Deadline : 11 February, 2019
In partnership with Afrika Youth Movement (AYM), Afresist presents the Afresist Youth Leadership Program (AYLP), a new training programme rooted in the belief that African youth can be everyday pan-Africanists, everyday leaders, everyday activists.
While various leadership programs targeting African youth do exist, most times there is either little or no focus on African knowledge, philosophy and models.
This is disempowering for African youth because it creates the perception that African youth and Africans in general must look outside of Africa for best practice models.
Consequently, AYLP is a step towards addressing this gap by supporting, empowering, nurturing and creating Pan-African spaces for African youth. AYLP focuses on three key modules, each rooted in self-disciple and action: Pan-Africanism, Leadership and Non-Violence.
The Afresist Youth Leadership Programme is more than a training programme – it is a philosophy, a new model that is in harmony with the Africa We Want.
It is designed and directed by Africans for Africans. As Africans, we have always been participants in programmes directed by others, but it is time for us to produce our philosophy of leadership driven by African and feminist wisdom and values.
Who should apply?
- Africans residing in Africa
- 18-25 years old at the time of submitting the application
- Have good proficiency in English
- Have a genuine interest in personal growth and self-empowerment
- Be aspiring or young leaders in their communities
The two-phase program offers two weeks of intensive training which provides participants with an experience that will equip them with skills, knowledge and network to own and build the Africa We Want!
There will be online activities and engagement which will take place throughout the program; and two ‘face-to-face’ trainings on the continent.
Centred on Pan-African philosophy, participants will gain knowledge on various theoretical and practical approaches that include:
- Intersectional Analysis
- African Leadership and Wisdom
- Postcolonial Africa
- Concept of Power
- African-inspired self-care tools
- Intergenerational dialogue
- African Art and Spirituality
- African Women’s wisdom
In a nutshell, participants will be learning and sharing experiences to reflect, collaborate and co-create their vision for Africa.
The program covers:
- Full and partial scholarships will be provided to selected applicants.
- Full scholarship includes travel, accommodation and program registration.
- Partial scholarship includes accommodation and program registration.
- Program materials which includes African movies, literature, art, case studies
- Certificate of becoming an “Afresist Leader” after completion of the full program
Phase I will take place from 10-17th April, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya (excluding travel dates)
Action Phase: between May and July, participants will go back to their communities and conduct a research project and apply the skills they learnt in a social project
Phase II will take place from 24-29th July 2019 – location to be confirmed (excluding travel dates)
The deadline for submission of application form is Monday 11th February 2019.
For more information and to apply, click here.