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Unveiling YOUTHFEST ’11

Posted: January 7, 2011 in Uncategorized

Click here to go to the official website of YOUTHFEST 11 – Uganda’s Largest Youth Festival. Or type www.youthfest.ug into your browser.

Spotlight On The Youth

Uganda has one of the youngest and fastest growing populations in the world with about 60% of the total being youth.  The youth’s numerical strength, energies and enthusiasms means that their role in development of the nation can no longer be ignored.  With this as a backdrop, and as part of its efforts to celebrate the UN proclaimed International Year of Youth 12 August 2010 -11 August 2011, OpenSpace will host the inaugural YouthFest’11 – Uganda’s largest youth festival in July 2010.

“As we expand our efforts, we must do even more to reach out, to listen and to learn from young people.” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Unveiling YouthFest’11

YouthFest’11 will provide a solid platform for local youth to engage, connect, learn and develop while having fun.  More than  10,000 Youth will get together to participate in over 100 different unique and exciting lifestyle activities and conferences covering various aspects of life, interests, knowledge and backgrounds relevant to youth.  YouthFest’11 is truly all about youth, for youth.

“By Youth for Youth” – Youth today organize a lot of events but they may not have the means to get sponsors and media support but now they do. YouthFest’ 11 will be a user generated experience where Interested youth and youth directed stakeholders will be able to organize an event/activity they are interested to host under four different festivals i.e. Art and culture Festival, Discovery Festival, Music Festival, Youth Brand Festival and conferences.