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Reflections from International Youth Week 2018

Civic spaces enable youth to engage in governance issues. Public spaces afford youth the opportunity to participate in sports and other leisure activities in the community-President Kenyatta addressing the Kenyan Youth during the 2018 International Youth Day in Kisii County Youths across Kenya had a variety  activities taking place to mark

Health Literacy: Key for youth to access quality health care!

  “You look pregnant! Why do you engage in sex then come here lying that you are sick!!” These kinds of statements and many more are very familiar to young people when we visit our public health facilities. Most of us feel so intimidated by such sentiments from a provider that we don’t

JIACTIVATE YOUTH WITH DIFFERENT-ABILITIES

JIACTIVATE YOUTH WITH DIFFERENT-ABILITIES “A mind is stretched by new experiences, drops the old norms and doesn’t dare to go back” How many people can you register by tomorrow, for a workshop by the Organization of Africa Youth, at Africa Nazarene University?  The queries had no response so I was excited when

Unemployment

Jiactivate is a platform that urges the youth to voice out the issues that affect them and give possible solutions.During The University of Nairobi Edition,unemployment was one of the greatest challenge that the youth face. As the discussion went on,I felt the state of despair ,the uncertainty of what awaits these

CORRUPTION MENACE

I am Waithera Ng'ang'a a Sociologist and currently volunteering with Organization of African youth (OAY). Together with other organizations we are running a campaign called Jiactivate. Jiactivate aims at elevating voices of the youths both in urban and rural areas on the issues affecting them i.e >Corruption >Unemployment >Health >Food security As youths we tend to

Dear Kenya.

Dear Kenya; You endlessly Practice Ageism to each Generation “Ageism is the stereotyping and discrimination against individuals or groups on the basis of their age; ageism can take many forms, including prejudicial attitudes, discriminatory practices, or institutional policies and practices that perpetuate stereotypical beliefs”- World Health Organization Naturally, every citizen ought

Youth and Health Projects

This is our key area of focus given the tokenistic nature of youth engagement in health issues like governance, accountability, policy and service delivery. We believe that harnessing African demographic dividend is anchored on robust , equitable, affordable and rights based health care system. Our youth and health programs are largely

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