AiM Newsletter Issue 5 - The Team and Summer Growth Campaign

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AiM is a strategy for AIESEC in Africa to develop massive amount of young people, especially African youth, by offering them a leadership platform.
We do this in relevance to our market and society, for a sustainable development of the African continent because, we believe that stronger youth leadership is developed in that context. We commit to partner in delivering this strong youth leadership.
africainme.org is the online portal used to showcase the experiences that many of our AIESEC members have been through while in their internships in different nations of Africa.
AiM is represented by a map of Africa resembling the shape of a heart to show the compassion, love and caring attitude of the African people and the aim of AiM is represented by the hands in the midst of Africa, a hands-on attitude for impactful and sustainable positive change in Africa.

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AiM Newsletter Issue 5 - The Team and Summer Growth Campaign

  1. 1. THE AFRICA IN ME TEAM 30TH JUNE 2013 ISSUE #5
  2. 2. Dear Readers, “The time to actively contribute for the development of our continent is NOW! It’s time for the Lions to Move for something bigger, It’s time for AFRICA!” Daúdo Vali, AIESEC Africa Regional Responsible 11-12 AS PROUD AFRICANS WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO BECOME THE FIRST-CHOICE INTERNSHIP DESTINATION. DEFINITION OF AFRICA IN ME: AiM is a strategy for AIESEC in Africa to develop massive amount of young people, especially African youth, by offering them a leadership platform. We do this in relevance to our market and society, for a sustainable devel- opment of the African continent because, we believe that stronger youth leadership is developed in that context. We commit to partner in delivering this strong youth leadership. africainme.org is the online portal used to showcase the experiences that many of our AIESEC members have been through while in their internships in different nations of Africa. AiM is represented by a map of Africa resembling the shape of a heart to show the compassion, love and caring attitude of the African people and the aim of AiM is represented by the hands in the midst of Africa, a hands- on attitude for impactful and sustainable positive change in Africa. AFRICA IN ME TEAM
  3. 3. TABLE OF CONTENT: PAGE 1 AND 2: AIM TEAM INTRO PAGE 3 AND 4: ACP COORDINATOR PROFILE INCOMING AND OUTGOING PAGE 5 AND 6: BEST EPIC MOMENTS PAGE 7 AND 8: AIM FOR AFRICAN LC PAGE 9: AIM REGIONAL INITIATIVE FOR JULY PAGE 10: SUMMER GROWTH CAMPAIGN PAGE 11: FACTS ABOUTCAPE VERDE AND NAMIBIA COUNTRIES IMPLEMENTING AFRICA IN ME CAMPAIGN: MAURITIUS ETHIOPIA KENYA TANZANIA NIGERIA GABON CAMEROON GHANA SENEGAL BOTSWANA RWANDA TOGO MOZAMBIQUE UGANDA LIBERIA SOUTH AFRICA COTE D’IVOIRE BURKINA FASO BENIN
  4. 4. AFRICAINMETEAMINTRODUCTION 1 Nahid Valli (AIESEC in Tanzania) • Team Leader - Africa in Me Campaign Why Join Africa In Me? Develop and positively change the mindset of the perople of the world about the beauty and oppor- tunities in Africa. Living and showcasing international experiences of Africa through the stories shared on various in- ternships taken by AIESECers from all over the world. Robert Tetteh (AIESEC in Ghana) • Team Member - Africa Rigional Coordinator Africa as a region has a potential for massive growth and the successful implementation of Africa in Me will enable us to capitalize on our similari- ties, differences and blooming external resources to ensure massive growth of AIESEC in the Region staying true to the relevance of AIESEC in our dear Region Africa. I am really passionate about seeing this happen and hence my application as the Re- gional Coordinator.Together we can work hard to make this a reality.
  5. 5. AFRICAINMETEAMINTRODUCTION 2 Michael Ohaegbu (AIESEC in Nigeria) • Team Member - Content Administrator Why Join Africa In Me? For me, In my short time in AIESEC, I have no- ticed that I have constantly been willing to devel- op myself more with engaging in various teams that would count for my experiences, and Africa In Me is one of such openings for me again to do this and in the end contribute to the success and growth of AIESEC Africa as a Growth Network. KOWOUVI Edem Kodjo (AIESEC in Togo) • Team Member - Content Developer Why Join Africa In Me? Believe in: “Africa as the future of the humanity”. To contribute for the sustainable development and promotion of Africa with great people and culture. Cause it is time for this continent to stop asking for help and instead use the energetic hands which can take Africa to his destiny, African youth. Kellie Koo (AIESEC in Mauritius) Role : • Team Member: Web Administrator Why Join Africa In Me: Another experience to live and why not try to con- tribute to Africa’s visibility on the network. :) What I want to achieve? Bringing Africa In Me to another level and create with you guys new creative stuff to get more aware- ness and followers on AIM.
  6. 6. There goes the saying “all good things come to an end”, i have been part of AIESEC for the past 3 years and AIESEC has been one of my most fulfilling experience to date. My last role as Regional coordinator in Africa was an eye opening journey about the world problems and mainly Africa as a region. I have met remarkable individuals driving impact in the region and they really contributed to make my visit in their respective countries a memorable one. I would say a trip in Africa is a must in a lifetime; to experi- ence the cultures, the people’s warmth and the nature. It is a place where you find yourself relevant and useful, one you leave this place you always remember how privilege you were and strive to better the environment around you wherever you are. Being Regional Coordinator challenged the plan for the upcoming years and i will always cherish these moments. While joining the Africa in Me team last year in August i was thrilled to work with a virtual team to position Africa as a first choice destination for exchange. It was clear that a picture of havoc, war and diseases was what Africa was perceived as. Along with this team of 4 members which expanded later to 7 members we embarked on this journey, with that same passion for Africa. We are not there yet with regards to positioning Africa as a first choice destination though we made much progress through the online portal www.africainme.org to showcase those powerful experiences being delivered all over the land of Sahara by those 19 entities driving posi- tive impact. I join the Africa in Me team to better portray Africa and besides the fulfilment of this aim, i loved being part of this team where ideas flowed and where once something was done we are always looking for what is next. i was a great virtual team experience and i am sure i will meet my fellow Africa in Me team mates again. SEAN FOURMACOU ACP COORDINATOR 12.13 3
  7. 7. ROBERT TETTEH ACP COORDINATOR 13.14 “Africa as a Region has been growing over the years but it has still not been able to demonstrated the massive grow needed to position AIESEC rightly on this continent. I am of the opinion that African countries have not been able to fully capitalize on their unique national positions and have not collaborated well enough to ensure massive growth of the indi- vidual countries. As an organization that aims to become 10 times bigger, with just two more years to reach our mid-term ambition, there is a need for change in the way things are done to ensure that this Region contrib- utes adequately to AIESEC 2015. As MCP of a top performing entity in Africa, I am aware of the crucial nature of the role of the Regional Coor- dinator with respect to AIESEC International’s focus and strategy for the coming year. Africa as a region has a potential for massive growth and the successful implementation of Africa in Me will enable us to capitalize on our simi- larities, differences and blooming external resources to ensure massive growth of AIESEC in the Region staying true to the relevance of AIESEC in our dear Region Africa. I am really passionate about seeing this happen and hence my application as the Regional Coordinator.Together we can work hard to make this a reality.” 4
  8. 8. BESTEPICMOMENT1 You think you know... But you have no idea Written By: Mariana Esparis | Country of Origin: Venezuela | Country of Visit: Kenya | Project: Africa Community Health Program (AHCP) | Dated: 2013 My experience in Kenya! … Wow it is so hard to put on words all the feelings and emotions that I have experienced these short six weeks. When I decided to make this trip, I never imagined what really lay ahead for me … A real adventure in all the aspects you can imag- ine. To read the whole story visit the link below: http://africainme.org/you-think-you-knowbut-you-have-no-idea/ Want to read more stories like this? africainme.org 5
  9. 9. The time of my life in Uganda and Ghana Written By: Larissa van den Wijngaert | From: Europe | Country of Visit: Uganda and Ghana | Project: Hill Preparatory School and FreeSpirit Foundation | Dated: 2012 “After finishing my Bachelor Psychology I decided to do something different. I wanted to do voluntary work and heard about AIESEC. My idea was to go to Africa for 3-4 months. Unfortunately most projects were only 6-8 weeks. Somebody suggested: why not two internships in two different countries? Yeah, why not? So I decided to go to Uganda (East Africa) and Ghana (West Africa), all by my- self.” To read the whole story visit the link below: http://africainme.org/the-time-of-my-life-in-uganda-and-ghana/ Want to read more stories like this? africainme.org BESTEPICMOMENT2 6
  10. 10. AIMFORAFRICANLC ePIC Moments “Powerful African stories captured in images” Think about the pictures EP will take during your internship, each one captures a special moment on your journey but only one will stand out… it will best capture the moment that EP will always re- member from this experience. ePIC Moments requires EPs to tell the story behind thepicture of their choice, bringing it to life and sharing it with the people back home. All LCs of AIESEC in Africa, will use the images from ePIC Moments for promotion of African experiences on africainme.org. EP will be supporting us in this way to better portray what Africa truly is, breaking stereotypes and helping us build a new story; all this by doing something as simple as sharing their point of view through photo and the story behind it! Untold Africa “Stories to inspire” Non-governmental organizations and influential community lead- ers play a key role in building Africa’s future. Their stories often go untold but they can inspire us to play our role in building the future of our local communities. This activity require EPs to volunteer at an NGO or shadow an in- fluential community leader for at least a day. During this day, EP’s role will be to act as a reporter of what this people and organizations do and how they contribute to the building of a better Africa. We expect EPs to create a short video documentary as output, so that we can together get this stories out in the open and start portraying a different face of Africa. Let their stories inspire and capture the experience to spread the voice and inspire others around the world. This will be shared and posted on africainme.org 7
  11. 11. AIMFORAFRICANLC Essence “Sensing the essence of Africa” In Africa we embrace life with a high sense of appreciation for eve- rything that allows to use our senses to truly touch and feel in our bodies the experience of being alive. Your African host LC will provide the EPs with a database of local artists and craftsmen/women and will have a chance to organize an event for the hosting community. The EP will be expected to become a reporter and capture on video and pictures this special activities. The videos will be used to showcase EP’s experience and what he/she has learned from the artist chosen. At the same time will help us share with the word the incredible beauty behind the art work of these remarkable people in our local communities. Activ8 Joy “Playing for a purpose” Sports and games is what unites communities by bringing people together with a common goal in mind. Providing joy and happiness to children is an added benefit and one that will make your experi- ence of Africa complete. By taking part in Activ8 Joy, the EP will organize sports events for the local community. Another option will be to organize fun days, comprising of games and entertainment for underprivileged chil- dren in our local communities. Share in the joy and capture this event forever by recording a video and making pictures of the festivities to be shared with the local organising committee and the people back home. 8
  12. 12. AFRICA IN ME REGIONAL INITIATIVE OF JULY Home Away from Home Campaign: July would be the month celebrating the powerful experiences delivered in Africa and by Africans outside the mainland. The African country submit- ting the most amount of stories in July would be rewarded at IC. Only 31 days to collect the maximum amount of stories. Every entity can contribute to break the stereotypes about Africa and promote Africa as a first start destination for internship. The best stories collected will be used in partner- ship proposals with countries and a Home away from Home booklet will be made. Guidelines on Story Collection: Four categories of Story Collection: 1. ePic Moment - Story on a picture that will share the experience. 2. Untold Africa - Stories that play a role in building the future. 3. Essence - Story on culture and traditions of Country Visited. 4. Activ8 Joy - Story on events arranged that brought joy to the Society. Name: | Country of Origin: | Country of Visit: | Project: | Date: Note: Pictures are a must. We recommend Good Quality Pictures. Submission of Stories: You can post your stories directly through our website: africainme.org OR Mailed to: stories@africainme.org OR nahid.valli@aiesec.net LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR AWESOME STORIES 9
  13. 13. Quarter 4 was an opportunity to end strong and leave legendary bench- mark in the various entities in Africa. Many countries strived to deliver the maximum amount of experiences in this summer peak. This campaign aims at rewarding the entities who contributed more to the summer reali- sations. There are 10 awards which will be given at IC 2013 in Egypt. 7 of these awards are to reward African entities outstanding performances and the remaining 3 are for international entities supporting this summer growth. Stay tuned, Award winners will be announced in July!!! Award for African Countries National Awards • African Overall GCDP Growth – Highest Q4 Relative GCDP growth. • African oGIP Relative Growth – Highest Q4 Relative growth in oGIP. • African iGIP Relative Growth – Highest Q4 Relative Growth in iGIP. • African GCDP Best Intra-regional cooperation – Cooperation delivering more experiences in Q4. Local Awards • African Best GCDP LC – LC delivering most GCDP experiences, ICX & OGX Combined. • African Best GIP LC – LC delivering most GIP experiences, ICX & OGX Combined. Award for Non - African Countries National Awards • Highest GCDP TN provider – Highest relative growth in Q4 with regards to realization of African GCDP EPs outside Africa. • Highest GCDP EP provider – Highest relative growth in Q4 with regards to the realization of non – African EPs in Africa. • Highest GIP TN provider – Highest relative growth in Q4 with regards to the realization of African GIP EPs outside Africa. 10 SUMMER GROWTH CAMPAIGN
  14. 14. 11 FACTS ABOUT CAPE VERDE AND NAMIBIA CAPE VERDE Cape Verde, only slightly larger than Rhode Island, is an archipelago in the Atlan- tic 385 mi (500 km) west of Senegal. Has a total space area of about 1,556 sq mi (4,030 sq km). It has its capital city in Praia. It has a population of about 523,568 people. The common languages spoken in- clude cruiolo and Portuguese. They are more black people and some foreigners. Cape verde has about 10 universities and higher institutions so AIESEC can be able to develop into these places. Here are some top institutions there: • Universidade de Santiago • Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo de Cabo Verde • Escola de Negocios e Tecnologias de Cabo Verde • Instituto Superior de Ciencias Juridicas e Sociais • University of Cape Verde • Jean Piaget University of Cape Verde “For the AIESEC Expansion in Cape verde, I have been talking to Joana Fernandes, and so far, they are going to reach out first to cape verde university to do partnership - logistics - and we are preparing a recruitment for piloting. We will arrive in Cape- Verde right after IC.” - Michael Ohaegbu NAMIBIA Namibia is situated on the southwestern coast of Africa, Namibia borders Angola and Zambia in the north, South Africa in the south and Botswana in the east. Na- mibia covers 824,292 sq km (318,259 sq mi). The capital city is Windhoek and has a population slightly more than 2.2 million. Languages include English, German, Afrikaans, Bantu and Khoisan There are three institutions in Namibia considered universities: • Polytechnic of Namibia (Polytechnic) - Windhoek • University of Namibia (UNAM) - Windhoek • Windhoek College of Education in Khomasdal, Windhoek • Caprivi College of Education in Katima Mulilo • Rundu College of Education • Ongwediva College of Education • International University of Management (IUM) - Windhoek
  15. 15. Keep yourself Updated: https://www.facebook.com/AIESEC.AfricaInMe Follow us: https://twitter.com/AfricaInMe All the stories should be posted in the website (http:// africainme.org/). You can also mail you documented stories to (stories@africainme.org) Note: All stories must have pictures, the links should be posted with the story.

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