Organization in the spotlight: United Youth Association (UYA)
Friday, May 30, 2008
The United Youth Association, an organisation formed by students and non students in Bakau Newtown and its catchment area, seeks to engage young people into an organised group, with a view to addressing pertinent issues; issues that impede their growth and development.
Established on March 4th, 2005, UYA seeks to empower its initiates in their quest to creating a vibrant society where their voices can be heard.
Aims and objectives
Prominent among its aims and objectives are to explore means of empowering young people in the area of education, to promote the rights and welfare of children, to foster unity among young people, as well as to raise awareness on some pertinent issues such as HIV/AIDS, child rights, the menace of drug abuse, sexual and reproductive health, and a host of other social problems impeding their growth and development.
Since its inception, UYA has embarked on series of activities, notably among them are capacity building and trainings on issues concerning young people, yearly acquisition of scholarships for the less privileged young people, community out-reach sensitization programmes, as well as the 2008 first ever youth conference of the association.
With funding from donors, the association intends to provide more capacity building programmes for the young people on issues such as child right, HIV/AIDS, to organise annual youth conference geared towards capacitising young people for positive social changes. They also intend to decentralise their programmes and activities throughout the length and breadth of the country, by establishing regional branches. They also intend to organise skills training programmes for their wider membership and other interested young people.
Membership is open to all young people who promote their aims and objectives. A member must have 25 years below.
The UYA can be contacted on address below:
United Youth Association can be reached on Tel: 9816861 / 9898416 / 7202689
Email: C/o firstname.lastname@example.org
Author: by Kemo Cham