Youth First Academy Building Youth Capacites Founded by DUF - Danish Youth Council and implemented by REBUILD UNGDOMSSKOLE and AFCD Foundation in Morocco Get in Touch Youth First Academy is a community project that aims to develop and build youth capabilities Through training, counseling, and assistance to achieve their goals and professional aspirations. أكاديمية الشباب أولا هو مشروع مجتمعي يهدف الى طوير و بناء قدرات الشباب من خلال التكوين و التدريب و الارشاد و مساعدتهم لتحقيق اهدافهم و تطلعاتهم المهنية. Alumni Club
Gender equality

Gender equality

focusing on the initiatives that tackle gender equality as a priority. Both men and women should have access to information, knowledge, and skills to contribute equally to the development of the society. Gender equality is key to community development.

Volunteering

Volunteering

focusing on the initiatives to build strong networking with organisations and civil society activists who share our values and ambitions, thereby further increasing the capacity of young people to improve and deepen their skills and experiences.

Sustainable Impact

Sustainable Impact

focusing on the initiatives that pave the way for young people to be involved in their communities and encourage them to work together to impact their communities positively. A youth-youth approach that bring young men and women together to better their society.

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Youth First Academy

Discover the program

The aim of the Partnership Project is to develop and build youth capacities in the outskirts of Ait Ourir by engaging young males and females aged 15-25 in a series of workshops to help them obtain the skills needed to be active in civil society by making concrete community projects. Youth who are already involved in civil society are trained to be mentors and to complete the selected workshops. As a result of the ‘Youth First’ program, we expect that young people in the villages surrounding Ait Ourir will be more committed to civic engagement and will use their skills to solve community problems. The project will engage 5 Moroccan local associations and will set a visible impression on the youth in the area.

  • Project locality: Ait Ourir, Morocco
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Youth first 2019

Youth First : Success Stories

Our Success Stories: A bunch of local youth were able to positively impact themselves, people around them and their communities.

Education for everyone

Youth first in numbers

Youth first has had a great impact not only on the community of Ait Ourir but also outside. We have been reached out by youth from all over Morocco.

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Alumni have gained enough experience to impact themselves
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Local associations have been involved in this program based on a participatory approach
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Successeful workshops and fruitful trainings have been done in the Youth first V1
Events

Our Upcoming Events

We will bring expertise and skills to areas that need them the most. Entrepreneurial skills, project management, leadership, creativity and problem solving are skills we will provide our youth with.

March 6, 2019

The Closing Ceremony

Dar chabab Rahal ben Ahmed - Ait Ourir
March 5, 2019

Project Management Design

Dar chabab Rahal ben Ahmed - Ait Ourir
March 4, 2019

Simulation Game

Dar chabab Rahal ben Ahmed - Ait Ourir

Our team

Trine Buus-Pedersen

Hi! My name is Trine. I work as Deputy Head at Rebild Youth School and I manage our international group R:UD. Rebild Youth School is a part of the danish organization Ungdomsringen with whom we collaborate with the Danish Youth Council (DUF), who is financing our activities in Morocco and the Youth First project. The purpose of R:UD is to create new communities across national borders, thus contributing to empowering young people to participate in community life – both locally and globally. With R:UD we want to be global trendsetters and make the world mentally smaller by creating visibility as well as insight into the world around us.

Alireza Amini

Hello. My name is Ali, i am a student and i have been a apart of this project from the beginning. In my younger years i participated in alot of activities that gave me a chance to have my voice heard, be an active citizen and to be able to have a say in topics related to my youth life (school council, youth council etc.) therefore i think it totally makes sense to help giving other youth the same oppourtunities that i had and that is the reason why i joined this project and why im still a part of it.

Kathrine Frey

My name is Kathrine and I’m a member of R:UD. On daily basis I’m studying veterinary medicine in Copenhagen. I grew up in Rebild and the local community has always meant a lot to me because fellowship is the strongest player. Being a part of the project in Maroc I hope to inspire the youth to participate and develop a great society.

Emilie Lumbye

Hej, I am Emilie from R:UD in Denmark. I am a positive and smiling girl at 18. In my sparetime I like to take my dog for walks, spent time with friends and during volunteer work. Watercoloring and cooking are also thinks I like to do. I am currently on my last year in the danish Gymnasium. Two years ago I signed up for the Youth First program because I am interested in foreign cultures and wanted to help manifesting more activities for the moroccan youth.

Marie Louise Thømming Toft

Hi! My name is Marie Louise and I’m 18 years old. I am currently studying at a danish gymnasium on my second year. Outside from school, I like to spend time with family and friends. I also like photography and filmmaking, and I love watching tons of movies! I joined our team because I thought the project sounded very interesting and I wanted to contribute. I love doing projects, challenge myself and learn something new!

Sasia Donskov

My name is Sasia and I am 21 years old. Currently I am working as a helper for elderly people, taking care of them and helping with their health and social care. My plan is to start education in February, where I will study to become a nurse. In my spare time I am very active in volunteer work, projects and I also work out a lot. I have been a member of R:UD since the very first start in 2016. Back then we had to evolve a project of our own, decide what we wanted to do and find a partner who wanted to collaborate with us. That was a very interesting process and we are lucky to have such a good and active partner as AFCD. This process also made me feel like this project is my project, not mine alone of cause, but this project is very important to me, since I have been a part of building it from scratch. I my own life I use a lot of time doing volunteer work and projects and it gives me so much joy, experience, friends and so much more. I want to use my own experiences to give that on to others, to help them become active members of their local communities and show them how much fun it can be. So far with the Youth First project we have accomplished a lot, and I am sure we will engage more young people throughout the project.

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