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Africa’s Teenagers to exhibit talent at Africa Teens Summit

Africa Teens Summit

About 200 teenagers across Africa are expected to participate in Africa Teens Summit, in Accra, Ghana.

Now, in its second edition, the summit gathers the continent’s brightest teen inventors, innovators, advocates, entrepreneurs, entertainment personalities, sport and technology enthusiasts to share ideas, on issues affecting Africa and how it can be transformed into solution(s).

Themed ‘‘The Future We See‘’, the hybrid edition is slated for 11th of November, 2021 in Accra, Ghana and virtual.

Teenagers across Africa will mount the podium to speak on issues affecting them, exhibit their talent, and connect with each other. South Africa’s writer and activist, Stacey Fru, Ethiopia’s RIZVAN MENU (Dancer), Young Ghanaian Poet , Nakeeyat the poet are among speakers for the event.

This comes at a time, number of children out of school saw a sharp increase due to the economic downturn of covid-19. According to data from statista, In 2019, Niger had 1.6 million children out of school, the highest number in Africa. Tanzania and Mali followed, with around 1.4 million and 1.3 million primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary education, respectively. That same year, around 33.8 million children were out of school in Sub-Saharan Africa. The summit will draw attention towards the importance of Education to the development of Africa and showcase these bright minds as a result of what education can do in one’s life.

Other speakers include, Rania Harrara, Community builder and gender equality advocate, Iyene Essien (Nigeria), Golfer, Mimmy Ashley (Uganda) Model,
Micheal Angelo Kwasi Taylor (Ghana) Model, Michelle Nkamankeng, Novelist (South Africa), Jana Amin, Girl Education Activist, (Egyptian-American), Zulaikha Patel, Author and Activist, (South Africa), &
Habibat Ogunbawo, Olympic Swimmer, (Nigeria).

2020 Virtual Edition

The maiden edition, Africa Teens Summit Virtual Edition, May 30th, 2020.

Dune Tilley, a creative fashion and documentary photographer from South Africa, Ellie Scotte, a singer, songwriter, and student from Nigeria, were among the speakers.

Others include, Megan Werner, Best Selling Author and Founder of U Dream Global South Africa, Vanessa Nakate, a Ugandan climate justice activist, Richard Yusuff, a filmmaker based in Nigeria, Nyeeam Hudson (King Nahh) an award-winning motivational speaker from the United States, Agenes Keamogetswe Seemela and DJ Switch, a multi-talented DJ and Ghanaian entertainer.

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