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About Us

Youth Initiatives Kenya 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.
The youth groups play a significant role in the development of their communities. significantly, the study noted that youth in informal settlements enormous had potential, but were curtailed from effective engagement in socio-economic development due to poor skills training, lack of access to resources and mentor-ship. 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. Over the years, YIKE has served more than 84 youth groups, graduating more than 700 students from the Youth Resource Center ICT training program. YIKE has equally invested in Girls Empowerment through Micro-franchise (GEM) project that reached 709 girls, while the Youth Desk Project disbursed more than 140 loans amounting to KES. 3.8 Million to more than 300 youth. YIKE has also engaged more than 22, 741 youth and 1, 110 in HIV behavior change initiatives. We would like to thank the following partners who have enabled us be where we are today; Our heartfelt gratitude go to; Red Rooster Foundation, Netherlands, Plan International- Kenya, UN WOMEN Office in Nairobi, RTI International and most important the groups and communities we work with for all the support both financially and technical and also for the encouragement to be a better organization that works for young people and with young people in the country.
WE SAY THANK YOU!

  • Alice Garcia

    Lawyer

  • Jackie Davis

    Business Manager

  • Shelia Schultz

    Business Manager

  • Alejandro Ringler

    Business Manager

  • Eduardo Brewer

    Business Manager

  • Louise Andre

    Business Manager

OUR core values

Vision

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

Mission

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.

Objectives

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

Values

Integrity

Equity

Transparency and Accountability

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