In early 2012, a young volunteer of AEA launched the Ansong youth club. The main idea behind the club was to help young people in diverse difficulties and to give its members the chance to be a responsible example to society.
To implement its ideas, 10 main members from the age of 13 to 18 years old were chosen and trained. They since sensitize the population in Ansong about the importance of education for children and teach people about the negative effects of domestic violence and migration. Each day, the members tutor children who face issues in public school to help them pass their classes. Another special offer by the club are lessons in English and Chinese, two languages that will probably be of importance for them in their future career.
Moreover, the club plays the role of a social centre, inviting children from the community to attend special events, such as the plantation of trees, International Children’s Rights Day, National Enrolment Day and the International Human Rights Day to create better links in the society.
The club representative, Kunthy, is active in the community and joins regular talks with local authorities and schools about their doings, issues and possible solutions.
In total, the Youth club can be seen as an Center of Education for All where young and old can come to study and read with the help of specially trained volunteers.