Who We Are & What We Do
The Young Africa Centre (YAC) is a vibrant group of conscious young people (under 30). We are all drawn together by our love and passion for all things Africa and African diaspora related. We use our time together to socialise, share knowledge and skills, learn about our heritage, and discuss our place in a country that our parents and/or grandparents migrated to.
Our diverse group is open to anyone that fits the age criteria and is keen to contribute towards the development of African and diaspora communities both in different parts of Africa and here in the UK. We meet several times a month and organise events where we engage and tackle issues that are relevant to us. We also work closely with the local community in Southwark and other parts of London. As The Young Africa Centre, we are always looking for opportunities to expand our reach and empower and inspire more young people to embrace their heritage and become proud ambassadors.
We are proud to be part of an organisation with such a long and rich history as custodians of African culture and heritage in the UK. We feel duty-bound to make sure that our culture is respected, our languages don’t become extinct, and that we are seated at the tables where our futures are decided.