Introducing NUEYS’ Program on Diaspora Youth Participation


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An initiative of the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS), the Diaspora Youth Participation program organized under the NUEYS Foreign Affairs Department, aims at making it easier for youth in the Diaspora to participate in their country’s development through sustainable projects.

Program Goal: To make Eritrean youth in the Diaspora not only leaders in their communities abroad, but also active participants in national affairs by contributing to their country’s development.

How the Partnership Works:

  • Guiding youth groups to choose and plan projects feasible to the situation in Eritrea.
  • Guiding youth groups to effectively fundraise for the implementation of the project.
  • NUEYS then closely follows up on the implementation and evaluation of the project in Eritrea.

The Outcome: Empowering Eritrean youth in the Diaspora with project management skills that sees the implementation of successful projects within Eritrea and their communities.

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The National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS) is a democratic, non-profit, non-governmental organization that stands for the betterment of Eritrean youth. The mission of NUEYS is to organize and build a versatile youth that is aware and proud of their culture, identity, heritage and history. It also strives to build disciplined, self-confident, mature and responsible youth throughout the country, as well as among Eritrean youth in the Diaspora.


Zura nHagerka 2013 (Know Your Country Tour)

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Join NUEYS this summer for its annual Zura nHagerka (Know Your Country) Tour program

  • To Learn about Eritrea’s history and heritage
  • To witness development efforts with your own eyes
  • To witness the unity within diversity of Eritrea
  • To interact with youth to find out how they live, work and actively participate in their country’s development.

Space is limited!!! FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE! Don’t miss this chance… register today!

Places to visit:

Day 1 (8 July) – Bisha, Sawa

Day 2 (9 July) – Sawa

Day 3 (10 July) – Sawa, Tesseney

Day 4 (11 July) – Tesseney, Barentu, Keren

Day 5 (12 July) – Keren, Filfil, Massawa

Day 6 (13 July) – Massawa

Day 7 (14 July) – Massawa, Dekemhare, Adi Keih

Day 8 (15 July) – Adi Keih, Senafe, Asmara

Weather conditions: Experience a variety of seasonal climate

Age limit: 16-35 years

Tour fee includes:

–                      Breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the entire tour

–                      Accommodation at hotels (except on the night at Green Island, since there will be camping there)

–                      Potable water

You are kindly asked to bring your own toiletries, sleeping bag/sheets, flash light and basic medicines.

Register for the tour today by sending us your filled out participation form to nueys.eritrea[at]gmail[dotcom]

Zura nHagerka Participation Form PDF

Zura nHagerka Participation Form Microsoft Word

In case of any changes in the program, you will be duly notified!

Also sign up for the Youth Exchange Program!!

Activities this summer will include:

–                      Events to commemorate of Martyrs Day (June 20)

–                      Tree-planting and environmental conservation activities

–                      Visits to the orphanage

–                      Visits to various development institutions

–                      Seminars


Meadi Sne Tibeb – produced by NUEYS

Meadi sne Tibeb (November 8, 2012): Meadi sne Tibeb is an Eritrean TV (ERI-TV) weekly show from Asmara, Eritrea.

“Meadi Sne Tibeb” [Arts Platform] – produced by NUEYS  (the National Union of Eritrean Youth & Students) mission is to cultivate and produce capable youth by promoting and strengthening Eritrean youth in all aspects of national, regional, international and cultural development processes.

Check out the latest episode by clicking here! 

For all past episodes, click here!

National value of self-sacrifice a characteristic feature of Eritrean youths: NUEYS Chairman

Sultan Saeed, Chairperson of NUEYS

Asmara, 4 July 2012 – The NUEYS Chairman, Mr. Sultan Seid, explained that the national value of self-sacrifice has been the characteristic feature of Eritrean youths across generations. He made the remarks in an interview he conducted with the state media in connection with the 5th National Youth Festival.

Indicating that Eritrea is a nation blessed with diligent and realism-oriented youths, Mr. Sultan pointed out that their role in the nation building process has become progressively substantial. He further pointed out that the nation is registering significant accomplishments in various domains thanks to the youths inside the country and abroad who are ensuring the required sacrifice.

Eritrean youths could demonstrate steadfastness against the hostile challenges directed against them for they irreplaceably cherish the all-dimensional sacrifice paid for national independence. Moreover, the nation’s bright future which has become more apparent than ever attests to their collective input, Mr. Sultan added.

The NUEYS Chairman also said that Eritrea’s history is one of remarkable generations of youth, and that it is historical as today’s generation shoulders the responsibilities of developing the nation and safeguarding its dignity.

Eri-Youth Festival: 5th yet Ever More Refreshing

Ibrahim Hassen, Head of the 5th Eri-Youth Festival organizing committee

The 5th Eritrean Youth Festival will be held in Sawa from 13 to 15 July 2012. This festival is basically of the youths, but people from all walks of life have been part of it. The main objective of the youths gathering is to enable Eritrean youths throughout the country and also youths from abroad share experiences among each other. Every two years, in the summer time, it has been a gathering where youths demonstrate their talent in varied disciplines. It is simultaneously a give and take relationship which has been fostered among the youths.  Every youth could find some grand values to share and experiences to gain from Sawa’s festival. It is from this outlook that youths eagerly wait to be part of upcoming festival. In this festival, parents and other visitors get a chance to see what the potentials of the youths are and children get inspired of what the role model youths have accomplished and of the talents the youths have to offer them.  Below is an excerpt of the interview conducted with Mr. Ibrahim Hassen, NUEYS’ chairperson of holidays coordinating committee, in connection with the preparations that have been made to colorfully hold the 5th National Youth Festival


Original Interview

Eri-Youth Festival Updates: Preparation for East Africa Youth Forum Well Underway

ImageAs part of the 5th Eri-Youth Festival, the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS) is hosting an East Africa Youth Forum from 7-13 July 2012, in the capital city of Asmara, with the aim of strengthening the Pan African Youth Union (PYU) throughout the East Africa/Indian Ocean sub-region. The forum will be held under the theme “Active Youth Citizenship for Conflict Transformation and Regional Integration!”

The forum intends to strengthen the understanding of the youth when it comes to the current socio-political and economic situation in the region, and harness their contribution in playing an active role towards peace, security, and regional integration. The main objectives of the regional forum includes: exchange of experiences and views among participants; forge common understanding among youth leaders; reveal Eritrea’s stance on issues of war looming in the region, and its peaceful solutions; and enhance Eritrea’s regional relations.

Fifteen (15) research papers from both inside and outside of Eritrea are expected to be presented at the forum. The thematic topics of the papers are directly related with the main theme of the forum and attempt to address the nature and type of conflicts in the region, as well as the prospects of peace, security and regional integration in Eastern Africa. So far, around 40 delegates from East Africa and Indian Ocean countries have confirmed their participation. Delegates and youth representatives from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Mauritius, Egypt, and more are expected to take part in this historical forum.

All necessary preparations, including forum materials, logistic and accommodation arrangements, and tour programs for forum participants have been arranged and are well underway, according to the preparatory committee of the forum.

WFDY General Council calls for the Immediate Annulment of Unjust Sanctions against Eritrea

During its General Council meeting, which took place from 23-25 May 2012 in Harhare, Zimbabwe, the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) called for the immediate annulment of the unjust sanctions imposed on Eritrea, and that the final and binding decision of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission be respected in its political resolution.


The National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS) participated in this important meeting not just as a member of the WFDY General Council but also as the WFDY Regional Coordinator for Africa.


The aim of the General Council meeting was to proceed with the efforts of implementing the decisions made at the 18th Assembly of WFDY, which took place in November 2012. Organized under the theme “Youth Struggle against Imperialism: We Choose Our Own Future,” the GC discussed organizational affairs, the Report on Activities and the Plan of Action until the next GC meeting. Included in this plan of action is WFDY’s participation in the East Africa Youth Forum, which will take place in Asmara from 7-13 July 2012, and the 5th Eri-Youth Festival, which will take place in Sawa from 13-15 July 2012.


Besides enhancing NUEYS’ relations with the ZANU-PF Youth League of Zimbabwe, ANC Youth League of South Africa and other progressive youth movements in Africa, discussions took place with the National Secretary for Youth Affairs in Zimbabwe, Mr. A. Sikhosana.


On the 25th of May, there was a tour to the National Heroes Acre and various development sites. It was also on that day that Africa Day celebrations took place.

Profiles of the Music Artists Performing at the 5th Eri-Youth Festival

Check out the profiles of the Universal & EriArtista performers who will be at the 5th Eri-Youth Festival due to take place from 13-15 July 2012!!


Universal & EriArtista 2012 Sawa Festival Artists Profile(1)

5th Eri-Youth Festiva: Press Release on Universal & EriArtista Sounds 2012

Click on the link below for the full press release regarding the musical line-up of Universal & EriArtista Sounds 2012, which will perform concerts at and before the 5th Eri-Youth Festival. Musical artists will be coming from South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda, Senegal, Kenya, Guinea and Eritrea to perform.

Press Release Sawa Festival 2012(1)

Pictures of NUEYS Guinness World Records Rally

Guinness World Records Certificate given to NUEYS for the longest painting in the world

To view pictures of the rally, which took place in Asmara on 18 May 2012, by the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS) members who have put Eritrea in the Guinness World Records for the longest painting in the world, just click on the image of the certificate!