Our Founder,Ms. Qabale Duba had the opportunity to be the guest speaker of the JCI African Youth Development Summit.She got this invitation from the JCI Secretary General-Arrey Obenson whose World Headquarters is in Saint Louis, MO!
The invitation read in part as follows
“On behalf of nearly 200,000 young global citizens, it is with great excitement and enthusiasm that we invite you to speak at the African Youth Development Summit in Nairobi, Kenya from August 24 – 26, 2016. The event is organized by JCI (Junior Chamber International, Inc.) in collaboration with Tokyo International Conference of African Development (TICAD VI)…..”
The event is taking place the days prior to TICAD VI at the Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi Hotel, the African Youth Development Summit intends to connect young leaders from across the continent of Africa. United in common purpose, they will articulate young people’s commitment to the development of their region and the important role they can play in mobilizing Africans to take ownership of their continent and its future. The event will provide the commitment of African youth to the Tokyo Conference of Africa’s Development (TICAD VI).
Youth representatives from the 54 nations of Africa will be selected to attend the Summit. They will use the experience to work toward organizing grassroots actions in their local communities, fostering participation of young people in policy making and empowering the next generation of African change makers to lead in the development of their region.
JCI is an international nonprofit organization that provides its members with development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. Through projects in more than 5000 communities across nearly 120 countries, members seek targeted solutions to local problems, creating a global impact.
As an organization we are thankful of this opportunity granted to us by this great organization and as Mother Teresa said “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”