Network of African Youths for Development (NAYD)
NAYD is the Network of African youths for Development. It began in 2006 and today involves hundreds of youth-led projects in most countries in Africa.
NAYD is a network for African youths to know one another in the field of development and hopefully work together wherever possible. NAYD thus creates a platform to create opportunities for African youths through sustainable development and involving young people into an African network to preach the message of peace, human rights, HIV/AIDS, and the UN MDGS. NAYD wants to make young people in Africa to be the change. NAYD aims at making them potential activists for the promotion of sustainable development, social justice, gender equality, and education for African children and peer groups across Africa.
NAYD’s vision is to help make Africa a safer and more developed place for all, including women and children of all ages through the joint efforts of youths. The way forward is paved with determination, hard work, and togetherness for all African youths exploring meaningful opportunities for our future generation.
• To promote and encourage the work done by young Africans in effecting positive change on the continent.
• To facilitate exchange between youths involved in development, by creating a network of exchange.
• To further the networks formed by and for young Africans for the development of the continent.
• To promote recognition of, mobilize and enhance the capacity of Young Africans internationally and provide them with leadership skills to take action against poverty.
To achieve its vision, NAYD works with associations and groups of youths across the African continent and beyond to educate, inform and inspire others to use their power, privilege, skills and abilities to create a better world for current and future generations.