The recipients of the AYE Awards 2017 in Hamburg / Photo: Tabography

African Youth Education Awards 2018 ceremony holds in Hamburg

The youth empowerment initiative to promote educational achievement in the African community in Germany holds its annual award ceremony at the premises of the IHK in Hamburg on Saturday, 13 October 2018.

The annual African Youth Education (AYE) Awards aim to motivate young people of African origin in Germany to seek excellence in school. The scheme was initiated in 2011 to act against the observed low educational attainment level of young Africans, which is partly attributable to lack of motivation.

The AYE Awards highlight success stories by rewarding those who have excelled in their education and training to act as role models for their peers in the community. “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today,” is the slogan of the AYE Awards.

Especially important and motivating for the young people is the fact that the prize comes from the community. This is how they experience the recognition it takes to give education a higher priority in their lives. AYE Awards is organized by TopAfric e.V., an association that serves as the focal point for families and the education of children.

Eligible for the AYE Awards are young persons with an African background who have successfully completed a vocational trade as well as those who are first-year university students in Germany. For example, students who gain admission into higher institutions of learning are eligible for the awards.

Sola Jolaoso

African Youth Education (AYE) Awards 2018
Date: Saturday, 13 October 2018; Time: 6 pm
Venue: Albert-Schäfer-Saal, Handelskammer Hamburg, Adolphsplatz 1, 20457 Hamburg
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