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Mrs. Yara dos Santos honored with the 2018 West African Youth Award of Excellence

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The African Youth Commission has announced the winners of the 2018 edition of the West African Youth Award.

The awards will be presented during an official ceremony in Accra, Ghana on April 21, 2018.

The writer and President of the Cab Verdean Association of Public Relations, Mrs. Yara dos Santos will be one of the distinguished personalities of the «West African Youth Award 2018» during the holding of the West African Youth Forum , whose adopted motto for this 2nd edition is «NOT TOO YOUNG TO LEAD». This award recognizes integrity and perseverance, as well as the actions undertaken to build capacity in West African youth leadership.

It was in the conference room of the West Africa Institute (WAI) that the press conference was held on March, 2nd, 2018, during which the name of Mrs. dos Santos was revealed to the media representatives invited to this effect.


Photos Press Conference MediaThe West African Youth Awards Forum is an annual event designed to recognize and appropriately recognize individuals and organizations who have distinguished themselves by a brilliant contribution to the training and empowerment of young people in the West Africa Region.


It is worth noting that Mrs. dos Santos recently received the International «Entrepreneurial Women» Award in Portugal, Europe and Africa for the many inspiring initiatives she has undertaken, with a focus on youth empowerment, girls and women, especially in the fields of writing, communication and leadership.


Finally, at the end of 2017, Mrs. Yara dos Santos was named as one of the five Portuguese-speaking writers to be known. This recognition comes from Africa Writes, an organization that works on the promotion of literature and the promotion of emerging African writers around the world.


Photo Conference Presse 2The Cab Verdean awardee of the 2018 edition said she plans to use the West African Youth Award to step up her activities to better engage young people in the process of regional integration, sustainable development and social transformations in West Africa and in the whole continent. 


You can watch here the TCV report of the press conference

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