Press Release: Zambia gained membership of the International Youth Federation

Mwape Chibuye, IYF Representative in Zambia

Date: August 22, 2016 Contact: Media Relations,

Zambia gained membership of the International Youth Federation 
Minsk, Belarus:  In a statement issued today, the Executive Board announced that Zambia has gained the permanent membership of the International Youth Federation. 

Our vision at the International Youth Federation is to enable African youth to get their voices heard. Giving talented and motivated young people the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge to actively contribute to the development of their societies. 

Executive Board announces Mwape Chibuye as International Youth Federation Representative in Zambia 

Ms Mwape Chibuye is a professional soccer player at the Olympic youth development Centre (OYDC) in Lusaka, YALI ambassador under public management and a youth advocate for Tackle Africa for HIV prevention. She holds a Bachelor degree in education.

Started playing soccer aged six and in 2013 represented her University (UNZA) soccer team at the Inter-university soccer tournament, Ms Mwape was named best soccer player. She has often used football to inspire, educate and motivate other young people. For the past two years she has been involved with Tackle Africa, using football as a tool to educate young people about HIV/AIDS. Because of her commitment of working with young people she was named best female coach player for HIV prevention. Furthermore, she recently created an initiative called soccer Action Challenge to promote SDGs in her community.

Mwape is very passionate about working with young people. She said “I believes youths can play a big role in creating a sustainable world, and I looks forward promoting Youth development, women’s rights and ensuring that young people play a major role in implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.”


The International Youth Federation is an international non-profit youth organizations network governed by the present Statutes and the Swiss Civil Code. It is neutral politically, and non-denominational, aim to empowering youth worldwide through improving the status of youth and promote cooperation between youth organizations in different countries.


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