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Traveling to New York for the Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action meetings was a transformative experience. I met some incredible and inspiring people in the humanitarian aid/development sector, attended meetings to contextualize AYANA’s work and learned ne...

The first Kibera Clean Team clean-up launched in April. The project started at Katwekera, Kenya, a section of the Kibera slum. The students plan to sustain it by distributing a dustbin at every plot and collecting the trash thrice a week, cooperating with the local was...

AYANA is excited to announce that we are partnering with the Centre for Livelihoods and Support to Sustainable Development (CLISSD) which recently held our Youth Innovation Lab program in 3 different regions in Cameroon. 

"[The young people] live with the problems...

On Thursday, March 8, AYANA celebrated International Women's Day with a new program in Kisumu, Kenya, for young women! We are partnering with Nyanza Initiative for Girls' Education & Empowerment to empower girls in Kisumu to design creative solutions to problems in the...

We just began a new partnership in Kenya and 11 youth participated in our Youth Innovation Lab. Out of the 11 ideas we selected a girls' empowerment program, a Kibera clean-up program, and a library program.

The storyboards for some of the ideas are below.

Girls' & Women...

Almost half the Tanzanian population lacks clean water. So, it's no wonder that, during our Youth Innovation Lab workshops, with all participants under the age of 18, one participant decided to choose the issue of a lack of sanitation and water treatment facilities as...

On Monday, I had the privilege of leading a session on youth empowerment and design thinking. My aim was to inform adults who wanted to empower youth to create change, as well as students who want to learn more about how they can make a difference regardless of their a...

The AYANA Youth Innovation Lab held by partner Africa Unite last week certainly ignited the creative, problem-solving potential of these youth! After learning about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the youth decided to focus on Goals #4, 10, and 16, thereby provid...

Last week, AYANA concluded its first week of programs in Tanzania. Upcoming programs revised based on feedback from last week will be in order! Today, youth finished up presenting their ideas from last week, and received signed certificates from AYANA and TAREO.

Thadei...

On Tuesday, October 10, AYANA started our first program in South Africa through our partner Africa Unite. The incredible students Africa Unite works with are currently brainstorming solutions to issues in their communities, including teacher training, school resources,...

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