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The Abuja Grassroots Youth Debaters, Season 1

After weeks of massive publicity, The Abuja Grassroots Debate received applications from various parts of the 6 Abuja Area Councils. Following a rigorous Audition Session, 15 participants were evaluated and 12 selected to participate in the premier edition of the Abuja Grassroots Debate Season !. See Final Auditions Results: The Abuja Grassroots Youth Debaters Audition Results

Young Change maker – Esther Mbabazi

Esther Mbabazi was eight years old when her father was killed in a crash as the plane he was flying in overshot the runway landing in the Democratic Republic of Congo. So when, a few years later she announced her intention to train as a pilot, the plan was not well received by some of

Young Changemaker – Kelvin Doe

Kelvin Doe (16) is a self-taught engineer from Sierra Leone, West Africa. Out of metal and wire scraps he made a battery to “power lights in people’s houses,” an FM radio transmitter to disseminate news and a generator to power the device. Doe became the youngest invitee to the Visiting Practitioner’s Program for international development.

DESPLAY Africa Season 8 Semester 2, Akure, Nigeria

For the second time in 3 years, Youngstars Foundation team graciously visited the city of Akure to stage DESPLAY Africa training academy semester. DAS 8 Semester 2, 2013 was staged at the Conference Hall of the Helena Hotel, Ijapo Estate, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria, between Monday 29th April to Friday 3rdMay 2013, with over 30 young and

I Voted Now Wetin? film – Showing on Africa Independent Television today

“I Voted, Now Wetin” a 50minutes post election engagement movie that shows young people how to effectively engagement with elected representative to keep their elections campaign promises will be showing on AIT Network on Monday 10th, December 2012 from 7pm-8pm. This must watch film featuring Ali Nuhu, Jeremiah Gyang, Lilian Esoro among others is a classic

Deadline Extended – Youth Organization Capacity Building School Season 3

Do you run a youth organization in Nigeria and desire to become more professional, impactful, secure more grants and be sustainable in your work? If yes, then the third edition of Youth Organization Capacity Building School is here for you between Thursday 17th and Friday 18th January 2013, in Abuja, Nigeria. The Training shall offer

Urine-powered generator unveiled at international exhibition

Four African girls have created a generator that produces electricity for six hours using a single liter of urine as fuel. The generator was unveiled at last week’s Maker Faire in Lagos, Nigeria, by the four teens Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Oluwatoyin, all age 14, and Bello Eniola, 15. So how exactly does the urine-powered generator work?

Youngstars Team Leader attends the Seventh Global Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy, in Lima, Peru.

Democracy for All: Ensuring Political, Social, and Economic Inclusion is the theme of the Seventh Global Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy, to be held at the Swissôtel in Lima, Peru, on October 14-17, 2012.  Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has been invited to present remarks at the opening session on Sunday, October 14th. Some 550 democracy