 6 June 2015, hereby approve the following Communique: Acknowledging Progress made in institutional reform and relevant programme development in the last four ...

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