The AGYI strengthens the exchange of young people from African countries and Germany.
Partners from Germany and three African countries support the African-German Youth Initiative (AGYI) together.
The AGYI network includes clubs, foundations, associations and other non-governmental organisations.
Under the umbrella of the AGYI, African-German youth exchanges are being expanded both quantitatively and qualitatively.
The Autumn School is a one-week qualification programme within the framework of the African-German Youth Initiative (AGYI) for young people from Germany and African countries.
Diary for workshops, conferences, fairs, events, etc.
Activities and events.
Find organisations active in German-African youth exchange.
Organisations and groups that undertake youth exchanges receive advice and support from the AGYI
The AGYI provides information on exchange programmes and opportunities for voluntary work for interested young people.
Alumni networks in Germany and in African countries
Here you find interviews with partners, stakeholders and alumi of AGYI.
Fascinating insights into the African- German youth exchange and the work of the individuals involved.
In-depth information and publications on German-African youth exchange.
Here you find interviews with partners and stakeholders of AGYI, and testimonials of participants of the African-German Youth Exchange.
“I will always recommend this programme. The way I get to see things here, allowed me to change my perspective fast!”
"Partnership means that in African countries and in Germany, players in the civil sector create space for meetings and develop activities together."
"The AGYI offers a good structure for support and funding. Without it, many of our projects would not even be possible."
"When you work at a refugee camp you meet people who don’t speak your language. So, every person or family comes from a different country, with a different culture and you must respect those people’s culture."
"Coming together from different cultures educates everyone, you learn about different aspects of the other’s life. It helps to promote diversity which I think is really important."
"The AGYI means change for our cooperation."
"It is always easier to change things when one is from the beginning part of the process."
"Intercultural exchange means getting to know all aspects of lifestyles that are different to your own and, above all, accepting them."
"Encountering another culture can have a huge influence. It increases awareness of global relationships and plays a big role in shaping people's personalities."
"Intercultural exchange – getting to know and understand each other, and moving forward together – is vital to the creation of a sustainable and fair global partnership."
"Sport is a great way to overcome reservations, help people to learn from one another, and promote intercultural partnerships."
"I learnt a great deal about myself, my strengths and weaknesses, and gained a lot of independence."
"I supported pupils at the Botlhale Intermediate School in Letlhakane near Johannesburg with their homework, gave computer lessons and coached the local football team."
"It's important to realise that you're not going to save the world single-handedly and that your actions can really cause confusion in other cultures."