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]

Join us for a literary celebration of Courtney Conrad's highly anticipated debutI Am Evidence brought to you by Bloodaxe Books and Mslexia. Courtney's work delves deep into the intricate tapestry of Caribbean migration, weaving together threads of subversive diasporic imagery and incisive national political commentary. Her verses pierce through layers of history, pain, and hope, reminding us of the profound impact words can have in inspiring change, sparking conversations, and ushering in a new dawn of awareness.

I Am Evidence has garnered prestigious awards such as the 2022 Mslexia Women’s Poetry Pamphlet Competition and includes some of Courtney's award-winning pieces that secured her the Eric Gregory Award in 2022.

Tickets for this event include a complimentary copy of I Am Evidence. You'll also gain access to a live poetry reading that will stir your soul, accompanied by a delightful array of Jamaican treats and beverages. Later, DJ Fileen will be spinning the best of Reggae, Dancehall, and Afro-Beats.

Poetry readings will be given by: Lola Oh, Keith Jarrett, and Fahad Al-Amoudi. A special musical performance will be given by Naomi Temi. 

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