The African Union Youth Volunteer Corps
The African Union Youth Volunteer Corps:
A youth development program on the African continent that targets young people who have voluntary and practical experiences, and encourages youth as key participants to achieve development, peace and prosperity for the continent.
The program gathers young people and trains them as part of an intensive training program on several basic concepts and skills based on enhancing the spirit of service and volunteering among the participating African youth.
The areas that the program focuses on are vary between: Health, Peace and, Security, Information and Communication Technology, In addition to Youth Entrepreneurship, Agriculture and Environment, also The program requires that the youth participating in it be distributed to the African Union organs and partner bodies for a year throughout the African continent.
In a related context, it is noteworthy that the African Union Youth Volunteers Corps (AU-YVC) is the largest volunteer program in Africa, launched in 2010, to invest the youths’ energies, share their values, and promote their work among their local communities, non-governmental organisations, governmental authorities, and the private sector. It also works consistently with the Agenda of the African Union 2063, which aims to empower young Africans to lead Africa by working for a whole year in one of the African countries. The program aims to qualify youth cadres, empower them through professional experience, and work on employing them in development fields to serve all countries of the continent in many sectors and bodies, as well as mainstreaming the youth movement in African organisations and promoting African unity and integration through exchange.