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Youth Initiatives - Kenya

"A society with unlimited possibilities and transformative opportunities for youth,women and children."

About us

Youth Initiatives-Kenya (YIKE) is a local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that was established in 2003. YIKE’s main offices are located in Nairobi. The organization proceeded out of an academic research paper on “Role of Youth Groups in Development of their Communities” by the founding members. The organization was therefore established in response to the findings of the study that established that youth groups play a significant role in the development of their communities.

significantly, the study noted that youth in informal settlements enormous potential, but were curtailed from effective engagement in socio-economic development due to poor skills training, lack of access to resources and mentorship. Thus, YIKE was established to assist marginalized and disenfranchised youths to develop initiatives that can generate income to build sustainable socio-economic livelihoods. Over the years, YIKE’s mandate has expanded to cover marginalized orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs), and women discrimination and disenfranchisement from policy, governance, leadership, and decision making processes. YIKE has accomplished significant milestones over the last 14 years.

Our core values


A Society with unlimited possibilities and transformative opportunities for youth women and children


To transform the lives of youth, women and children by engaging communities, state and non-state actors in sustainable socio-economic empowerment and livelihoods; health initiatives; capacity building, governance, and advocacy.


To train, mentor and support women and youth
engagement in leadership and governance in at least
(3) counties by 2022




Transparency and Accountability

Nilinde project

Nilinde is a five year project funded by USAID through a consortium of partners led by PLAN in partnership with AMURT, Child line and mothers to mothers (M2M). The Nilinde project aims to improve the welfare and protection of the most vulnerable households affected by HIV/AIDS by


Tusome means ''Let's read'' in Kiswahili. The main goal is to improve reading and writing skills (English and Kiswahili) of children in classes 1, 2 and 3

ICT Training

Under the YIKE Resource Centre,we have both Nairobits ICT class which offers Web and Graphic Design and the Yike ICT centre that offers basic computer literacy classes

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with us?


Youth Initiatives Kenya works in partnership with other organizations, who take what we do
seriously and through that, work with us tirelessly to make sure we impact the community