Young Africa Centre

Empowering the youth

Africa has the fastest-growing youth population in the world with the Population Research Bureau predicting that the continent will account for 42% of the world’s youth by 2030. With this in mind, The Africa Centre is in no doubt about the critical role that young people will play in shaping and securing the future of the charity. Having recently launched an exciting new home for contemporary African culture and heritage in London and currently developing its future programmes, the Centre is keen to create a space for young people to freely express themselves, share ideas, and blossom.

Get involved

The Young Africa Centre (YAC) is a vibrant group of conscious young people (18-30) and we are currently recruiting new members in preparation for a relaunch later this year. The group is drawn together by a shared love and passion for all things Africa.

Our Mission

  • To create value-led opportunities and support each other with critical tools and experiences that lead to positive outcomes.
  • To challenge the existing misconceptions and stereotypes about African culture and heritage in the UK.
  • To create relevant and compelling content that promotes safety and a healthy exchange of ideas leading to happier and more fulfilled lives

Right now is the perfect time to join and participate in building a new foundation for tomorrow's leaders. If you're interested in becoming a member or would like to know more, we'd love to hear from you. Email: [email protected]

Skill Up, Scale Up

Are you a photographer, illustrator, poet, musician, singer-songwriter, journalist, or multi-talented creative enthusiast? Whether you're just starting, navigating the early stages of your creative journey, or looking to upskill, this event is tailor-made for you! Read more

Courtney Conrad - I Am Evidence II

Following a sold-out first event to celebrate the launch of Courtney's new book, this is a follow-up due to popular demand. I Am Evidence was the winner of the 2022 Mslexia Women’s Poetry Pamphlet Competition judged by Imtiaz Dharker, and includes some work that won her an Eric Gregory Award in 2022. Read more

Courtney Conrad - I Am Evidence

Book launch by Courtney Conrad featuring live poetry reading, and Jamaican street dance, accompanied by a live DJ playing Reggae, Dancehall, and Afro-Beats. Read more

African Sprituality and Philosophy

The Young Africa Centre presents author, historian, and academic luminary, Robin Walker, leading a discussion on African Spirituality and Philosophy. The in-conversation and audience Q&A session will be moderated by Lyndon Mukasa, a journalist and writer at the Voice Newspaper. Read more

Oasis Of Freedom

A collaboration between Young Africa Centre and Diaspora Reflections. This event will involve gamified networking and intimate discussions, as well as participation in different art forms including dance, music, immersive poetry, and literature. Read more

Young Africa Centre Presents: Muziki

An unforgettable evening of live music, spoken word, open mic, and good vibes at Muziki, hosted by YAC. Read more