Vois Africa was established after the first African Youth in Philanthropy Conference in Arusha, Tanzania in 2015. The conference revealed the lack of a youth agenda in philanthropy and that young people were not adequately represented or included on the relevant platforms where African philanthropy was discussed.
By acting as convenor, Vois Africa hopes to bring together young people across the continent and abroad to construct a narrative of youth philanthropy, to raise a consolidated voice of young people in decision-making platforms, and to commission research that will allow young people to contribute more meaningfully to the philanthropy sector in Africa and abroad.
It also aims to showcase the work young people are doing that their fellow citizens are either unaware of or not adequately acknowledging.
In April 2017, Vois Africa hosted a one-day YouthBank workshop in Nairobi, Kenya to introduce the YouthBank concept to representatives from organizations in Kenya that work with young people.