Volunteer Placement

Volunteer Placement

Young Africa International acts as a point of contact for people who want to dedicate some time as a volunteer at one of the Young Africa centres. A solid recruitment, selection and information procedure ensures the best possible match between what a centre needs and what the volunteer can contribute. Volunteers from all over the world can stay at a centre for a minimum period of three months. In partnership with the Irish NGO SERVE, Young Africa annually hosts short-term volunteer groups and school immersion groups who come and experience life at a development project for a few weeks. SERVE’s work too has a solid preparation, fundraising, development education component. After return to their home countries, volunteers are encouraged to remain actively involved with Young Africa and SERVE, creating a pool of advocates and leaders for youth development.

Read about the experiences from a SERVE volunteer in Mozambique 2016 group here.

Development Education

Development Education

Young Africa in The Netherlands raises awareness among young people about the challenging situations of their peers in Africa. Through guest lessons at schools, talks, presence at theme markets and fairs, publishing literature, and sharing on social media and through our website, we inform and educate on the development issues facing youth in Africa. Our development education programme also includes informing people about how Young Africa contributes to youth development, and what the public can do to play a positive role in Young Africa’s approach to youth development. With our partner SERVE, a similar programme is offered in Ireland.

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Advocacy for Youth Development 

Advocacy for Youth Development 

Young Africa believes in promoting and influencing government, local representatives and donors to value the importance of youth training and empowerment. In 2015, in all our working countries we interacted with government to seek more attention for the plight of young people, encouraging them to invest in youth, create employment, and improve education. We have also been promoting Young Africa as a best-practice model for skills training for employability and entrepreneurship. We are therefore glad that focus on vocational training as a tool to combat youth unemployment is gaining momentum internationally. Vocational Training has been recognised in the Sustainable Development Goals set out by the UN in 2015, particularly in Goal 4.4: ‘By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship’.

Contact us                                               


Young Africa International - The Netherlands
Deventerstraat 130m
7321 CD
Apeldoorn
The Netherlands
+316 822 40 226
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NL 03 ABNA 0466 782063
ANBI registration: 8068.23.598

 
 

Young Africa International - The HUB
14 Wiltshire Road
Greendale 
Harare
Zimbabwe
+263 242 492855
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