Here is an interview we had with Kaija Jacqueline from Uganda, the winner of the 2014 African Union Youth Day Essay Competition.
OFA: Hi Jacqueline! Tell us about yourself.)
My name is Kaija Jacqueline from Uganda. Writing is one of my many passions, as is Fine Art, numbers, and working with children. I am a Born Again Christian and Jesus is the love of my life.
OFA: How did you hear about the African Youth Day Essay Competition?
I learned about it through www.opportunitiesforafricans.com.
How has winning the African Youth Day Essay Competition Impacted you?
Winning the competition was an answer to prayer; I really prayed to God that I win and He granted me that. Meeting youth from all over the continent was a great experience as it encouraged me, even more, that not even the sky is the limit for me! My highlight was receiving the award from H. E Dr Dlamini Nkosazana-Zuma and having the privilege of speaking before the highly esteemed delegates, and dining with them.
I thank God for the opportunity He gave to me in this! I also thank the African Union Commission for a great experience.