AYM Empowers and Mobilizes Africa’s Youth Through Employment
Mobilizing Africa’s unemployed and underemployed youth is the key to the continent’s economic growth and stability. AYM works to mobilize marginalized youth through education, training and creates entrepreneurial opportunities to help move communities away from poverty, disease, and hunger. AYM aims to establish personal empowerment and community resilience by energizing its critical youth population as change agents to reverse social, economic marginalization and stagnation.
Our mission is to educate and employ young people in technology, agribusiness, eco-tourism, entrepreneurship and the creative arts to revitalize the country’s potential and bring its population social and political stability.
The organization is an emerging national initiative, that will primarily engage youths as change-makers in the rebuilding and development of Sierra Leone through innovative and progressive local community-driven programs, and youth-focused enterprises.
WHAT WE DO
Agriculture Program in Sierra Leone
In launching the Sierra Leone Youth Vegetable Gardens program in 2007, AYM opened three sites to grow new crops like lettuce, carrots, cabbage, onions, radishes, cucumbers, tomatoes, peas, green beans, and a wide variety of other vegetables and herbs…
Development of Ecotourism in Sierra Leone
Moselleh beach sits along the Jong River in Mattru Jong. It is also home to breathtaking waterfalls, fine white sand, and natural tree shades. Entertainment facilities will be established on Moselleh beach, and the volunteers will be trained…
Empowering the Next Generation is Key
Entrepreneurship is at the core of AYM Program Design. The organization will always seek financial support from well-wishers and donors. But, its future as an economic institution for the social good, lies in a solid business plan that would generate…
Empowering the Future through Technology
Twenty-First Century African Youth Movement empowers rural youth through technology programs and prepares them for employment in good paying jobs and enables them to take control of their own future.
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“If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want.” -- Kevin Ngo
Twenty-First Century African Youth Movement
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