New AUYA member plans to set up local branch for Seychellois youth |07 February 2023
- Encourages youth to tap into new opportunities on its facebook page
The newly appointed member of the African Union Youth Assembly (AUYA), Trevor Louise, is reaching out to other youths of Seychelles to take an interest in the AUYA.
Since his appointment earlier this year for a two-year mandate, Trevor has been looking for ways in which to draw in the younger group to get them interested in the cause and mission of AUYA.
His induction was done on January 20, where members sworn in and were given details about the functions of the AUYA.
Trevor shared that as a member of the assembly there is a lot to do, as he would be working with different youth-related institutes, schools and associations.
He said he was planning on establishing a branch in Seychelles, which will have its own committee. The committee would also look at ways to bring about more opportunities for the youths.
He said that he is still seeking guidance on how to implement the branch in Seychelles.
“We are looking for the best possible way for us to establish a branch but for the moment we will promote our work through our Facebook page,” he added.
To put this objective into motion, Trevor has created a Facebook page, ‘African Union Youth Assembly - Seychelles Branch’, on which he posts information and opportunities, which is shared to him by AUYA.
“The idea is to make the youths interact and check out the various opportunities being offered abroad, especially in the African region,” he said.
Opportunities target different age groups; some are geared towards university graduates, volunteers and even younger kids from primary level.
AUYA is an independent youth-led body of non-profit status. It operates under the youth government Treaty, which has 54 African countries as its permanent signatories to the Youth Charter, with 54 youth-presidents elected from each country within the continent.
The full membership of AUYA includes among others, the Country’s Youth President elects, AUYA security councils, regional youth leaders, young politicians and advocates as well as humanitarians climate activists and students.
AUYA is responsible to host the annual youth assembly.
Mr Louise’s appointment, which took effect on January 9, 2023, is for a two-year mandate.