Youth in the Muhanga District in the southern province of Rwanda launched a campaign called GIRA ISUKU aimed at protecting the environment as one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The GIRA ISUKU campaign is a project developed by five youth among 20 that were...

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...

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.


AYANA's Youth Innovation Lab in Tanzania concludes this week. On the first day, 10 staff, trained previously in youth program facilitation to effectively lead the program, participated. Mr. Thadei Msumanje explained the process behind design thinking: inspiration, idea...

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