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“The independence of Ghana is meaningless unless it is linked to the total liberation of the African continent.” - Dr. Kwame Nkrumah
“The independence of Ghana is meaningless unless it is linked to the total liberation of the African continent.” – Dr. Kwame Nkrumah
A decolonization agenda! The challenges and social ills of the African people keeps worsening partly because we are divided; we are committed to the particular – our countries our tribes, and ourselves against the collective. Africa’s Youth and its middle class are the answer and only hope for the continent. Yet, a significant number is detached and apathetic to these socioeconomic challenges, thus compounding the problem. A strong and progressive Africa can only be attained with active youth engagement in confronting the problems at an individual, communal, national and continental level. The “youth of today must determine to be Significant Members of their Generation, Change Agents!” We must go beyond the love of self and have a deep care for others.” We must think transnational and pan African. For a detailed understanding of the problematic, read this statement by the visionary Joseph Dennis Nii Noi Quarcoo, here https://urlzs.com/yz7vQ
As an organization dedicated to creating a sustainable impact in Africa, we are committed to delivering exceptional value to all our stakeholders. Our sustainability plan focuses on the following key areas to ensure long-term success:
1. Environmental Stewardship: We recognize the importance of environmental conservation and will work to minimize our ecological footprint. This includes implementing energy-efficient practices, reducing waste, and considering the environmental impact in all our activities.
2. Social Responsibility: Our commitment to the well-being of our members, volunteers, and the youth of Africa is unwavering. We will prioritize the safety, health, and development of all individuals involved in our programs, ensuring that their needs are met and their contributions are valued.
3. Economic Viability: Our financial sustainability is crucial to our ability to continue delivering impactful programs. We will seek innovative revenue streams and operational efficiencies that enable us to maintain and expand our initiatives without compromising our values.
4. Stakeholder Engagement: Building and nurturing strategic partnerships and collaborations with organizations that share our vision is vital to our success. We will actively engage with our partners and, most importantly, the African youth, seeking their input and involvement in shaping our programs.
5. Transparency and Accountability: We understand the importance of transparency in our operations and are committed to maintaining high ethical standards. We will regularly communicate our progress, achievements, and challenges to all stakeholders, ensuring accountability at every level of our organization.
6. Impact Measurement: We will continuously assess and measure the impact of our programs to ensure that they are effectively meeting the needs of the African youth. This includes gathering feedback, conducting evaluations, and making data-driven decisions to optimize our initiatives.
By integrating these principles into our daily operations, we aim to build a sustainable foundation that will enable us to create a lasting and meaningful impact in Africa.
This sustainability plan emphasizes the core pillars of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, economic viability, stakeholder engagement, transparency and accountability, and impact measurement, ensuring that our organization remains dedicated to delivering value and making a positive difference in Africa for years to come.
We are committed to youth empowerment and pan Africanism. This initiative places African youth at the center of the conversation on the direction, focus, and growth of the continent, not by chance but by choice. We do not only organize events but also take advantage of existing platforms to broadcast the initiative and secure further coverage and impact across the continent. We are creating transnational businesses, and equipping the middle class to become effective mentors/leaders to the younger ones.
All of our operations, projects and engagements are undergirded by these principles;
1) Continent-wide coverage (view & reach): we are guided by our positioning as a Leading Voice for the Youth of Africa. We represent the interests of African youth. To be truly effective at this scale, we must be conscientious and be present at the grassroots (community) level.
2) Bridge Research, Policy & ‘Practice’ gap: we are conscious about this disjuncture, hence the use of the Continent-wide Community of Knowledge-Practice (CCKP). We work with relevant and up-to-date knowledge from research – including (un)official and (in)formal logics.
3) African Culture, Unity and Peace: To attain the Africa we want, we need to ‘Deconstruct Nationalism and Project Pan Africanism.’ To uphold the ‘collective’ in contrast to the ‘particular’. We are here to engender integration and continent-wide connections among youth. That is, enabling youth to learn about our oneness/similarity as Africans through exposure and experience… e.g. travel, cross-boundary collaborations inter alia.
4) Inclusivity/Borderless Appeal: we aspire to be truly representative by reaching out to African youth across all boundaries (social, economic, cultural, religious, geographic etc.)
5) Partnerships & Volunteering: We are committed to the service of Africa and seek out partnerships towards the collective interest of a Strong, united and progressive Africa. By this we create opportunities and enhance mobility as we serve each other.
One of the key strategic actions is the creation of Continent-wide Communities of Knowledge- Practice (CCKP) aligned with the three major sectors, public, private and civil society that would drive the agenda of educating and advocating for youth involvement and leadership in building the Africa we want. Among other reasons, the CCKPs will present opportunities to leverage on existing interests, competencies and networks as well as help establish Voice1Africa as a ‘youth owned, representative and energized movement’.
Grassroots Level: Community Groups & School Clubs
Events: Conferences & Camps, Comedy, music, poetry, etc.
Art exhibitions: paintings, photography etc.
Entertainment & Media: movies, beach parties, walks, clean-ups, sports, conversations, TV & Radio, religion, travel services, holidays & invites,
Social support: counselling (career, vision & goal setting, Education)
Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Liberia, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Uganda, Malawi, Djibouti, Togo, Gambia, Cote D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo.