2018 started on a bright note for us at African Students For Liberty, and we are not slowing down. The month of January ushered in great efforts from our leaders. Highlights include:
Kenya: On January 11, Local Coordinator Zebby Nyakiangana talked to students, youths on classical liberal ideas at Liberal Youth Mentorship Forum, held at Machakos Institute of Technology. Similarly, Linda Korir spoke to youths at ASFL Forum at Maseno University on classical liberal ideas and why freedom is important in social, cultural, economic and political lives.
Rwanda & République Démocratique du Congo: On January 11 & 13, 2018, Students For Liberty Rwanda, and the République Démocratique du Congo organized a meet-up to integrate the newly accepted Local Coordinators into SFL family. Regional Director, Aimable Manirakiza explained the role of the Local Coordinators in promoting the benefits of free market and a free society for a better future in Africa. Plans are underway to host a capacity building seminar in March 2018. This event is expected bolster the efforts of the new leaders in different capacities.
Burundi: On January 22, 2018, National Coordinator Monia Wakana successfully organized the first event of the year at the University Espoir Africa. Themed “Empowering the younger generations of leaders”, Monia explained SFL’s mission, vision and their efforts in Burundi, whilst teaching about the foundations and principles of a free society – as necessary to pulling down the barriers of prosperity in the region. The event signed up 67 new members and a management team of the SFL group at the university was created.
Tanzania: January 20, ASFL group in Tanzania hosted a webinar on reawakening the consciousness of youths in Tanzania and taking hold of opportunities.
Uganda: On 26 January, SFL Leaders in Uganda converged at the National Liberty library at Lugonjo-Entebbe for a Leadership Forum. The event brought together local coordinators and chapter leaders within the county. Discussions at the forum revolved around advocacy for liberty, communicating for liberty, fundraising and putting plans in place ahead of the forthcoming Liberty and Entrepreneurship Camp. The event was organised by National Coordinator Francis Orache.
South Africa: ASFL Southern Africa Regional Director, Nicholas Woode-Smith spoke at Cape Town liberty meet-up on ASFL’s important contributions in promoting freedom and prosperity across the continent and the world. ASFL members in attendance also enjoyed hearing presentations about blockchain, entrepreneurship.
Nigeria: Local Coordinator Adeniyi Adebayo hosted a socio-economic discourse at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. The forum, which was in partnership with the National Association of Business Administration Students addressed socio-economic problems affecting Nigeria and proffered free market solutions.
Morocco: 24 January, 2018 was the day SFL Morocco was inaugurated. The event held at the Arab Center for Scientific Studies and Human Studies laid the foundation for the group’s activities in promoting freedom and liberty in North Africa. With so much promise for the future, the group is poised to take a steady step towards a new future; taking into consideration the scientific, intellectual developments and the current situation that proved the effectiveness of engaging the student body in enriching the intellectual field. The group also resolved to work and communicate with various pro-liberty organizations in pushing for a freeer economy, and encouraging young people to engage in entrepreneurship.