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The 2nd Semester of DESPLAY 10 holds in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria : 6th – 8th May 2015

Youngstars Foundation with support from The National Endowment for Democracy NED – USA, will be holding the second semester of the 10th edition of DESPLAY in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria from Wednesday 6th – Friday 8th May 2015. A total of 40 youths from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and Kenya shall converge to brainstorm on

Youth Power Radio Show Townhall Meeting


The 2nd edition of the Youth Power Radio Show Town-Hall Meeting was held on Wednesday, 29th April 2015 at the Be Better Centre, Gudu, Abuja, Nigeria. It was a really interesting, insightful and interactive forum for youth on issues relating to the recent elections and nation building. The programme for the evening had three major segments:

DESPLAY 10th Year Alumni Impact Anniversary


It’s unbelievably believable. DESPLAY Africa is 10 years old, funded annually and consecutively by the NED since 2004. It is on record as the NED’s longest granted youth project in Africa. So it is with great delight we announce that DESPLAY Season 10 shall wrap up with a massive Alumni Re-Union Forum and Impact Anniversary

The 2Face Foundation and Youngstars Foundation Launches “Vote Not Fight: Election No Be War” Campaign


On September 30, 2014 the 2face Foundation and Youngstars Development Initiative unveiled a nationwide get-out-the-vote campaign to encourage a peaceful 2015 electoral process at the Event Centre in Lagos. The campaign, “Vote Not Fight: Election No Be War,” encourages Nigerians to peacefully take part in the electoral process and recognizes that political participation, not violence,

Arthur Zang

Arthur Zang, a 24 year-old Cameroonian engineer, invented the Cardiopad, a touch screen medical tablet that enables heart examinations such as the electrocardiogram (ECG) to be performed at remote, rural locations while the results of the test are transferred wirelessly to specialists who can interpret them. The device spares African patients living in remote areas the trouble

Chris Nsamba

Chris Nsamba

You could say Chris Nsamba has always been something of an overachiever. By the age of 16 he’d already won three science competitions for adults. Now in his late 20s, the Ugandan is still dreaming big: He hopes to build and launch the first African manned shuttle into space. “It isn’t about money, it isn’t

Thulani Madondo


“Kliptown is a community of plus or minus 45 000 people without a lot of basic things like electricity.” In Kliptown poverty  ravages the land, but one person is trying to change the future of this town. Thulani Madondo grew up in Kliptown, sharing a metal shack with his mother and seven other siblings. Madondo

Boniface Mwangi


Boniface Mwangi is an award-winning Kenyan photographer. For four years he held a staff photography position at The Standard, the second largest Kenyan newspaper, taking on various assignments of increasing responsibility in a number of countries. Boniface became the eye of Kenyans during the 2007 post-election violence and showed courage and compassion to capture thousands