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]

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.

Robin Walker, affectionately known as 'The Black History Man,' is a dynamic and multi-talented individual whose life journey spans London and Jamaica. With a rich tapestry of experiences as an entrepreneur, publisher, educator, and author, he brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to every platform he graces.

A scholar in his own right, Robin embarked on his academic journey at the London School of Economics, where he delved into Economics from 1987 to 1990. His thirst for knowledge led him to pursue African World Studies under the mentorship of luminaries like Dr. Femi Biko and Mr. Kenny Bakie in 1991 and 1992.

In 2006, Robin penned the ground-breaking masterpiece, "When We Ruled," a magnum opus that stands as the most comprehensive synthesis of Ancient and Medieval African history authored by a single individual. His work garnered international recognition, with Black Classic Press of Baltimore publishing a U.S. edition in 2011.

In addition to his solo accomplishments, Robin collaborated on four impactful works: "Everyday Life in an Early West African Empire," "African Mathematics: History, Study Guide, and Classroom Lessons," "Black British History: Black Influences on British Culture 1948-2016," and "30 Black History Icons."

In 2022, Robin Walker took a bold step forward by co-founding "The Black Secret," an innovative online adult education enterprise dedicated to teaching Black History and African Heritage to adults. With a mission to educate and empower, Robin continues to be a trailblazer in the realm of Black history and heritage.

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