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About Us

The African Youth Foundation (AYF) is a non-profit development organization based in Bonn, Germany. AYF was established in 2000 to aid young African people in the Diaspora and in Africa, as well as Europeans with African descent, to undertake projects which will enable them obtain skills necessary for their future livelihoods.

The organisation's mandate is to promote youth education for Africans in the Diaspora as well as Europeans with African descent. Gender equality is also another chapter in AYF 's mandate with a view to mobilising and developing the talents of the youth to contribute meaningfully to national and global development. A concept which will motivate the youth to begin their own enterprises particularly in the informal sectors, other than migrating to other countries.

The Organisation specialises in training business and entrepreneurial skills through the help of Local Business Institutions. AYF promotes self awareness, researches development conditions in African countries, analyses favourable conditions for development and participation of the youth in a full social and secured life.

Registergericht Bonn
Registernummer VR 7704
Umsatzsteuer-IdNr.: 205/5758/1344


Policy declaration

AYF is under no obligation to any government, political or religious organisation.

Private persons as well as institutions that wish to support the project are welcome to do so. These persons would be invited to express their opinions regarding the project, but AYF retains independence when deciding which advice to adopt.

The reports on AYF 's projects will be available to local government institutions and universities.