IAYSP Africa region organized S!NERGY×AFRICA on December 26, 2020.
There were 2862 people pre-registered for this event, 1027 people participated in this event through Zoom and Youtube, and 100 people attended the event in the city hall of Avomey-Calavi on the day of the event. Canal+, one of the biggest TV stations in Western Africa, broadcasted this event two times on national TV in Benin.
Mr. Angelo Ahouandjinou, the Mayor of Abomey-Calavi City, gave the welcoming remarks with his gratitude toward IAYSP.
This event aimed to encourage young people to express their ideas to society. At the same time, attendees can get inspiration from the young presenters.
There were five presenters from Burkina Faso, Benin, Angola, Zambia, and Tanzania. Judges were the best youth heroes’ awardees from each sub-region. All of them presented their actual projects with full of insight and passion. After their presentation, we had the performances of TIMD Africa and Beninese artist.
The first winner was Mrs. Alda Manuel from Angola, and the 2nd winner was Dr. Abdarrah Ouedraogo from Burkina Faso.
Mrs. Manuel expressed her gratitude and said:
I will be going to the international S!NERGY program as the representative of Africa. I will make sure that Africa shines the world.
On the same occasion, IAYSP Africa elected the best youth heroes’ awardee in Africa: Mrs. Beatrice Phiri from Zambia. She is an environmental activist, and she is educating children in the area of environmental protection.
The following is the youtube link of the event;