Northeastern University Chapter



The seeds of Youth Action Africa were planted in 2006 by its founder, Roland Fomundam. Its founding idea started as a class project at Northeastern University that metamorphosed into this student organization with goals to provide preventive resources against pandemic diseases in Africa. The student organization has led several projects to raise awareness and provide relief in target areas such as the Haiti. The organization also organized events to collect valuable materials like books, clothes, and toiletries to send to target areas in Africa.

Our Northeastern University student chapter represents the works of the organization on campus with a particular focus on raising the cultural awareness bar as a means to bridge the cultural gap between Africa and the rest of the world.

In its events, it seeks to set a stage for students to share real stories from and about Africa. We connect with returning Study Abroad and Dialogue of Civilization students from different parts of Africa to share stories about their stay and impact in Africa. Students get a chance to make videos, audio clips, and power point presentations to share with their peers. We also plan to organize a contest for best videos with the most impact. We also invite experts from various industries to share expertise knowledge about economic and development issues in developing nations in Africa.

The need to bridge the cultural awareness gap that currently exists cannot be overstated. When people do not know the problem they cannot get a solution. Our student organization platform seeks to inform its body about the current crisis in Africa and provide them with ways on how they can be involved to effectively make long lasting change. Students are at the forefront of change and we believe that change can only start with the students.

This chapter currently operates with at least 8 board members serving a student body of about 60+ members from Northeastern University and surrounding universities.
For information on this chapter, send emails to [email protected]

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