Radio queen Adelle Onyango won’t grace your car rides for a little while as she represents the Kenyan Youth in Ethiopia this week.
She is actively making major moves in her life, not just for her but for many Adelle fans and followers. She has purposed to be a sister, a friend and a mother to so many people who need help. From career to personal help.
The social activist has made a huge impact in the lives of urban youth thanks to her various programs under the Adelle Onyango Initiative.
She will be attending the 2nd Pan-African Youth Forum in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa from April 24, 2019, to April the 27th.
The Pan-African Youth Forum will engage young people at both political and socio-economic levels, to propose tangible solutions to youth-centric issues.
Speaking about being invited to the Pan African forum, Adelle said:
It means that as a young African I can be part of making solutions to create environments that allow African youth to reach their full potential.
The Adelle Onyango Initiative already has programs running that create opportunities for the youth. I’d like to be able to meet other young Africans with similar programs and work on partnerships that allow us to scale and reach more youth.
Adelle points out that some of the key important areas that need to be addressed include, “Education. Are we truly equipping young people with information that is relevant to the changing market? When it comes to entrepreneurship, we need to review policies that lock our African youth from being able to build businesses that actually will solve some of Africa’s problems.“
She continued, “Also, representation in key leadership roles, there are not enough young people represented in governance roles.“
During the forum, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, will inaugurate a Youth Congress and introduce his 1 Million by 2021 Initiative, which aims to directly reach millions of young Africans on four key areas of Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship and Engagement through creating opportunities in these areas.
The forum is organized in five segments namely Capacity Building sessions, Pan African Youth Congress, Thematic Co-Creation Summit, and a Commitment Roundtable by Youth development stakeholders.
Young people will be at the center of the forum and will co-create solutions and strategies to operationalize the initiative.
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I’m in Ethiopia this week (first time here) for the Pan AFrican Youth Forum! Excited to learn more about the 1million by 2021 initiative that aims to catalyze youth development in Africa by providing 1million young Africans with opportunities in Education Entrepreneurship Employment Engagement Hopefully, once I’ve learnt more about it, the @adelleonyangoinitiative can make sure our youth members can benefit from #1mBy2021 #AfricaUnite4Youth