African Youth Summit of Africa Day 2022
This is an annual gathering of African youth and those of the
African diaspora globally. Panel discussions that address what
is on the hearts and minds of Africans across the continent.
The summit provided by One Africa Forum, providing an opportunity
on Africa Day to discuss issues that are important across the continent
of Africa because the lives of youth, teens and young adults are in the
The discussion of this year’s Africa Day 2022 is the juvenile justice
system across Africa. Understanding how youth, teens and young
adults are treated in the prisons, correctional facilities, and the
justice systems in nations that make up the continent of Africa.
The discussions are important because even youth deserve
humanitarian treatment, education access and mental health
access that will prepare them for life outside of the prison
system when they are released.
Access to mental health assistance to aid in mental and emotional
health. Many of the justice systems of Africa are harsh, demeaning,
in many cases psychologically, emotionally, and even spiritually
challenging. There is no compassion, sensitivity and humanity that
helps these youth to be rehabilitated and empowered to be better.
Speaking on the panels are educators, attorneys, business owners,
politicians, parents, and importantly youth who are focused on
making improvements of a broken system that does not provide
the necessary resources to help youth, teens and young adults that
are incarcerated. The global diaspora shares the passion to help
youth, advocates like Willilam and Aida Jackson who are
teaching virtually in Africa of youth with technology trainings.
Building digital leaders for Africa’s future. Advocates in business
like Immanuel Adewunmi, CEO/Founder NDH is a modern digitized
Chamber of Commerce utilizing Pan-Industrial Business Strategy,
with Networks and operations spanning economic development
in Africa with a primary focus on Agriculture & Education.
Mr. Adewanmi honored the students at Twin Lakes Academy
Middle School with Honorary Chamber of Commerce
Promoting education across Africa that builds communities,
entrepreneurs and business development. Education is key and
will always be key to build Africa, but with a focus on African
education with a focus on the awesomeness of African history
not that of slavery and colonization. African youth need to
see the glory and successes of Africans, not those of Europeans,
Chinese, Americans that do not represent them.
This year’s African Youth Summit of Africa Day 2022 is organized
by Amb. Edoseghe Prince Erhahon, Leader and Visionary and his
team of One Africa Forum https://oneafricaforum.org
The goal of “Let’s build a better world together, one without
starvation, pain and violence.” The mission of One Africa Forum
is to collaborate across Africa to build a movement where advocacy
and outreach activities, contribute their part to the greater good.
One Africa Day grows to other events on Clubhouse and the metaverse
where panel discussions where held, art, poetry, music and speaking
contests were provided.
Organization like Avishta Seeras, Creator & Producer of The
Lingua-Cultura Experience provided a 24-hour Digital Marathon to
celebrate Africa Day 2022 on the audio app Clubhouse https://www.clubhouse.com/room/PYZnrZ3x
There were carefully curated conversations about Africa in the
Africa Day Club on Clubhouse. The panel discussion about the
preservation, revitalization, and promotion of African indigenous
languages and cultures in celebration of Africa Day 2022 showed
the continued discussion of African languages and how
language is the foundation for African cultures.
Avishta Seers co-produced with Simon Okelo, an esteemed African
cultural leader whose mission is to change the narrative of Africa.
The theme “Sustaining a Healthy Africa,” which aligns with the
African Union’s theme for Africa Day 2022,
“The Year of Nutrition for Africa”.
The history about Africa Day is formerly African Freedom Day
and African Liberation Day is the annual commemoration of the
foundation of the Organization of African Unity which took
place on 25th May 1963.
It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent,
as well as around the world. The organization was transformed
into the African Union on 9th July 2002 in Durban, South Africa,
the holiday continues to be celebrated worldwide on 25th
May with a growing following and influence.
The Youth Summit can be viewed here