IAYSP Africa organized S!NERGY×AFRICA2021 on December 18, 2021 under the theme “Youth Action for Peace and Sustainable Development”.
After the series of S!NERGY at Sub Regional level in 5 Sub Regions, 5 presenters who won at Sub Regional S!NERGY (Burkina Faso, Benin, DR Congo, Zambia, and Kenya) introduced their projects and ideas with passion.
As the words of encouragement, Mr. Koji Matuda, President of IAYSP International, introduced the message of the Founder of IAYSP, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, who traveled to Africa several times, that says “Youth have the key to sustainable development of the nation“ and he encouraged youth to set the public goals for the community, the nations and the world.
After the insightful presentations by 5 representatives, IAYSP Africa have announced the winner based on the evaluation from 5 judges and votes from the audience. The winner was Mr. Octave Mbila from DR Congo, who shared the project called “Football Open Challenge”. He expressed the gratitude and the importance of working together.
After that, Youth Heroes’ Awards in Africa 2021 nomination took place. Mr. Johannes Mawena Makouvia from Togo was elected as nominated as the best Youth Heroes’ Awardee in 2021. He is the Founder of NGO OJIPP and has sensitized youth to live together for sustainable development.
Mrs Lucie SESSINOU, the Mayor of Ketou city in Benin, gave congratulatory remarks saying that the leaders in the nations need to support the programs such as S!NERGY which empowers youth to become the public leaders.
1246 people watched online, and various nations set the onsite programs and attended the event as group.