The National Youth Authority (NYA) will join African Union (AU) member states from Monday, November 1 to celebrate African Youth Day (AYD) 2021.
The national celebrations, scheduled to end on Wednesday 3 November, will be held in Cape Coast under the theme “Protecting Teenage Girls: A Call to Action from Clarion”.
The NYA has announced that there will be several activities in all regions of the country to bring together young people and key youth development actors to formulate strategic interventions to significantly reduce and prevent the incidence of teenage pregnancy in Ghana. .
“Some key activities planned to announce the day include a durbar and the launch of a campaign on the need for a concerted effort to end teenage pregnancy and improve the quality of life for adolescent girls in Ghana,” is part of a statement dated August 31, 2021. mentioned.
The day was also set aside to highlight the immense contributions of young Africans to the cultural, political and socio-economic development of their communities.
Working under the auspices of the Department of Youth and Sports, the NYA is expected to launch a campaign called “Stop Teenage Pregnancy” and also train young influencers as reproductive health ambassadors.
It will embark on an awareness and awareness campaign in selected communities.
The African Union urged Member States to, as part of the events marking this year’s celebrations, organize activities focused on meaningful dialogue and engagement with young people, fostering partnerships and mutual relationships among themselves and promoting their involvement in the development process of their countries.