#GlobalAdvocacy with Nyasha Phanisa Sithole

Nyasha Phanisa Sithole Nyasha recently got selected to be a Youth Power Global Leader from 2017-2018 under the Restless Development Youth Power Campaign. The Youth Power Campaign aims to achieve the Global goals to end poverty, inequality and climate change through supporting young people and their collective power to turn these global commitments into reality.... Continue Reading →

Timothy Bengo- A Gem in Lilongwe

Timothy Bengo, Malawi Timothy is a nominee for the 2017 Young Achievers Awards in Malawi, in the HIV and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) category. The Awards will be held on International Youth Day (12 August 2017). Since completing training at YPLA, he has assumed the responsibility of representing Youth Network and Counselling (YONECO)... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Young Change Makers!

As we approach International Youth Day 2017 (12 August), as YPLA we are celebrating our graduates and mentees creating change in their respective communities and countries, as well as in the southern African region. The month of August will be dedicated to the young people! Check out the profiles in following posts. #YPLA #safaids #youngpeopleleading... Continue Reading →

Creating the Africa that We Want!

  It is rare for national, regional and international policies and developmental agendas to include representation from young people, despite efforts to get meaningful engagement and involvement of young people in decision making, policy formulation. But recently, new platforms have emerged, encouraging young people to take up leadership roles and help create an environment that... Continue Reading →

Of being young and leading!

This week has been exciting at YPLA, we have been planning something big (we'll share the news soon!), and we had our alumni contribute towards the United Nations Youth Strategy by taking part in a survey to shape the future of the UN with regards to young people. This might seem small, but trust us,... Continue Reading →

Amplifying young people’s voices through leadership

The SAfAIDS Young People’s Leadership Academy Blog is a platform for the Academy and its alumni and mentees to share their activities and leadership experiences. It is a regional platform that will also be dedicated to sharing tips on leadership, important events related to leadership, identifying critical sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender... Continue Reading →

Amplifying young people’s voices through leadership

The SAfAIDS Young People’s Leadership Academy (YPLA) Blog is a platform for the Academy and its alumni and mentees to share their activities and leadership experiences. It is a regional platform that will also be dedicated to sharing tips on leadership, important events related to leadership, identifying critical sexual and reproductive health and rights and... Continue Reading →

Investing in Africa’s Future: Celebrating the Day of the African Child

SAfAIDS under the Sustainable Communities of Real Excellence  (SCORE) programme launched the Young People's Leadership Academy (YPLA) in 2015 following the successful pilot of the Young Women's Leadership (YWL) programme in the last 5 years. YPLA aims  to strengthen transformational leadership capacities for young people to be able to make informed sexual and reproductive health... Continue Reading →

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