who we are

Our young people

In many ways, the young people who participate in OYA activities in 2020 have not changed much in the 20 years since we started. They:

  • are all pre-teenagers or teens, ages ranging from 10 to 19.

  • come from all over Africa – east, west, south - and the Caribbean 

  • live all over London, but mostly in Barnet, Harrow and Brent.

  • attend 40 different primary and secondary schools.

"OYA is a preparation for life."

Adeoba, Old Student