THE Eritrean people at home and in the Diaspora have celebrated their 24th independence day colorfully and with great patriotic zeal. It is common knowledge that Eritreans always celebrate in a unique fashion not seen anywhere else in Africa. But I believe this year`s celebration was far more colorful and exciting.
Unlike in the previous celebrations, the atmosphere is filled with real hope and excitement about their future. I have intently watched all the videos across the country and elsewhere. The dancing, the poems, the speeches, entertainment and the active community participation were impressive and electrifying. The enthusiasm and the excitement was there for all to see. Continue reading The Eritrean Camel Marches Confidently Ahead to the Future→
YPFDJ is a unique youth movement, a youth movement that is growing at a rapid rate. It is at such a rapid rate that the world is starting to take notice and that’s when you know you’re starting something big.
Where did I get this information that even the U.S. government is starting to take notice of YPFDJ you may ask? I got it from a presentation by Simon Tesfariam at this year’s conference in which he briefly discussed about how the YPFDJ is growing at such a rate that it is starting to get noticed. Continue reading YPFDJ Deserve Our Praise→
Building Strong, Conscious and Patriotic Youth Movement
BY BEREKET KIDANE,
AMONG the Eritrean diaspora, as during the years of the armed struggle for independence, youth groups have always been an organized phenomena. Eritrean youth groups in the diaspora have in the past made an outsize contribution to the armed struggle for independence that greatly exceeded their numbers. Today, the youth group that is proudly carrying that mantle is YPFDJ. Continue reading Hail to Young PFDJ→
Kenya’s Senate has passed a law that brings back National Youth Service (NYS) conscription for high school graduates.
Under the law passed unanimously July 18th, the pre-university service will no longer be voluntary. All high school graduates will be required to sign up for the NYS, a programme that seeks to give young people vocational training, instill patriotism and empower them to help safeguard the country.
“After completion of high school, there is that window period of about two years [while students wait for university admission] when the majority of the youths are idle,” said Senator Beatrice Elachi of the Alliance Party of Kenya who supports the legislation. Continue reading Kenya Makes National Youth Service Compulsory→