The Summer School programme brings together African youths between the ages of 13 – 19, from around Africa to address pressing regional challenges within the context of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 Programme. It seeks to empower outstanding and very committed secondary school students in Africa through a three-week rigorous academic and practical coursework on the African Union, African leadership training and networking.
This educational experience for young regional leaders is designed to strengthen their knowledge and skills, about their (sub) regional organisations and their role in it, empowering them to be more effectively involved in building peaceful societies and collaborating across differences, through an increased network spanning the region.
The programme which is done through workshops, seminars, lectures, roundtables, media activities and collaborative work focused on understanding Agenda 2063 and the role of Africa’s youth in achieving the objectives of the AU’s shared values and social justice, is based on the conviction that the African youth are a driving force for positive social change and should receive adequate support to enrich their action.
In 2019, APAS has opportunities for 300 promising young leaders (??) from Sub-Saharan Africa to hone their skills at The University of The Gambia with support for professional development after they return home. As young as they are, the fellows, who are between the ages of 13-19 have established records of accomplishment in their schools and communities.
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