Diaspora Youth Empowerment attended the African Achievement Awards where Co-founder Stessy Nyaga was one of few nominated to receive a Young Achievers Awards. Being recognized as a young star across all the African Nations for her work in the Kenyan Community and with Diaspora Youth and to our entire management team for their hard work.
Africa forum Scotland, Heart For the City and diaspora community support services hosted the event of the year so far. The night started with a prestigious drinks reception where guests got a chance to network and explore the range of organisations working with African communities. The guests went on to enjoy a delightful three course meal while entertained with live African band and dancers all night to keep the guests merry. The champagne was kept flowing while guests celebrated the achievers of the night. there were key guest speakers where the obvious message to take home is in unity we can create positive engaged individuals.
The event attracted a great response from esteemed guests both from UK and many African nations such as the the high commission of Seirra Leone and the Scottish house of parliament. The awards recognized significant individuals and organisations who have made a significant impact and considerable difference to African communities across the globe.
Africa Forum Scotland Executive Director of ED Finance and operations Festus Olatunde initiated the ceremony where he welcomed the guests and spoke passionately about creating a positive African brand and building a mutual relationship between Africa and Scotland that creates opportunity, Opportunity that promotes unity.
Humza Yousaf Minister for external affairs and international development who has served as the Scottish National Party Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow since 2011 discuussed the importance of the integration of African and the diaspora he expressed the importance of recognizing the need to reconnect with Africa and its nations.
AFS cheif executive officer Beltus Etchu hit the nail on the head where he said “people need to be capable of leaving a legacy, we need to work together where diaspora communities work together to create local wealth in Africa which impacts the community”
Diaspora Youth Empowerment are already looking forward to African Achievement awards Scotland 2014 where we are determined to be sustained achievers .
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