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Africa’s greatest resource is arguably its nearly 4201 million youth. Yet, this

tremendous asset is relatively untapped. This is largely due to limited access to education,

mentorship, finance, employment opportunities and health required to meaningfully

participate in the continent’s socio-economic transformation and realize the economic

dividend.

YouthConnekt Africa (YCA) has emerged as a high-impact solution for African

countries to realize the demographic dividend. Launched in Rwanda in 2012,

YouthConnekt has been embraced for its innovative design and implementation providing

youth with the skills, networks and information needed to scale their initiatives and gain

meaningful employment. To date, six countries have already launched YouthConnekt and

many others are in the process of implementing the model.

The Inaugural July 2017 YCA Summit mandated the setup of a Hub and Fund to

scale-up the initiative. The Hub will equip YCA members with the knowledge to

integrate relevant best practices in youth economic and civic empowerment to their

existing initiatives. The Fund will provide the needed financial and technical support to

scale Youth-led ventures for economic opportunities.

The proposed YCA Hub and Fund strategy aims to touch Youth in Africa over five

years. YCA would thus contribute to achieving the SDGs and the AU 2063 agenda.

The YCA Hub will empower young African innovators to shape a better future for

themselves and the continent at large by expanding access to economic, social and

civic opportunities through National YouthConnekt initiatives.

The Hub will achieve this through

• nurturing and strengthening a regional network of youth empowerment experts

and hubs;

• providing young innovators with the necessary, skills, coaching and networks and

strengthening youth empowerment ecosystem.

The YCA Fund will increase access to finance and technical assistance for scalable

youth-led ventures. The Fund will address three key needs for youth-led SMEs:

• increase equity growth capital;

• de-risk youth firms through guarantees via banks & credit lines to MFIs;

• catalyze technical assistance to increase the skills and knowledge of youth

entrepreneurs.

GAHUNDA Y`IMIKINO YA COPA AMERICA: Kuva Tariki 11 Kamena - 4 Nyakanga 2015

Irushanwa ry`umupira w`amaguru hagati y`ibihugu bigize umugabane w`America yepfo  rizwi nka Copa America riratangira kuri uyu wa kane tariki ya 11 Kamena kugeza tariki ya 4 Nyakanga 2015  mu gihugu cya Chili.

Iyi mikino ikaba iterejejwe  cyane n`abakunzi b`umupira w`abamaguru batari bake ,aho bategereje kureba  uburyo ibihangage nka  Lionel Messi kuva muri  Argentine,Neymar Jr kuva Brazal,James Rodriguez kuva Colombia,Louis Suarez kuva Uruguay ndetse na Alexis Sanchez kuva mu gihugu cya chili bazitwara.

Nkuko bisanzwe ikigo cy`urubyiruko cya kimisagara kikaba kizayerekana yose uko yakabaye kandi kubuntu. Urubyiruko ruhawe ikaze!

Kanda hano urebe Gahunda y`imikino yose nuko izakurikirana

by Emmy Nduwayezu

EVENTS

1. WEEKLY MATCHES SHOWS AT KIMISAGARA YOUTH CENTER  20-26 October 2014

2. KWIYANDIKISHA MU MAHUGURWA YO KUDODA NO KUBOHA IMIPIRA