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August 2013


News from the Africa Scout Region

Vision from the Africa Youth Chairperson

Inside Highlight

Vision from the Africa Youth Chairperson

Page 1 From NSOs Reviving the Rover spirit


Transforming the lives of Prisoner’s children

MoP message dissemination through soccer

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From ARO Kenya and UK Scouts strengthen Scouting ties Together we can

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I salute you all for the great leadership and youth involvement in all NSOs across all Africa and for giving the youth a chance to be heard. Today’s generation of young people have been given a chance of equal responsibility to add their energy, creativity and innovation, to ensure that our dream of an integrated people, peaceful and prosperous Africa becomes a reality. In light of this, as the Africa youth chairperson working together with the 5 Africa youth advisors has a vision for the Youths of leaving this world better than we found it. The vision’s key priority areas include but not limited to; Youth forum, Youth Involvement, Messengers of Peace, Partnership and Communication. Youth Forum - It’s important to ensure all NSO/NSAs participate in Youth Forums at all levels, during the Conference, National and Zonal by sending 2 delegates and a maximum of 3 observers to the forum and each must be between 18-26yrs. Youth involvement – We are also encouraging all NSO/NSAs to have youths represented at all National levels and in decision-making bodies and to also create opportunities, growth, mentorship and empowerment to the youth. Messengers of Peace is a global project that has greatly impacted Africa through funding projects, trainings and helping the youths share ideas and activities through the online platform.

NSOs are encouraged to actively participate in the MOP project and recruit more members. Communication - Its the greatest weapon and channel to success and information and its in this we have a created a platform to share and exchange ideas and activities in our countries through (6th-7th AFRICA SCOUT Youth Forum Page) on Facebook. You can also reach the Africa Youth Advisers on email; Chairperson, Grace Michuki – Kenya Secretary, Nathaniel Likabi – Cameroon Ester Hilundwa – Namibia Felana Razanamirindra – Madagascar Liberty Makonese – Zimbabwe Dossou Henri Joel – Benin - The Africa Youth advisors have also set a vision to plant 1million peace trees to help diminish the effects of climate change and strengthen peace in Africa. I humbly request all Scouts to help us achieve this dream by 2015. "One step towards happiness is to make yourself happy and healthy when you are a boy so that you can be useful and enjoy life as a man,” Lord Baden Powell.

Community A partnership with a difference Development Page 4

Events 1st World Scout Education calendar Congress 16th Africa Scout Conference and 7th Youth Forum

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