Africa Youth Day ce­le­bra­ted

George Herald - - News - My­ron Ra­bi­no­witz

This y­e­ar's the­me for Africa Youth Day is "Youth voi­ces a­gainst cor­rup­ti­on in Africa". The day was com­me­mo­ra­ted on T­hurs­day 1 No­vem­ber at the A­fri­can U­ni­on com­mis­si­on (AUC) he­ad­quar­ters in Ad­dis A­ba­ba, E­thi­o­pia and a­cross the A­fri­can con­ti­nent by youth de­ve­lop­ment or­ga­ni­sa­ti­ons, ci­vil so­cie­ty in­sti­tu­ti­ons and pu­blic sec­tor de­part­ments.

Lo­cal­ly the foun­der of Guidy Worx, Hein Scheepers, said t­hat the e­vent would bring young people to­get­her to com­me­mo­ra­te Africa Youth Day with the ob­jecti­ve of cre­a­ting, main­tai­ning and in­cre­a­sing a­wa­re­ness a­mong the pu­blic on the cri­ti­cal ro­le young people play in the trans­for­ma­ti­on of so­cie­ty.

Guidy Worx's strong be­lief is t­hat the youth are seeds t­hat need to be wa­te­red in or­der for them to flou­rish and blos­som beau­ti­ful­ly and u­ni­que­ly. "We be­lie­ve in the en­han­ce­ment and g­roo­m­ing of the­se young on­es' po­ten­ti­al to un­le­ash gre­at­ness in them.

We con­ti­nue to e­ner­ge­ti­cal­ly and ent­hu­si­as­ti­cal­ly push for­ward in the purs­uit of gre­at­ness out of the young people of our con­ti­nent," said Scheepers.

P­ho­to: My­ron Ra­bi­no­witz

Ja­son ‘Hak­kies­draad’ Hart­man ad­dres­ses the le­ar­ners of Park­de­ne Se­con­da­ry School on Africa Youth Day. “We must look af­ter e­ach ot­her, no one el­se will.”

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